Re: Question about banner for web site
If you made your banner through an online site, then yes, the reason you got it for free was because they are advertising by putting their name on it. That's usually what happens with freebie items. Many people, including myself, make banners using photo editing software like Photoshop to make a banner. Most computers nowadays come with some type of editing software. Shoot, you could even use MSPaint if you had to.
"what if this whole crusade's a charade, and behind it all there's a price to be paid, for the blood which we dine, justified in the name of the holy and the divine". -NINE INCH NAILS, The Hand That Feeds-