Ad Validator – Google Web Designer

Ad Validator – Google Web Designer


JON REID: Hello, everyone. My name is Jon Reid, and I’m
one of the engineers that works on Google Web Designer. Today, I’d like to demonstrate
the new Ad Validator that we added to this release. The Ad Validator runs some
simple tests on your file and displays the results for
you if there are any problems. The tests that it runs are
based on the ad network that you’ve chosen to use. So if you’re working
in Display & Video 360 ad, it will run tests that are
appropriate for that ad and if you’re
working in an AdMob Ad, it’ll run tests appropriate
for an AdMob ad, and so forth. I’m going to go ahead
and open up a file here so you can see
what it looks like. It’s a new panel over
on the side here. And you can see it’s
divided into two sections. On the top, we have some
basic file information that tells you what
environment you’re working in. In this case, we’re
working on a Google Ads. And it gives you your initial
load size and total sizes. These are the initial
load sizes, just the size of the HTML file. And the total size
is the HTML file plus any assets you’ve
added to the project. And before this
information was just displayed in the Publish
dialog, but we’ve moved it out here into the
panel where it’s easier to see. You can see it also gives you a
count down to your size limit, if there’s a size limit on the
network that you’re working on. In case Google Ads,
they have 150K size limit, and so we have plenty
of space left for that. Down below are the results of
the tests that it’s running. You can see here it tells you if
the file size is under the size limit, which is good. The filename length is
under the size limit. Google Ads limits filenames for
its zip files to 30 characters. And if you go over that,
it’ll let you know. And the HTML is well-formed. We run a very basic
HTML test that determines that you have the
right tags and stuff like that. It’s very simple. The best way to demonstrate
this is to go ahead and do something
that generates a problem. You can see here this asset that
we have in the Asset Library is very large. If we add this to
the project, it’s going to be well over
the 150K size limit. So let me go ahead and do that. And you’ll see that it’s
added a warning that we’re over the file size limit. And up here the size
has updated to show that you have no more left to
your size limit, and so forth. So there’s a– that’s
how it displays that. And we can go
ahead and fix that. I’m just going to
swap out the image. And you can see once
you’ve swapped the image, it updates immediately. So now the file
size is under limit. And you can see how much you
have left to do your stuff. And that actually
works for just about anything that you want to do. So if we add, for
example, an Image button, you can see it updates
immediately here to say Image button. Image is missing
for Image button. What it’s referring to are
the over and the various state images for Image buttons. So here you can see we have
an up image, over image, and down image. We have to have one
for each of these. you can see once we’ve added
these three to the Image button, it does show us
that the images are found for all Image buttons states. But because we’ve
chosen that large file, once again we’re over
our file size limit. Another thing to be aware
of is that in addition to showing things here in
the Ad Validator panel, when you go to publish
your document, we’ll also show the same information. So if you take a
look here, you can see we show the results
of your validation checks, and we show anything
that’s having a problem. So this gives you the ability
to see at your last step before you publish that
there are problems, and you can go back
in and fix them. So in this case, we
can just delete that. You can see everything’s fine. And when we go
back into Publish, you can see we’ve passed
all of our checks. That wraps it up
for this feature. Please take a look
at our other videos for our other new features.


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