Banner Mania

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Banner Mania
Sample screenshot of Banner Mania opening screen, showing the original authors and publisher.
Sample screenshot of Banner Mania opening screen, showing the original authors and publisher.
Developer(s)Presage Software Development for Pixellite Group
Initial release1989; 29 years ago (1989)
Operating systemMS-DOS, classic Mac OS, Apple II
TypeDesktop publishing software
LicenseProprietary commercial software

Banner Mania was a banner making program for IBM PC compatible computers, enabling the user to create banners, posters, signs and logos.[1] It was released by Brøderbund in 1989 and was developed for Pixellite Group by Presage Software Development and written by Christopher Schardt and Dane Bigham.[2]

Banner Mania allowed the user to create and print multi-page banners, with 19 different fonts[3] and effects in 16 colors.[4]

Requirements[edit]

The PC version basic requirements were a 8088 based computer running MS-DOS 2.0 or PC DOS 2.1. A license cost $35 in 1991.[3]

MDA, CGA, Hercules, TGA, EGA and VGA graphic modes are supported.

A version for the Apple II also existed.[5] [6] A Mac version was announced in 1990, selling for $59.95.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mocagh.org/broderbund/broderbund-catalog2.pdf
  2. ^ "Banner mania (Computer file, 1990)". [WorldCat.org]. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  3. ^ a b Mark Haverstock (May 1991). "Programs that get the word out". Boys' Life: 14.
  4. ^ "Bannermania | el programa para hacer banners en los noventas - Cuando era Chamo - Recuerdos de Venezuela". Cuando era Chamo. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  5. ^ http://www.elisoftware.org/images/5/5c/47956-26810B.jpg
  6. ^ Apple IIGS France | Detail du logiciel Banner Mania
  7. ^ Kristi Coale (6 August 1990). "Broderbund packages allow type manipulation". InfoWorld: 34.