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XF 1.5 XenForo Ad Unit Placements - Dimentions / Sizes?

XenBurger

Active member
#1
We're trying to get DFP set up with ad units but our marketing team needs to know the actual sizes in these spots:

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/visual-list-of-ad-locations.1383/

Any documentation on this anywhere? I seem to remember that the dimensions *might* have been in the template files themselves (in the naming or something) but I could be completely wrong about that, and they don't currently convey that information.

How do I find the proper dimentions (pixels) height width of the ad spots available for XF?
 

woody

Active member
#2
They can be any size you choose...they key is to manage ad width to correspond with content width.

My main banners can be from 970x250 down to 300x50, and sidebar sizes from 336x280 to 120x600.

All responsive, of course.
 

XenBurger

Active member
#3
@woody - Thanks so much for your reply. Understood that there's wiggle room for image sizes within each of these spots. But at some point there are maximum widths and heights, or the page structure gets affected. Im surprised that these arent defined on the above page. Is this information anywhere else?

This is compounded by the fact that I'm using a different theme. UIX specifically. Am I basically going to have to ask my developer to draw things out in photoshop and guess as to the max pixel width of each spot by hand?

@Mike Creuzer
 

woody

Active member
#4
Simple math :)

Sidebar is a fixed width. For a 1200 screen width on sidebar pages, 728+336 = 1064 - no problem
1000 screen width with sidebar means a 468 and a 336 max.
1000 screen width with no sidebar allows a 970 banner max.

No two forums are set with the same overall width or sidebar width. There is no "standard" to be used.

Responsive design allows for MANY sizes in each ad slot, with the best paying/fitting ad being served. My above fold header banner can serve a 300x50, 300x75, 300x100, 320x50, 320x100, 468x60, 728x90 or 970x90. WHAT serves is dependent on if the sidebar is

My top sidebar has options for 336x280, 300x250 or 300x100

My bottom sidebar has options for 336x280, 300x250, 120x600, 160x600, 300x600 or 300x1050.

DFP has these tutorials in their responsive setups.

A search on this forum should have netted the following thread:
https://xenforo.com/community/resources/dfp-integration-into-xenforo.3347/

Don't think for one second it won't be time consuming.


edit:
DFP is not set it and forget it. I learn constantly, and make regular adjustments. I now run all my ads in prebid, that makes your DFP setup seem like childs play.