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Weblog:   iLike iComic
Subject:   "Theft" feedback
Date:   2003-11-26 10:19:22
From:   hejazzman
Response to: "Theft" feedback

Hey, here's an idea.

If the problem is that people seeing the comic through such client do not see the banners, then
why not embed the banners in the comic image?
I mean, instead of serving the banner as a seperate image, buddnle them.

[@][@][@] <- panels
[=======] <- banner

How about this? You can even randomly flip the top and bottom banner/panel arrangement, as to prevent thick clients from using image cropping to leave the banner out).

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  • "Theft" feedback
    2003-11-27 00:55:47  anonymous2 [View]

    1) That's a lot of extra work for comic creators, don't you think?

    2) Unfortunately your suggestion does not incorporate the current way banner ads are sold and counted.

    3) It's far easier for everyone JUST TO USE A BOOKMARK.
    • "Theft" feedback
      2003-11-27 07:28:43  hejazzman [View]

      1) No, comic creators won't have to do a thing.
      The only thing needed is a simple join of two images, the banner and the comic panel. Trivial, and it can also be automated.

      2) The comic + banner can be the link to ad.doubleclick.net or wherever. It is also trivial to write a servet or something to automatically produce the bundled image from a banner and a comic image.

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