What is a pixel? Well, first, a pixel is short for pixel element. It is a single point in a graphic image. Pictures are displayed on graphics monitors by dividing the display screen into thousands (or even millions) of pixels that are arranged in columns and rows. Being they are so close together, the pixels appear to be connected.
Now, the number of bits used to represent every pixel will determine how many colours or shades of grey can be seen or displayed. On a colour monitor, a pixel is actually made up of three little dots-one red, one blue, and one green. The three dots should all converge at the same point, but monitors are not perfect and some will have a convergence error that will make pixels look fuzzy.
Of course, a display system of good quality depends a lot on its resolution or how many pixels it can display and at the same time, how many bits will be used to represent each of those pixels. These displays can range from 300,000 pixels to 480,000 pixels. It is possible to find systems that can display more than 16 million different colours!
So, the concept is really very simple. The main pixel ad page will consist of a 1000×1000 pixel grid or one million pixels. You are able to buy one or more of 10×10 pixels blocks, and then create a tiny image, which will be displayed on one or more of these blocks. You will also choose a URL you want them to link to.
Pixel blocks are used to advertise websites, affiliate programs, blogs, friends, or anything you want on an ad by pixel site.
These pixel sites are fun, too. Since these ads by pixel sites are so cool, people will stay on them for hours on end checking them out and thereby creating a vast amount of traffic for the advertiser!
So, where does it go from here? Actually, there are thousands of possibilities out there that could capture the attention of both the media and the public. And as always, there will be something or someone to kick things off and start the rest of the world thinking differently. If you haven’t already, perhaps you should check out Tiredmouse pixel advertising. You might be glad you did!