I am currently designing a webpage and I want to had ads to help with costs of keeping the site up, but I don't want to decrease the quality of the site so much that people don't want to visit the site, which defeats the purpose of putting the hard work into the webpage.
Here is what I have so far, but it doesn't seem enough to make it worthwhile:
- Have all ads "Shrinkable" giving the user an option to hide the advertisement and make the body of the page bigger
- Similar to the one above, have a full-screen button that removes toolbars and taskbars and also have a text size button. It would be just the text, a few links at the top, some text size/font options [possibly if I have enough time], a tiny logo, and copyright info at the bottom of the page.
[For both of the above, each time you navigate to a different page, it will go back to the initial form so it doesn't remove them if they're just browsing, but when they are focused on the text, they can hide annoying ads that they don't like. If they notice the "Hide" button, chances are that they already noticed the ad and decided whether or not to click on it. People that don't notice the button probably won't notice the ad. The buttons would be close to the ad so someone doesn't get in the habit of clicking there right away without looking at the ad. Does this sound annoying also?]
- Have a banner ad cover most of the title with just a little icon of the logo, but disappear after about 15 seconds.
For the community, I will also allow ads geared towards applications, mobile platforms, etc., although I would appreciate it if one of your ideas in the question was for a website.
Thanks for any ideas in advance.
Example Images for the examples 1 and 3:
The initial webpage [Note: there may be a hide ad button by the top ad.]:
And after about 15 seconds, the top shrinks and then the user clicks the "Hide Ad" button by the side one.
[Just realized this: the text in the above picture will expand to fill the whole page.]