Standard desktop display

Technical specs

Type Dimensions Size Format Third Party Tags
MREC 300×250 <40KB GIF or JPG <100KB
Leaderboard 728×90 <40KB GIF or JPG <100KB


  • We are a secure site and as a result all tags but be supplied in a secure script
  • Any tags that have not been secured will not to render on Time Out sites


  • We follow standard DFP guidelines for HTML 5 creative
  • We encourage clients to keep creative sizes as small as possible to ensure positive user experience and quicker rendering
  • We can accept HTML5 ads in the following four formats only


  • We do not accept Flash files
HTML5 creative format Creative format description
3rd party tag The HTML5 creative will be stored on a 3rd party server
DoubleClick Studio creatives A HTML5 creative will be directly pushed to your DFP network from DoubleClick Studio
DoubleClick Campaign Manager tag (DCM inred) A HTML5 creative hosted by an advertiser/agency using DoubleClick Campaign Monitor
Self-contained HTML5 creative A self-contained HTML5 creative in a single code snippet


  • Banners can be JPG, GIF or supplied via third party or DoubleClick tags
  • All banners and URLs must be received 5 working days in advance of display

Our ad formats are in accordance with IAB display guidelines.