For a basic counter you need only place the following HTML on your page...
<img src="/cgi-bin/Count.exe?df=username.dat&dd=30">

The df=username.dat refers to your data file, and the username should be replaced with your actual username. So for example, if your username is "jsmith", then it should read df=jsmith.dat. Please contact us to setup your data file.

The dd=30 refers to the style of digits used. The 30 can be replaced by any valid digit style we have available (currently over 80). Click here to veiw the various digit styles and their corresponding numeric id.

Other parameters can be used to change the appearance of your counter. The following is a list of the most useful ones. Note, all parameters must be separated by an & symbol.

ft=X Sets the frame thickness around the counter in pixels. Use a value of 0 for no frame.

frgb=R;G;B Specifies the color of the frame in RGB (red/green/blue) format. Each color component, R, G, and B is specified as a value between 0 and 256. If you use ft= without a frgb= param, the default color is used. If you specify a frgb= without a ft=, then the frame thickness defaults to 5. The color can be specified as hex string or a name. Do not use a # before the hex string. For example, if you want to specify white in hex, use frgb=ffffff. You also can use a color name (e.g. frgb=blue)

tr=B You can specify if your counter image will have a transparent color with the Boolean B. So tr=Y means there will be a transparent color. It does not matter if the GIF files used for the digits are "transparent"; you must specify explicitly which color to make transparent. If you specify a trgb=, then you do not need to specify tr=Y. If you specify tr=Y and do not specify trgb=, then the default color black will be transparent. The valid values for B are Y, N, T, F, 1, or 0.

trgb=R;G;B Specifies explicitly which color to make transparent. Each color component, R, G, and B is specified as a value between 0 and 256. For example, trgb=0000ff will make pure blue transparent.

md=X Defines maximum number of digits to display. Any value between 5 and 10 inclusive are permitted. Padding with leading zeros is automatically done for you; longer counts are truncated to the given X.

pad=B Turn padding on/off in conjunction with md= setting. Valid values for the Boolean parameter B are Y, N, T, F, 1, or 0.

comma=B The boolean value of parameter comma specifies whether to display comma after every 3rd digit from right. If you use this parameter as true, the left padding with zeros will be turned off. The valid values for B are Y, N, T, F, 1, or 0. This parameter can only be used with digit styles that contain a comma.

srgb=R;G;B prgb=R;G;B Any one color of the image can be changed to a different color on the fly. srgb stands for source color, that is the color to change. prgb stands for pen color, that is the target color. The values for srgb and prgb can be colon separated color components (e.g, srgb=255;0;0), a hex value (e.g. srgb=ff0000) or a color name (e.g. srgb=red).

chcolor=B This parameter is usually used to change the default green color to cyan. That is if you specify chcolor=T, and you want to change green to cyan, then you do not need to specify srgb and prgb parameters. 1x1 GIF is displayed. The valid values for the Boolean parameter B are Y, N, T, F, 1, or 0

sh=B Used to turn display of digits on or off according to the Boolean B. When sh=T, counter will be displayed and incremented, this is the default behavior. If sh=F no digits will show, but the counter will still increment; instead of digits a transparent 1x1 GIF is displayed. The valid values for the Boolean parameter B are Y, N, T, F, 1, or 0

incr=B Makes it possible to display the current count without incrementing the count. This can be used to examine the count for reporting or other purposes without adding to the count. Valid values for the Boolean parameter B are Y, N, T, F, 1, or 0.

df=data_file Specifies the name of the file for storing the count in. This file is set to your username.dat. One special use of the parameter is df=RANDOM. This returns a random number using the fractional portion of the host's time of day clock as a seed for the generator. Unlike all other WWWcounter parameters, the file name provided is case-sensitive, except for the value random. Or Random, or rANDOM, etc.

lit=X Makes it possible to display a given, predetermined string. The valid values for the string X are digits, a,p,: and -

degrees=X Makes it possible to rotate the counter image X degree. The possible values of X is 90, 180, 270 and 360. Note 360 is meaningless as the counter will come back to the original 0 degree.

rotate=B The Boolean value B turns on or off rotating. If you use degrees= setting, rotate is not needed. Valid values for the Boolean parameter B are Y, N, T, F, 1, or 0.

display=X A valid string can be specified with display= parameter to display counter, clock or date. The valid value for the string parameter X is counter,clock or date. For counter, this parameter is not need as counter is the default display type.

timezone=X The parameter timezone= is only significant with display=clock or display=date. Use this parameter if you want to display time or date of another timezone. The timezone must be specified with a negative or positive four digit offset from GMT, for example: timezone=GMT-0500 or timezone=GMT+0000 or timezone=GMT+0530.

tformat=X This parameter can be used to display time in 12 or 24 hour format. The valid values for the parameter X is 12 or 24.

dformat=X This parameter is only significant with display=date. The valid value for the string parameter X is any combination of MMDDYY (Month-Day-Year). For example, dformat=ddmmyy, dformat=YYMMDD.


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