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I'm not sure if this question should be posted here. What is the easiest way for a non programmer to create a script for a counter on the home page? Is there a site with scripts that I can refer to?
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Question by:laolao
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by:coopa
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The easiest way is to sign up at
www.thecounter.com

They will give you your very own (FREE!)configurable counter that also records information like which browser they are using, the domain the users come from, their screen resolution and colour depth and loads more.

They even allow you to configure it to be invisable.

Once a week you will be emailed a "hits per day" list.  I use them for all my sites.

As for the code... well they email that to you too.  You just copy and paste it into your html.

easy huh !
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by:laolao
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I want to be able to customise the graphics on my own. And further more, I do not wish others to click out of my site by clicking on to the counter icon.

Is there a code which allows me to customise the graphics?
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coopa earned 50 total points
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if you would have looked at thecounter.com a little closer you would realise that you can customise the numbers so they don't appear in a clickable block.
Anyway, the most elegant counters are those that you never see at all.

If you don't want it to link off-site then remove the part of the code that says:
<a HREF="http://www.TheCounter.com" TARGET="_top">
and the bit that says
</a>

Most Internet Service Providers will give you a counter...  
The code will most likely be something like this:
<img src="/cgi-bin/count" alt="Counter">

What ISP do you use ?  I'll have a look for you.

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by:cheekycj
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goto:

www.cgi-resource.com
www.perlscripts.com
www.codeguru.com

They have perl/cgi scripts that are counters all you need to have is Perl or cgi execution privileges on your server.

CJ
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by:laolao
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This is not the best method as the counter would then reside on the server of The Counter.Com. I have encountered a problem which was using BeSeen counter and there was once to my horror, the counter has been removed from my page. The broken graphic icon appeared and my counter was nowhere to be found. It would be ideal if my counter resides on my server instead. But thanks anyway.
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