For a long while now I’ve been trying to find some sort of solution to having a countdown clock on my blog (http://happyquark.com). I’ve done quite a bit of research and I am well aware that.
1. People have been requesting a countdown widget for long before I arrived and wordpress has yet to oblige.
3. The only HTML-only countdown clocks are absolutely hideous and practically useless. The ones I am referring to are detailed here: http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2008/03/11/how-to-add-a-countdown-ticker-to-your-blog/
If I can’t do this, is there any conceivable way to get some sort of countdown timer working? I have to imagine it is possible considering that the ugly ones work, so by what method are they getting an updating counter in strictly html?
The blog I need help with is happyquark.com.
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This is just a basic part of the underlying technology of the web browser, and it’s required for sites like gmail, Yahoo!, and others to operate.
There are ways a site can avoid this problem (generally by constantly changing the login cookie data with EVERY response, and invalidating the old ones immediately), but they require more horsepower on the backend than the blogging sites are really able to provide, and there’s still usually a small window of opportunity.
2. Also beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I find some of the countdown tickers from Ult-Tex All Occasion Countdown Banners to be very attractive. I received many compliments when I placed a countdown to Christmas ticker from there in my Alert Box when I used the Vigilance theme.
Timethief, I assure you I don’t mean to be rude when I say this, but:
2. Again, I don’t see how this is helpful. The fact that you find them attractive does nothing to help me find one that I like or that works in the way I need it to. I’m not sure if you took a peak at my blog, but Christmas counters and pregnancy due dates would look a bit out of place for my purposes. I need a simple clock which counts off the total number of days until a deadline and most of these countdown tickers just push a picture of a cow closer to a barn with as time passes.
Oh, and raincoaster, thanks for the response. That counter is still not quite my style, a little too gaudy if you ask me, but I might end up using it if I can’t come up with a better solution.
I’m so sorry you were offended by my reply. best wishes when it comes to conveying your need to Staff and having it addressed in a manner that suits your needs. :)
I’m pretty sure I never said I was offended. I’m just conveying to you how unhelpful you were. Thanks for your time.
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