Online Auction


Client operated an online auction, targeting a specific region within the United States. Client wanted to utilize areas of the site for the sales of advertisement.

However the efforts proved not to be easily attained. The online auction is software written entirely in Perl, and Client had difficulty finding developers to provide suitable support.

Upon analyzing the system, Manhydra discovered an existing but disabled (due to malfunctioning design) banner ad implement. This would have provided an ad banner to be displayed at the top. However, Client not only wanted to enable this but to utilize the side bars with 250×150 rectangular ads, five per side bar.


Manhydra studied the existing banner ad implement to create a new modules to add, display, and manage the new 250×150 rectangular ad placements. Client was now able to utilize the available space to generate more advertising revenue.