User Interfaces

User Interfaces

Description
Description

User interfaces (UI) are the points of interaction between humans and machines. They come in various forms: graphical user interfaces (GUIs) like the screens on your computer or smartphone, command-line interfaces (CLIs) that operate through text commands, and touch interfaces responsive to physical contact. More advanced UIs include voice-controlled interfaces, like those used by virtual assistants, and gesture-based interfaces that read body movements. Each type serves a different purpose: GUIs are visually intuitive, CLIs offer precision control, touch interfaces provide direct interaction, voice UIs facilitate hands-free operation, and gesture interfaces allow for immersive experiences. These interfaces enable us to effectively communicate and command technology.

History
History

User interfaces began as simple switches and buttons on early machines. With the advent of computers, they evolved into more complex command-line interfaces, requiring users to input text commands. The 1980s brought a significant shift with the graphical user interface (GUI), featuring icons and windows that could be manipulated with a mouse, making computers more accessible to the general public. Touch interfaces gained prominence with the rise of smartphones and tablets, allowing direct interaction with screens. Over time, voice recognition and gesture controls started to emerge, enabling even more natural ways of interacting with technology, paving the way for a more intuitive digital experience.

Future
Future

User interfaces are set to become even more intuitive and immersive. We might see the rise of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that allow for control using thought alone. Augmented reality (AR) interfaces could overlay digital information onto the real world, seamlessly integrating with daily life. Haptic feedback technology will likely advance, enabling touch interfaces to mimic the feel of different textures and sensations. Gesture recognition might become more refined, allowing for subtle and complex movements as inputs. As these technologies develop, interfaces will become more natural extensions of human capability, deeply integrated into daily activities and reshaping our interactions with the digital world.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What is UI/UX?

UX means user experience, and is the design process teams use to create products that provide meaningful experiences to its users. UI stands for user interface and acts as the point of human-computer interaction and communication in a device. It is the way a user interacts with an application or website. UI and UX are often used together.

What are the important considerations in user interface design?

Since user interface design links users to your app or website it is highly important. Some considerations of user interface include easily navigable menus that are clearly labeled with a simple design and user testing prior to launching to see what works and what doesn’t. Also label everything clearly so that it is easy to understand and use appropriate typography.

What does a UX designer do?

A UX designer is concerned with the entire process of acquiring and integrating a product, including branding, design, usability, and function. UX designers are responsible for product research, creating personas and scenarios, and information architecture. They also create wireframes, prototypes, and product testing.

Digital

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60 px
468 px
Banner Ad
2.120
16.510
1150
GUIDE
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Banner Ad
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970 px
Billboard Ad
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34.220
1260
GUIDE
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Billboard Ad
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Button Ad
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4.230
620
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Button Ad
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Half Banner Ad
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10
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Half Banner Ad
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Half Page Ad
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Half Page Ad
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IGTV
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200
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IGTV
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IGTV Cover Photo
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14.820
50
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IGTV Cover Photo
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Instagram Carousel Ads
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38.100
1300
GUIDE
3D
Instagram Carousel Ads
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1080 px
Instagram Images - Ads
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5
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Instagram Images - Ads
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1080 px
Instagram Images - Landscape
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400
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Instagram Images - Landscape
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Instagram Images - Portrait
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Instagram Images - Portrait
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2300
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Instagram Images - Square
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Instagram Photo Thumbnails
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Instagram Photo Thumbnails
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Instagram Profile Picture
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Instagram Profile Picture
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Instagram Stories
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18000
GUIDE
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Instagram Stories
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86 px
Instagram Stories Thumbnails
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3.030
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Instagram Stories Thumbnails
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1080 px
Instagram Video - Ads
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Instagram Video - Ads
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1080 px
Instagram Video - Landscape
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38.100
400
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Instagram Video - Landscape
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1080 px
Instagram Video - Portrait
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38.100
2500
GUIDE
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Instagram Video - Portrait
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1080 px
Instagram Video - Square
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38.100
2300
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Instagram Video - Square
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970 px
Large Leaderboard Ad
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34.220
50
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Large Leaderboard Ad
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336 px
Large Rectangle Ad
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11.850
1300
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Large Rectangle Ad
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728 px
Leaderboard Ad
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25.690
1650
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Leaderboard Ad
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Medium Rectangle Ad
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10.580
1800
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Medium Rectangle Ad
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88 px
Micro Bar Ad
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3.100
80
GUIDE
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Micro Bar Ad
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480 px
Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad
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16.930
175
GUIDE
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Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad
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320 px
Mobile Large Leaderboard Ad
3.530
11.290
35
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Mobile Large Leaderboard Ad
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320 px
Mobile Leaderboard Ad
1.760
11.290
285
GUIDE
3D
Mobile Leaderboard Ad
480 px
320 px
Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad
16.930
11.290
175
GUIDE
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Mobile Portrait Interstitial Ad
600 px
600 px
Pinterest Board Cover
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21.200
80
GUIDE
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Pinterest Board Cover
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1000 px
Pinterest Pin - Giraffe Image
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35.300
400
GUIDE
3D
Pinterest Pin - Giraffe Image
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1920 px
Pinterest Pin - Horizontal Video
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67.700
300
GUIDE
3D
Pinterest Pin - Horizontal Video
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600 px
Pinterest Pin - Portrait Video
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21.200
300
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Pinterest Pin - Portrait Video
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1000 px
Pinterest Pin - Square Image
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35.300
300
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Pinterest Pin - Square Image
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600 px
Pinterest Pin - Square Video
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300
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Pinterest Pin - Square Video
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Pinterest Pin - Standard Image
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35.300
300
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Pinterest Pin - Standard Image
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1080 px
Pinterest Pin - Vertical Video
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38.100
300
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Pinterest Pin - Vertical Video
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1920 px
Pinterest Profile Cover
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67.700
20
GUIDE
3D
Pinterest Profile Cover
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600 px
Pinterest Profile Picture
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21.200
200
GUIDE
3D
Pinterest Profile Picture
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1000 px
Pinterest Promoted Pin - App
52.900
35.300
5
GUIDE
3D
Pinterest Promoted Pin - App
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1000 px
Pinterest Promoted Pin - Carousel
52.900
35.300
105
GUIDE
3D
Pinterest Promoted Pin - Carousel
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300 px
Portrait Ad
37.040
10.580
25
GUIDE
3D
Portrait Ad
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120 px
Skyscraper Ad
21.170
4.230
360
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Skyscraper Ad
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180 px
Small Rectangle Ad
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6.350
40
GUIDE
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Small Rectangle Ad
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200 px
Small Square Ad
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7.060
1150
GUIDE
3D
Small Square Ad
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250 px
Square Ad
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8.820
500
GUIDE
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Square Ad
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125 px
Square Button Ad
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4.410
405
GUIDE
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Square Button Ad
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1024 px
Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad
27.090
36.120
1000
GUIDE
3D
Tablet Landscape Interstitial Ad
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768 px
Tablet Portrait Interstitial Ad
36.120
27.090
210
GUIDE
3D
Tablet Portrait Interstitial Ad
128 px
128 px
Tumblr Avatar
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4.520
200
GUIDE
3D
Tumblr Avatar
1055 px
3000 px
Tumblr Header Image
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105.800
40
GUIDE
3D
Tumblr Header Image
169 px
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Audio
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110
GUIDE
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Tumblr Post - Audio
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Chat
19.100
200
GUIDE
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Tumblr Post - Chat
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Link
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460
GUIDE
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Tumblr Post - Link
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Photo
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120
GUIDE
3D
Tumblr Post - Photo
Stretches
177, 268, 540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Photo Set
19.100
5
GUIDE
3D
Tumblr Post - Photo Set
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Quote
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255
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Tumblr Post - Quote
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Text
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555
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Tumblr Post - Text
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540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Post - Video
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460
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Tumblr Post - Video
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Sponsored Carousel
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GUIDE
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Tumblr Sponsored Carousel
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Tumblr Sponsored Day - Banner
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38.100
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Tumblr Sponsored Day - Banner
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Sponsored Photo
19.100
70
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Tumblr Sponsored Photo
Stretches
540 px (Dashboard)
Tumblr Sponsored Video
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70
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Tumblr Sponsored Video
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1200 px
Tweet - Image
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42.330
10
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Tweet - Image
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1200 px
Tweet - Multi-Image
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42.330
10
GUIDE
3D
Tweet - Multi-Image
1200 px
1200 px
Tweet - Video
42.330
42.330
30
GUIDE
3D
Tweet - Video
418 px (landscape); 800 px (square)
800 px
Twitter App Card - Image
14.750
28.220
5
GUIDE
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Twitter App Card - Image
360 px
640 px (landscape); 360 (square)
Twitter App Card - Video
12.700
22.580
5
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Twitter App Card - Video
418 px
800 px
Twitter Conversational Ad Card
14.750
28.220
0
GUIDE
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Twitter Conversational Ad Card
418 px
800 px
Twitter Direct Message Card
14.750
28.220
5
GUIDE
3D
Twitter Direct Message Card
500 px
1500 px
Twitter Header
17.640
52.920
8500
GUIDE
3D
Twitter Header
400 px
400 px
Twitter Profile Picture
14.110
14.110
1200
GUIDE
3D
Twitter Profile Picture
144 px
144 px
Twitter Summary Card
5.080
5.080
100
GUIDE
3D
Twitter Summary Card
418 px (landscape); 800 px (square)
800 px
Twitter Website Card - Image
14.750
28.220
5
GUIDE
3D
Twitter Website Card - Image
1200 px
1200 px
Twitter Website Card - Video
42.330
42.330
5
GUIDE
3D
Twitter Website Card - Video
240 px
120 px
Vertical Banner Ad
8.470
4.230
135
GUIDE
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Vertical Banner Ad
600 px
160 px
Wide Skyscraper Ad
21.170
5.640
1430
GUIDE
3D
Wide Skyscraper Ad
360 px
480, 640 px
YouTube Ads - Bumper Ads
12.700
22.600
455
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Ads - Bumper Ads
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300 px
YouTube Ads - Display Ads
2.100
10.600
210
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Ads - Display Ads
360 px
480, 640 px
YouTube Ads - Non-Skippable Ads
12.700
22.600
5
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Ads - Non-Skippable Ads
60, 90 px
468, 728 px
YouTube Ads - Overlay Ads
3.200
25.700
155
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Ads - Overlay Ads
360 px
480, 640 px
YouTube Ads - Skippable Ads
12.700
22.600
5
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Ads - Skippable Ads
Varies
Varies
YouTube Ads - Sponsored Cards
105
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Ads - Sponsored Cards
423 px
1546-2560 px
YouTube Banner - Computer Devices
14.900
54.500
93000
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Banner - Computer Devices
1440 px
2560 px
YouTube Banner - TV
50.800
90.300
93000
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Banner - TV
800 px
800 px
YouTube Profile Picture
28.200
28.200
6900
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Profile Picture
720 px
1280 px
YouTube Thumbnail Images
25.400
45.200
22400
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Thumbnail Images
1080 px
1920 px
YouTube Video - 1080p
38.100
67.700
460
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Video - 1080p
1440 px
2560 px
YouTube Video - 1440p
50.800
90.300
205
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Video - 1440p
2160 px
3840 px
YouTube Video - 2160p
76.200
135.500
235
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Video - 2160p
240 px
426 px
YouTube Video - 240p
8.500
15.000
75
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Video - 240p
360 px
640 px
YouTube Video - 360p
12.700
22.600
100
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Video - 360p
480 px
854 px
YouTube Video - 480p
16.900
30.100
65
GUIDE
3D
YouTube Video - 480p
720 px
1280 px
YouTube Video - 720p
25.400
45.200
105
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3D
YouTube Video - 720p
Tumblr Avatar
Dimensioned layout drawing of the Tumblr Avatar labeled with height and width

Tumblr Avatars, or Profile Photos, are the main icons associated with a user’s specific Tumblr account. Tumblr Avatars appears next to a user’s posts with the Tumblr Dashboard, within their follower’s feeds, and next to the follow buttons when someone visits a user’s page. Avatars help establish the brand identity or personality of an account.

Tumblr Avatars have a square height of 128 px and width of 128 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Avatars appear as 64 x 64 px in posts and support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 10 MB.

Tumblr Avatars, or Profile Photos, are the main icons associated with a user’s specific Tumblr account. Tumblr Avatars appears next to a user’s posts with the Tumblr Dashboard, within their follower’s feeds, and next to the follow buttons when someone visits a user’s page.

Tumblr Avatars have a square height of 128 px and width of 128 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Avatars appear as 64 x 64 px in posts and support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with a maximum file size of 10 MB.

Tumblr Avatar
Height:
128 px
Width:
128 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
1:1
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
Weight:
Area:

Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF 

Size on Posts: 64 x 64 px

Print Sizes: 1.78” x 1.78” | 4.52 x 4.52 cm

File Size
10 MB (max)
Company
Tumblr

Drawings include:
Tumblr Avatar interface mockup

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Small Rectangle Ad - 180 x 150
Illustrated dimensions of the Small Rectangle Ads (180 x 150 px) measured with height and width

As a result of its small size, the Small Rectangle Ad (180 x 150) can fit into small spaces. But this small size is more of a disadvantage than an advantage because it tends not to perform well. For incremental revenue, set it on every page. This ad is very useful if your site receives lots of traffic from mobile.

Small Rectangle Ads have a height of 150 px and width of 180 px for an aspect ratio of 1.2:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

As a result of its small size, the Small Rectangle Ad (180 x 150) can fit into small spaces. But this small size is more of a disadvantage than an advantage because it tends not to perform well. For incremental revenue, set it on every page. This ad is very useful if your site is mobile.

Small Rectangle Ads have a height of 150 px and width of 180 px for an aspect ratio of 1.2:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Small Rectangle Ad - 180 x 150
Height:
150 px
Width:
180 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
1.2:1
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
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Area:

Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF
File Size: 150 KB (max)

Print Size: 2.5” x 2.08” | 63.5 x 52.9 mm
Display Types: Desktop

Drawings include:
Small Rectangle Ad - 180 x 150 interface mockup

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Pinterest Pin - Portrait Video
User interface drawing of Pinterest Portrait Video Pins with measured dimensions and sizes

Pinterest Portrait Video Pins have a vertical orientation and are played in the feeds of Pinterest users. Video pins are an effective way to tell a story. All video pins should have an interesting cover image that entice users to watch the duration of the video. Video pins with a Portrait layout generally perform better than Square video pins.

Pinterest Portrait Video Pins have a recommended height of 900 px and width of 600 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3. Portrait Video Pins support MOV, MP4, and M4V formats with a maximum file size of 2 GB. Pinterest videos have a duration between 4 to 15 seconds.

Pinterest Portrait Video Pins have a vertical orientation and are played in the feeds of Pinterest users. Video pins are an effective way to tell a story and the Portrait layout generally perform better than Square video pins. All video pins should have an inviting cover image for wider appeal.

Pinterest Portrait Video Pins have a recommended height of 900 px and width of 600 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3. Portrait Video Pins support MOV, MP4, and M4V formats with a maximum file size of 2 GB. Pinterest videos have a duration between 4 to 15 seconds.

Pinterest Pin - Portrait Video
Height:
900 px
Width:
600 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
2:3
Resolution
240p (minimum)
Weight:
Area:

Formats: MOV, MP4, M4V

Duration: 4 seconds to 15 minutes

Frame Rate: 25 FPS

Video Encoding: H.264 or H.265

Title Text: 100 character (max)

Description: 500 character (max); 50-60 visible in feed

Print Sizes: 8.33” x 12.5” | 21.2 x 31.75 cm

File Size
2 GB (max)
Company
Pinterest

Drawings include:
Pinterest Pin (Portrait Video) interface mockup

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Micro Bar Ad - 88 x 31
Dimensioned layout drawings of the Micro Bar Ads (88 x 31 px) labeled with height and width

A big advantage with the Micro Bar Ad (88 x 31) is that it can be used in different ways thus, popular among affiliates like coupon/deals oriented sites. The biggest disadvantage of this ad is that it is small and can be difficult to pass the message across. To be successful with it, create or use two styles and set them in different parts of the page.

Micro Bar Ads have a height of 31 px and width of 88 px for an aspect ratio of 2.84:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

A big advantage with the Micro Bar Ad (88 x 31) is that it can be used in different ways thus, popular among affiliates like coupon/deals oriented sites. The biggest disadvantage of this ad is that it is small and can be difficult to pass the message across.

Micro Bar Ads have a height of 31 px and width of 88 px for an aspect ratio of 2.84:1 on desktop devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Micro Bar Ad - 88 x 31
Height:
31 px
Width:
88 px
Length:
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2.84:1
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
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Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF 

File Size: 150 KB (max)

Print Size: 1.22” x .43” | 31 x 10.9 mm

Display Types: Desktop

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Micro Bar Ad - 88 x 31 interface mockup

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Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad - 480 x 320
User interface drawings of Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ads (480 x 320 px) with measured dimensions and resolution

Businesses whose major traffic originates from mobile will find the Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad (480 x 320) very resourceful. This ad is also called mobile interstitial - a full-screen ad on smartphones that appears between two pages. This ad is expandable and can also function as a mobile video ad size. Though out of date, it is still very prevalent. The ad can be very annoying, so use it sparingly.

Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ads have a height of 320 px and width of 480 px for an aspect ratio of 3:2 on mobile devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Businesses whose major traffic originates from mobile will find the Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad (480 x 320) very resourceful. This ad is also called mobile interstitial - a full-screen ad on smartphones that appears between two pages. This ad is expandable and can also function as a mobile ad.

Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ads have a height of 320 px and width of 480 px for an aspect ratio of 3:2 on mobile devices. Online advertisements support JPG, PNG, and GIF formats with maximum file sizes of 150 KB.

Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad - 480 x 320
Height:
320 px
Width:
480 px
Length:
Depth:
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Resolution
72 ppi (screen)
Weight:
Area:

Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF

File Size: 150 KB (max)

Print Size: 6.67” x 4.44” | 169.3 x 112.9 mm

Display Types: Mobile

Drawings include:
Mobile Landscape Interstitial Ad - 480 x 320 interface mockup

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