HTML and Ad Specifications

Hosting

We currently only accept third-party hosted HTML code snippet for HTML5 ads.

At the present we are unable to accept (host) individual ad components (files) for an HTML5 ad.

Tracking

At this time our ad server does not track clicks for HTML5 ads.



HTML5 Ad Unit Standards

We recommend using the table below when creating your HTML5 Ad Unit. These are IAB Standards/Guidelines for an HTML5 Ad Unit to run efficiently across browsers and devices.

Creative Unit Name Asset Max File Size (KB) File Type Max File Size (KB) of shared library files
HTML5 Rich Desktop / Tablet Backup Image 40kb JPG, PNG, GIF 100 kb
Initial Load* 100kb HTML5, JPG, PNG, GIF  
Polite Load / Panel 2.2 MB HTML5, JPG, PNG, GIF  
User Initiated Load 10 MB HTML5, JPG, PNG, GIF  
HTML5 Standard Banner 64kb HTML5, JPG, PNG, GIF 100 kb

*A maximum of 15 file requests for initial file load is imposed to ensure little adverse effect on page load performance. This file request limit only applies for the file requests required to display the ad upon initial load. No file request limit has been placed on subsequent file loads.


Video file recommendations
  • Additionally, for ad units that allow video, another 1.1 MB of file size is allotted for auto-initiated 15-second videos, and 2.2 MB for auto-initiated 30-second videos in both display and mobile.
  • HTML5 video cannot be streamed. Only progressive download is supported.
Ad functionality
  • 20% average CPU usage accepted, sustained spikes over 70% will be rejected.