Ha Ha Haaaaa – I like to count!

With full respect to Richard Whitely – who opened Channel 4 in 1980 with its first programme, Countdown.

Count Down

Often you’ll come across “Count Down Clocks” which tick away and display days, hours, minutes and seconds until a specific event. Usually these countdown clocks are an integrated part of fund raising or event awareness as seen on National No Smoking Day where the Marketeers expect visitors to return again and again to see just how long they have to wait until the great day.

Top banana thought an interesting twist would be for sites to prominently display how long overdue and event was. The completion of Wembley Stadium ran way over time and budget and as such would have been ideal high profile Count Up Clock opportunity.

Even individuals with a gripe can utilise a count-up clock to emphasise their dismay. Take a. It was with a wry smile TB noticed that an employee of a large digital media agency who has been waiting for a personal development review that is planned to be a regular six monthly event falling in October and April each year posted a count up clock onto the companies web blog to highlight the time elapsed.

<script language="JavaScript">
TargetDate = "12/31/2020 5:00 AM";
BackColor = "palegreen";
ForeColor = "navy";
CountActive = true;
CountStepper = -1;
LeadingZero = true;
DisplayFormat = "%%D%% Days, %%H%% Hours, %%M%% Minutes, %%S%% Seconds.";
FinishMessage = "It is finally here!";
<script language="JavaScript" src="http://scripts.hashemian.com/js/countdown.js">

However wordpress hosted sites can’t display the result of the script – Bah – so see the original source of the countdown code