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  1. I have made banner ad sandwiches that have video on top (default) or underneath, that use either the Youtube API or HTML5 video tag. Things to be aware of. If you go the Youtube API route, clicking on the video will take viewers to that video page on Youtube. The rest of your ad will go to where you want it to. If you use Doubleclick Studio you have a place to serve your video from. Doubleclick does have something called polymer video. https://support.google.com/richmedia/answer/6232836?hl=en Chrome did pause all video that auto played last spring, so how you mute is important. Older examples with auto play video are all paused. <video autoplay class='video' loop muted width='320'> <source src='bg_video.mp4' type='video/mp4'> <source src='bg_video.ogv' type='video/ogg'> </video>
  2. When I wonder what other people may have figured out, I sometimes just search Codepen, to see if anything strikes my fancy. https://codepen.io/search/pens?q=svg blur&page=1&order=popularity&depth=everything
  3. I am being bad today. I have a 110k and 138K TinyPnged PNGs in my 300x600.
  4. Curious as to the extra restrictive standards of this particular publisher. We are supposed to be judged by the size of our zip files, and the js files compress nicely, or I would never have Animate authored banner ads that are only 20K zipped. I just compressed my Animate authored beverage ad, that has an extra large image of the cocktail with holiday trappings, that ends zoomed out, and did have a transparent png created from that frost on a window vector from Shutterstock, and my zipped file for a 300x250 is 135K. Hardly a K weight monster in 2019. My 2 bitmaps, a JPG and a TinyPNGed PNG, were 38K and 60K.
  5. So why not use a blurred version of your bitmap on a layer above, in Animate and fade that out. Or a semi transparent overlay that makes the underlying image appear to be blurry? I did a semi transparent frost on a window overlay reveal for a holiday beverage ad, that was a vector from Shutterstock.
  6. Do we have ourselves to blame, somewhat, post 40K SWF? Having spent so many years as a K weight Scrooge, I can't not care. However, I know I have coworkers who don't crop bitmaps, or who created an animated cartoon in a banner ad, using bitmaps, that crawled live. Once the 40K limit was lifted, some view the limit as so what, and don't optimize. I on the other hand love to brag about my 20K zipped banners.
  7. Doubleclick used to be creating templates for Rich Media HTML5. They stopped, when they turned to pushing GWD, and have even removed a lot of HTML5 Rich Media templates from the template database. Pretty telling that their Dynamic templates are from 2014. And all the Study Guides that used to be available for the Certification programs, are no longer available for DL.
  8. I still have not tried GWD. I knew we were moving towards Dynamic because Metro Codes determine who gets what. And Google was definitely pushing us to use GWD, offering White Glove support for our first Dynamic campaign built in GWD. So even though Doubleclick offers zero support for anything that involves Flanimate* (Animate CC), I was able to use one of their 2014 HTML5 Dynamic templates to make an Animate sandwich that does Dynamic with your usual enabler.js stuff. Animate just provides the eye candy. I just wish they didn't put so much emphasis on GWD. That being said, Studio support chat is great.
  9. Ads with specific vendor names are usually proprietary, so your Sizmek modified files may have needed to be uploaded to Sizmek, and a tag generated for whatever platform, said there was an error. Sizmek used to be called EyeBlaster. And bought out Pointroll. Here is a Sizmek specific validator https://support.sizmek.com/hc/en-us/articles/200721189-Preview-and-Debug-Your-HTML5-Ad https://adexchanger.com/ad-exchange-news/tracing-timeline-sizmek-ad-tech-rollup-duopoly-alternative/
  10. It look's like the Animate prerelease that publishes for AMP may have dropped. Just posted on the Adobe forum "I tested the new tool and I do a lot of HTML5 banners for Google Ads for clients... Now I have to switch to AMPHTML clients can't load HTML5 ads anymore ? The conversion from HTML5 or from FLA works good but the publish do not work with symbols...just Images... and it does not work with Shapes. I would like to add script like HTML5 like stop timeline or interactivity like a focused exit button would that be good ?"
  11. Am I being rude when I say I am not impressed by any of the examples, or components.
  12. I don't know what they are trying to do. They made a premature announcement in early Feb., that the prerelease would have AMP functionality and they had to walk it back, saying not until it is stable, on Feb. 20. Still no update. Maybe it will be a new publish mode. I don't think it is just getting creatjs white listed.
  13. I just have not cared for the GWD components. Nor heard anyone saying they love GWD. There may be some GWD gurus who could prove me wrong. As far as living on Google servers, don't ad files live on Google Servers if they are in DCM or DFP, and use Google CDN hosted GSAP?
  14. The fact that Adobe is working on making Animate able to compete with GWD on AMP compliant ads, makes me think it is something that could change how we work., just via popularity of faster loading. Not sure why they are claiming AMP is more secure as a selling point.
  15. Yeah, I had seen the video. My concern is that Google owns the ad serving platform. And that they push creators towards their way, GWD.