Wallpaper ads are a great way to monetize the empty space on the sides of your site on larger desktop and laptop screens.


Wallpaper images should be created in exactly one or more of the following sizes:

  • 1920x1050
  • 1600x1050
  • 1440x900
  • 1366x768
  • 1280x800

Graphic Formats

  • JPG
  • GIF
  • PNG


Deploying wallpapers on your web site couldn't be easier. Our code wizard will generate all of the HTML code for you. All you have to do is copy and paste that code into the bottom of your web page near the </body> tag.


  • It's only required to provide a wallpaper in a minimum of one supported size (see specifications above), however, you should keep in mind that providing more sizes will allow your wallpaper to be served to a greater number of visitors with varying screen sizes.
  • Wallpapers are only served to to desktop and laptop users with screens large enough to view them.
  • Wallpapers are never served to tablet or mobile phone users so you don't need to give any special consideration to them.


  • Generally it is best to use JPG files for wallpapers since JPG compression is better and results in smaller files for faster loading. Try to keep your highest resolution wallpaper to under 192 KB if possible. Most graphics software packages have options to increase JPG compression levels to help with that.
  • Try not to place text up against the left/right edges of the wallpaper as it may be obscured by scrollbars -- our rule of thumb is a 40px gutter. At the same time you must take the width of the hosting web site into consideration. Any content that you place in the middle of the wallpaper image will be covered up by the web site, so make sure to inspect and measure the width of the web site before designing!

Sample Images

These wallpapers are designed for a web site that is 960 pixels wide.

Quirks Mode Considerations

If your web site happens to render in Quirks Mode you will need to correct that in order for the wallpaper to show up correctly in Internet Explorer, however, this can usually be accomplished by simply specifying a doctype if one is missing or by switching to a standards compatible HTML doctype.

The HTML5 doctype as well as all of the XHTML 1.0 or 1.1 doctypes, which are the most commonly used for modern or relatively modern web sites are already rendered in standards compliant mode and require no changes.

On older web sites that use HTML 4.01 you must use the complete doctype with system identifier which would be one of the following:

  • <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
  • <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">