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Reaching professional developers and IT Managers around the world, many are influential decision makers within their companies working at the highest level, usually on Microsoft platforms. is a community site, with content contributed by the community. It provides industry news, cutting edge articles, developer resources, a directory of training resources, courses, products, and software. There are also multiple discussion groups covering COM, COM+, WTL, XML, SOAP, ASP, ATL and more. Many of these are the leading groups in their field with subscribers from many of the top development companies around the globe.

Subscribers and contributors include developers from:
Microsoft, Sun, Intel, IBM, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Quark, Unisys, infinity, Daewoo, US Government, DevelopMentor, JPMorgan, Fedex, AXA, UPS, Packard Bell, Merrill Lynch and many more developers within software companies, financial institutions, governments, development companies, training companies, etc.

Helping you to reach developers worldwide. can help you to reach developers worldwide through our sponsorship and advertising options, as well as by listing your products within our Developer Catalogue.

Advertising Options and rates

Banner Advertising
Newsletter Advertising
Discussion Group Ads

Banner Advertising

Run of site - This places your banner top of page or in the right hand column throughout

Targetted - This allows you to reach developers, IT managers etc interested in one particular subject eg COM, ASP, XML, Java etc.


We offer a good value CPM considering our niche, and to date our banners show a higher than average click through of 3.6%+.

Banner = 486 x 60 - top of page
Box = 125 x 125 - right hand side

Large scale advertising campaigns will be offered substantial discounts, and combination campaigns are available. Please contact our advertising representatives on [email protected] Advertising rates




Rate per 100,000 impressions

486 x 60 Banner

Run of site - Top of page



Targetted - Top of Page








125 x 125 Box

Run of site - Right Hand Side



Targetted - Right Hand Side








Special Deals

Front Page of Site



Notes: Minimum Buy = 10,000 impressions eg $350 for run of site banner ad.
Format of file must be GIF or JPEG.
Max banner size = 10kb.
Files to be named as mycompany_box.gif or mycompany_banner.jpg.
Live hyperlink and ALT IMG tag required.
All ad banners and boxes must be relevant to niche audience. No free lotto, gambling, horoscopes, etc. All adverts will be reviewed before placement.
Please allow 4 working days for creative insertions or refreshes.

Newsletter Advertising

The monthly newsletter goes out to developers worldwide and includes links to all the new articles and content on the site, as well as timely news and developments within the developer world, product and book reviews, and event dates for coming months.

January 2002 - there are currently around 3000 subscribers to the newsletter.

Ads: 5 line text advert at the top of the newsletter, minimum buy is 3 issues. Adverts limited to 3 per issue. Newsletter Rates



Rate / Ad


5 line ad

Top of newsletter


>3 issues 10%

>10 issues 20%

Minimum Buy - 1 ad for 3 issues
5 lines of 64 characters.
Linking URL must be live.
We include a tracking device /?idr at end of URL if no other campaign tracker used.

Discussion Group Advertising

We have around 30 e-mail discussion groups covering a wide variety of languages and technologies. Advertising opportunities are available in the footer of every email sent out to every group.

Jan 2002 - there are currently around 8000 members of the discussion groups and total messages sent each month number between 250,000 and 500,000 depending on the group activity.

Only one advertiser will be accepted per month for each group - contact us for availability.

Discussion Group Advertising Rates

SPECIAL for February & March 2002

Footers for one month, all groups - $350

Footers for one month, targeted eg COM, XML, WTL etc - $500


Sponsorship programs establish strategic partnerships and using the power of both parties can leverage significant mutual growth.

Sponsorship can be for specific areas of the site (eg one channel) or for the whole site, depending on the target audience you wish to reach.

Sponsorship includes a dedicated area of the site about your company/services/products etc. This can include:

  • Corporate overview
  • Product & Service Information
  • Downloads and demos of products
  • Press Releases

A sponsorship can include banner advertising throughout the site, newsletter advertising for duration of sponsorship, listing in Developer Catalogue of key products, and clear indication of your sponsorship either throughout the site or within the specific channel.

Minimum sponsorship is for 6 months, and pricing is based on components required by sponsor.

Developer Catalogue

(Go to Developer Catalogue)

The Developer Catalogue features products, training courses, magazines and jobs of interest to professional developers. The jobs area will shortly be tied into - a further resource from where advertising and sponsorship opportunities will shortly be available too. We plan to add further categories to the catalogue shortly.

Each product listing should be:

  • A maximum of 100 words
  • Include a logo or package gif/jpg (max 7kb) with ALT tag
  • A live URL link

A product listing is carried for six months. Training Course dates and product price, URL etc can be changed at any time during the campaign. Developer Catalogue Rates



6 month listing

Multiple Listings


Catalogue: Products


10% discount

Training Course/Resource

Catalogue: Training


10% discount


Catalogue: Magazines


10% discount




10% discount*


Listing includes:
100 word listing + logo + link    
one banner or box advert, run of site for 6 months
3 adverts in newsletter (alternate months)
Minimum buy - 1 listing for 6 months

* On launch of an account can be opened on that site and all remaining credit transferred.  Approximate rates on iDevJobs will  be $5/day/job.


Media buyers and interested parties can contact the advertising team
        by e-mail - [email protected]
        by ecall +44 (0)845 638 2940
        by efax +44 (0)845  638 2941 

Oh, and by the way, we like haggling. If you want to advertise, sponsor, feature, etc but want a better price, try us and see!

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