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Be Banner Guidelines and Submission Process

The Be Banner is the weekly banner advertisement that appears in the side bar of every page on the Be web site. This is a space on the Be web site set aside for registered Be developers to advertise shareware or commercial applications which they have produced for the BeOS.

Be Banners are hosted on a first come, first serve, basis. However, if you would like to coordinate the appearance of your banner with a product release or a specific event, we will do our best to make it happen. As with most things, giving us plenty of lead time will better your chances of getting the date you want.

Be requests that Banners be submitted at least one week prior to the date you wish your Banner to appear. Banners are cycled every Monday morning. Be retains the right to refuse a Banner or to request revisions if it does not meet these specifications, or if for whatever reasons Be finds the content of the Banner objectionable or of questionable taste.


Be Banner Graphic Guidelines

  1. The size of the Banner Graphic should not exceed the width of 115 (width) x 115 (height) pixels.

  2. The Graphic should be submitted in either GIF or JPEG format. If it is submitted as a GIF, it should be mapped to the BeOS palette. (you can get the BeOS CLUT for Mac here)

  3. You may submit either a static image or an animated GIF. If you choose to submit an animated GIF, we ask that you also include a static version of your graphic. The animated GIF will appear on the front page, with the static version appearing on all other pages.

  4. The file size of the submitted graphic should not exceed 15k (compressed)


Be Banner Submission Process

  1. To submit a Be Banner, please send an email to with the words "Be Banner" in the subject header, and your graphic included as an attachment.

  2. If you have a target week during which you would like Be to display your Banner, please include this date in the body of the email. Remember, we must have your Banner at least one week prior to the week you wish your Banner to appear.

  3. Be will contact you the week before your Banner is to appear, to confirm the appearance of your Banner.


If you have questions or comments about the Be Banner, please send them to


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