Tell me how much you love Flash? Who among the Mac faithful has not had a browser crash because of all the Flash videos and Flash ads clogging up Safari?
Sure, Flash player plugin brings us YouTube video and video porn, but it also brings to our web pages all those flashing, blinking, animated web site commercials we love to see. What? Not? Then you’re not going to like BannerZest which makes Flash banners with a click.
Flash Animated Banner Ads With An Easy Click
Allow me to assume for a moment, that you’re not in the majority of Mac and PC users, and you have fond affection for Flash animation, Flash ads, even Flash photo presentations. You’re not alone (though you’re in a decided minority).
The problem with Flash is the history of being an annoying resource hog for Mac users.
The other problem is that if you like to build Flash animations, you need to immerse yourself in a complicated, complex, and expensive Adobe product that will suck your mind numb and alienate you from friends and family members.
Flash has a reputation that bad among some Mac families.
However, if you really want to create annoying slide shows and animated promos and ads, but don’t want the expense, time and trouble of half a dozen Flash for Dummies, and Flash for Idiots books, then try BannerZest instead.
It sounds like an effervescent soap, but it’s simply point and click Flash banners and other goodies.
Clean Promos And Ads With BannerZest
BannerZest is so simple, so cool, and so inexpensive, that you don’t even need Adobe Flash on your Mac. That saves you a couple of car payments since you won’t need Flash CS5 which is $699.
You start BannerZest with themes and fill in menus so you can edit your add or photo presentation to the size you want, including resizing and cropping images. If you select a pre-set animated theme, just add text and images and click—you’re done.
Done? The BannerZest output is usually a Flash SWF file so it works on any Mac or PC. For example, you can set the order for images and photos, even assigning a link to each photo (in the more expensive Pro version). Even music or any sound file can be added.
All the elements of each animation or presentation features easily adjusted settings for size and duration, plus drag and drop of images and photos.
Animations and presentations can feature scrolling, transitional effects, mixing and matching text—all with a bunch of typical Flash effects—without knowing Flash, without paying Adobe for Flash CS5.
The Pro version also exports finished files that can be viewed on devices where Flash is not installed as a browser plugin. What? Yes. For, you know, the iPhone.
What can you do with BannerZest? Animations. Specifically, animated Flash ads or Flash banners (advertisers will love it because it’s fast and easy), as well as slide shows which feature a mixture of photos, images, text and animations.
Sometimes I don’t know what comes over me. I’m actually proposing that someone who may want Flash animations, banners, and presentations on their web site can do it the Mac way—point and click—and without investing heavily in Flash or Adobe’s profits.
BannerZest is pretty slick. But please for give me, for I have sinned.