Featured Banner? Answered

I recently got featured, and the e-mail says it takes up to 30 mins to show the banner. It's been like, a day and a half. And don''t you get 3 months Pro membership? I wasn't offered. or at least yet. Thanks in advance! And don't you hate it when people don't choose a 'Best Answer'??

Asked by novakfor3 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Website banners? Answered

Can someone instruct us how to make these beautiful banners that I receive in my newsletter? I have uploaded images to be specific.

Asked by GhazInstruct 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Banner ads

I am a pro menber and I have been seeing Banner and Sidebar ads for the past week or so. Is this now a feature of the site? I have tried different computers but the ads always come up. How can I remove them, the button works for a specific ad but new ads always come up starting the process over again?

Posted by Random_Canadian 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

"Featured" banner

After receiving two "your Instructable has been featured" emails this morning, the 'ible in question https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-easily-remove-vinyl-tiles/ doesn't have the "Featured" corner-banner, and my "Featured" stat is still at 75%. Was the "Featured" congrat sent erroneously? Has the site just not updated yet? Thanks for your time.

Posted by aeray 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

New scrolling banner

The scrolling banner on the home page looks nice but...... while i am looking through the topics, the banner changes and the page jumps up or down. to fix this, make ALL banners the same height. thanks

Posted by ronhenderson65 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Top banner not Orange

Whenever I go to any page the top is white instead of orange.

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

A theme for Instructables banner

I love how this site keeps on updating and improving. A lot of these updates are very useful and makes browsing through the site and my own account a lot more simpler. However, I do wish that we could personalize the Instructables banner on top of the website. I miss the orange that was recently there so I was thinking how about a way to change the color the user would want to see it? Any comments?

Posted by jen7714 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Make a banner for cheap ?

Hi! I'd like to make banners for a fundraising event. I have a 60cm plotter I'd like to use with a pen to do the strokes, something I've already done in the past, but the problem is not here. After that, I'd like to fill the stroke region, like letters and logos, but I don't want to use 10 marker pens just for one letter, do you know what I could use to make nice, cheap and fast fillings ?

Posted by Anykey 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Is there a banner for I'bles that will be at Maker?

I will be presenting weaving conductive cloth at SF Maker.Is there a banner that can be place on the I'ble for this specific project?thanks,Lynne

Asked by Lynne Bruning 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Go Pro Banners

I am sick of having a 'Go Pro' banner above every page when I already support Instructables by being Pro. Why should Pro members get told to Go Pro?

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

missing contest banners

Hi, I noticed that the Halloween Draw & Paint It Contest with Sketchbook and the Halloween Photo Editing Contest with Pixlr  entries are missing contest vote banners on the Instructables.  Is this a new thing that we can only vote on the contest pages or a bug? I don't know if it is relevant, but I am using Windows 7 and Firefox 15.0.1.

Posted by ChrysN 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Broken Banner - Take Action : Help Save $16 Billion A Year In Utility Bills!

Clicking on this banner takes me to an empty page:https://www.instructables.com/r/takeactionOn Firefox, Mac OSX 10.4.9

Posted by pixelbricks 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Featured I'ble not showing on front page or withthe snazzy banner?

Hullo all... I received the email telling me that I am awesome... and indeed that my I'ble on Trebuchets is also of the same calibre... BUT... It doesnt appear to be showing up on the home page... nor does it have the little white diagonal banner that says 'Featured'... that my other featured I'bles have... I assumed that it was just due to updates and filters and such... but the time stamp on the email shows that I was featured at: 17 April 2010 00:17:43GMT   I show up in this link: https://www.instructables.com/play/?show=FEATURED Decided to take this to the forum as I was unsure who to email... or If its part of the new site re-vamp? Let me know Jay did no one ever learn that its not wise to mess with the person holding the siege weapon??? ;)

Posted by Biggsy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

No Sugru contest banner on entries

I just noticed that none of the Sugru contest entries have Sugru contest banners on their instructables.

Posted by ChrysN 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Search banner placement is a pain

Ever since instructables updated their website about 3 months ago (i'm guessing) their has been a search banner at the bottom of the screen that has been in the way. Here is a screen shot. This says it all. I was trying to read a comment in this picture but the search banner was in the way. Does anyone know hoow I could fix this? NOTE: I'm using IE8.

Posted by Robot Lover 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

No featured banner for profile pages.

Is this a feature or a bug? On member pages, there used to be featured banners. Now there are not. I really liked to see which instructables got featured, not just a percentage. My Hat and Contest instructables were featured. FF 3.6.6 w/ Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks!

Posted by kcls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

banner competition for my website

Http://www.marcogrilli.com/thenerdling/ i have my website and want a good banner for it but im crap with photoshop so here is a competition whoever makes the best banner will win a pro account on my website and recognition in the footer or somewhere maybe your website in the dropdown thing under home in the menu the specs: 940X200 pixels needs to be nerdy i would like it to have electronicy stuff

Posted by The nerdling 5 years ago

Star Spangled Banner On Keytar

It's me playing my Roland AX-Synth Keyboard. Watch and comment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0wB5NLsFM8

Posted by Oblivitus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

New Contest Banner Bug

The mouse over on the first banner in the contest page, Green Design Contest, is inverted. The mouse over displays when the mouse is off and hides when you mouse over.

Posted by bwrussell 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

front page banner typo

There's a typo on the front page in the new rotating banner: on the "3 Simple Ways..." one under video, it says "you'll need the embed code from you favorite video site", I figured this was the best place to put it.

Posted by revelae 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Top banner ad broken

The banner advert (I would assume it's meant to be a Craftsman one, it's where I saw the most of those animated craftsman tool ads) directly below the instructables masthead is sporadically broken for me, replaced with a bunch of gibberish of the form "BZh91AY&SYE�Hk��5߀�pc��07L�>���0 5��". I can upload a screenshot if you want, but essentially imagine a few lines of that directly below the home-explore-community-submit links and the search box.

Posted by PKM 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Still waiting for my featured banner..

Ok, at the rick of sounding churlish.... MWAHH! I want my featured banner! I got this email a week or so ago, >clip< Your Instructable "Chocolate Cake " was just featured by one of our editors! >clip< I understand if the dudes at IHQ have better stuff to do than apply graphics to project title pics atm , just wondered if it was some kind of spoof. Anyone else have this happen? Cheers, Bosh

Posted by bosherston 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Pro users receiving banner ads?

For a long while, the only ads I was seeing on Instructables pages were internal -- mostly examples of highly rated/featured I'bles, or contest announcements. Starting today (24 Mar 2010), I am seeing banner and sidebar ads.  This isn't a big deal, except that a lot of them have been those really annoying rollover-giant-box type.  This makes it quite cumbersome to navigate on the page, and in particular, to do anything where your mouse has to go near the masthead.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Where has the banner gone and getting ads instead?

I'm a Pro member and I'm signed in. (signed out and then in again) The front page banner is all grey and I'm getting ads in the grey box. Has someone hacked or broken the site? I have to turn on a banner blocker to stop the ads.

Posted by switch62 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Contest banner missing in some accepted entries

I have two different contest entries that have been accepted and they show up on their respective contest pages, but the voting banner is not displaying inside the instructables.https://www.instructables.com/id/Mushroom-Powder-L...https://www.instructables.com/id/Ender-3-Pro-Initi...This appears to be a sporadic issue since two other contest entries that were submitted around the same time in different contests have the voting banner displaying properly.https://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Eclair-...https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Tripod-Q...

Posted by Lorddrake 6 weeks ago  |  last reply 6 weeks ago

"Featured" corner banner removed from instructables on profile pages

The featured banner that usually covers the top right corner of an instructable has dissapeared from users' profile pages. Bug or intentional? Doubt it's browser related, but in case it is: Windows 7 w/ Firefox 3.6.3

Posted by Jayefuu_test 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how do i make my own name banner?

For example danielle banner

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Occasional page layout bug -- giant hole in banner-ad section

I've noticed this happening occasionally for the past few days.  The space where the "banner ad" appears, between the masthead and actual useful content, gets made extra large.  There's still a normal sized banner ad in place, but a lot of blank space below that.  A page refresh usually gets rid of it (and changes the banner ad).

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

No Featured page and banner when logged in

Currently - If I'm not logged in I get the Featured page with the rotating banner at the top. When I am logged in, I get the Top Picks/Feed page. Previously- I used to get the Featured page and banner when I was logged in or not. I would like to see the Featured page when I'm logged in.  I can't find a setting or instruction on how to do this. Could someone please help? Thanks.

Posted by switch62 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

&quot;featured&quot; banner obscures the thumbnail image

That banner that says "featured" might as well say "obscured!". Those little thumbnails are hard enough to see already. When you put the featured banner over it it cuts it off and hides a major portion of the image. Howabout putting golden radiance around the image, or angels with garlands, or something good? You guys are already covering the screen with a parchesi-monopoly worth of stuff, why do you need to deface my nice thumbnails? You own the screen all around my tiny thumbnail. Put your signage there where it increase the contextual information value of the screen instead of overwriting that image which is supposed to be worth a thousand words. By that calculus, that word "featured" is a net loss of 200 or so words. That featured banner sucks pixels!

Posted by TimAnderson 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Banner/rollover ads with uncontrolled sound and auto start

Why are you allowing ads with sound? Perhaps you should have your ad agency go here http://www.langoor.com/ethics-in-internet-selling-and-advertising/ and learn some ethics. There are ad placement firms who adhere to guidelines that help to maximize a user's experience rather than irritating the crap out of them. They seem to be doing pretty well.  Reducing a user's experience may generate you and you ad service some short term revenue, but it will ultimately reduce the user's willingness to buy the product of the offending advertiser, and will drive eyeballs off of your site.  I clicked on the "First Aid Kit for Hostile Environments" 'ible in my Mail app. My browser opened, as usual, and opened my instructable page. Then the music started. Thinking that I might have lingered over something too long, I closed the tab, went back to the mail, and clicked again. Same story. This happened three different times. ALL of the ads in the top banner did this. Idunno what the first one was, but the second one was for some Republican politician, and the third was for Mercury (the car, not the element).  I have not resorted to ad-blocking software because I believe in your site and want you guys to get paid for all your hard work. (That may soon change, though.) I haven't bought a pro membership because I don't publish anything or spend gobs of time here, and I've been a member so long that you gandfathered in most of the pro benefits for me. I'm relatively casual and limited in my use. Can you help a brother out and stop these types of ads, or are you gonna tell me to just suck it up because I'm a freeloader non-pro member?

Posted by pedalmonkey 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How do I stop banner ads?

Asked by rogandglo 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

What happened to the Featured banner on instructables icons?

Hey, I haven't been as active in instructables as I used to be, but what happened to that "featured" banner that showed if that if your instructable was featured.

Asked by dkfa 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

"Featured Banner" is now missing on the instructables.

The "Featured Banner" is missing when the instrucables are in a list like on the home page. Is that a new FEATURE or a BUG? Will it be coming back? What's the benefit of creating an instructable and getting it featured if the author is the only one who knows it's featured? And yes I know I complain a lot, but if I don't tell you what's wrong how will you know?

Posted by Re-design 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can You please bring back the featured banners on profile pages?

For a while, there were featured banners on peoples profile pages. When the stat cards were introduced, they went away. I really liked them, and I'm sure others did too. So, why did they go away, and can you bring them back?

Posted by kcls 8 years ago

Homepage photos

What's happened to the giant authors photos that used to appear on the homepage? Last time I saw them was a couple of days ago. What I see now is a big gray rectangle with a smaller contest banner in it (it changes everytime I refresh the page). Is this normal? If this is the way it should be, I apologize for posting this in the "Bugs" section! ps: I preferred the homepage with the moving photos! :)

Posted by lindarose92 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Banner ads showing in Pro upon link from email

When I click a featured article on the newsletter I am immediately logged in and I get the ads EVERYWHERE. I don't get them if I close the tab in my browser (Safari 9.1) and then open instructables from my tool bar, but then I can't find the featured 'ible I was looking for in the first place. Help?

Posted by pedalmonkey 2 years ago

Where can I get billboards to recycle? Answered

I want to make some billboard bags and what not  but I don't know where to get the billboards. I live in San Francisco and I see a  lot of billboards does anyone have any idea who I might contact? Also what are tose advertisements on streetlights called?

Asked by undftdking 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Pages blocked by odd pictures and search banner

I'm not sure what's happening to the pages I'm viewing: - the orange search banner is across many of the pages I look at, and I can't get it to budge, so it blocks the content under it - on my "You" page, the photos from the members I've subscribed to are spread out all over the page, blocking the rest of the content on the page. Other problems I'm having- - When I publish an Instructable, I can't budge the bar to show the expense or level of difficulty - My replies to some of the comments got bunched together under one comment (I noticed someone else had this problem, too, when I read their comments). None of these is a big problem, and I love the site overall, but the search banner is annoying when it covers part of some instructions ;P

Posted by Puzzledd 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What's the best way of protecting a large vinyl banner?

I have a very large banner which is a photo printed onto a thick plastic (vinyl??). It is autographed so I would like to preserve the banner and the signature. Is there any product I can use to help protect the surface and stop it from fading? I've e-mailed Krylon but apparently none of their products are suitable

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What's the best way of protecting a large vinyl banner?

I have a very large banner which is a photo printed onto a thick plastic (vinyl??). It is autographed so I would like to preserve the banner and the signature. Is there any product I can use to help protect the surface and stop it from fading? I've e-mailed Krylon but apparently none of their products

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

All these Mate1 ads...

I've noticed that banner ads often coincide with current or upcoming contests... What can we expect, with all the Mate1 dating site ads all over the place?

Posted by jeff-o 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

New Homepage Layout?

I've just noticed that the big Flash banner on the homepage has gone and been replaced with a new banner. And I must say I quite like it! Nice and simple.

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Voting on entries that are entered in multiple contests

When an entry is entered in multiple contests, what decides which banner appears above. I have an entry in the hack it contest and the off grid contest. The banner above it is for the hack it contest, so it won't get as many votes for the off grid contest which is in the voting stage. Is it possible for instructables to change it so that the banner is for the contest ending soonest/altready in the voting stage rather than the most recently entered contest ?

Posted by scraptopower 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Featured advertisements?!?

Here's something I haven't seen before:  the "pro-only" ad for Adafruit's discounts has a Featured banner in the upper right corner!  Even the Instructables Card Game ad doesn't have that banner.  Is this something new for "blessed" in-house ads?  Or a bug?  Or what?

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Instructablize Your Social Media! (aka YouTube)

Are you looking for the world's worst picture? Look at my profile picture! (As of now...) Since I've opened a new YT Channel, I decided that I'd make myself a channel intro (which I've already done) and nice banner, and most importantly: INSTRUCTABLIZE IT! (It would also be nice to have an option for a banner here on Instructables, since there is a lot of wasted space with the new update..) After a few hours*, I think I've finally come up with a nice one- See the screenshot below, if you're interested. (EDIT: Here is a link to may channel, in case I update it in the future, or if you'd like to give me some feedback-- I'd really appreciate that! :) It's not perfect, but I like it. I like how my name is in fairly bright green, the 24 is in blue. I also like how the robots hover all over the place, though I think I might have made them a bit too big... I made this with the Pixlr Editor, and if you want to make your own, feel free to use my image and modify it. If you do this too, don't forget to post a picture/ link to your channel below! EDIT: I forgot to write this, but this was actually my "second" try, since I tried to do something similar to this a few days ago... It is now a pinned (to the top) tweet on My Twitter (as of now, too...).  *This might look really simple, but it took me several hours to do this. Don't ask why!

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Facebook "Like" banner and firewall blocking -- backed out

UPDATE 5/4/2010: It looks like the new banner has been backed out. The original "orange box" with JavaScript drivers to FB, Twitter, etc. is back in place. UPDATE:  Kiteman has reported that the new Facebook "Like" banner has an even worse effect for some users.  With some filtering software, the transitive link through I'bles to Facebook causes the entire Instructables site itself to be blocked out (i.e., the filter is preventing pass-through access), and may also shut down the browser completely (the way China was blocking Google). That means any of our users who, at school or at work, are behind that style of filter are completely blocked from accessing Instructables, and have no way of letting us know about this.  In my opinion, that is too high a price to pay for the supposed benefit of cross-linking to a social network. (Note: I'm putting this in Help:Bugs because I consider it a broken or inappropriate result of a newly deployed feature.)   Shortly after I posted my Feedback topic about the new Like button, user LoneWolf commented that he did not see what I was talking about.  All he got was a large blue banner saying ACCESS DENIED!  RavingMadStudios figured out that this is because he's viewing Instructables from behind a firewall where Facebook (and presumably other sites) are blocked. Now, I am a little perturbed that you guys are forcing my computer access stuff from Facebook, which opens me up to all the usual nasty harvesting that I have tried to avoid by never ever using Facebook. But that's not the point of this posting. I think the giant ACCESS DENIED! banner detracts from the site's image, and can also be misleading to users. If someone sees that on an I'ble, does it mean that they aren't allowed to look at any of the Steps? They're not allowed to print it out? What's going on here? Do you think your new programmer might be able to cook up a little bit of JavaScript, to run on the client side, which could tell whether Facebook is accessible or not? If it is not, the script would simply put nothing where the Like button is now. If it is accessible, then business as usual.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How makey "wrap around" bg/banner in blogger? Answered

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to figure out how to do an awesome background/header in Blogger that rolls beyond the width of the columns and doesn't get off-center/out-of-line with the blog content when the browser is resized.  You can see the problem here:  http://dangerplants.blogspot.com/ The blog isn't done or anything.  It's just an example of what happens the browser is resized, and it bothers me a lot. I don't know if the column code needs to be adjust or the background code needs to be changed or what.  I'm not good at CSS, and I don't know JavaScript, which blogger allows. I'm attaching a rough idea of what I'd like to be able to do.  Les sigh.

Asked by AngryRedhead 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I really don't like the new banner ads that spontaneous unroll themselves over what I'm viewing. Please reconsider their use.

Posted by RadBear 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago