Educational ICT Virtualisation Specialist 

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Using a web counter on your web site

A web counter allows a simple graphical tally of the number of hits on your page (this is only a very rough approximation due to proxies, caching, etc.). Firstly, you must request a counter id from Precedence support. Once you have the id, you can incorporate the following HTML segments into your pages:

Simple case

<img src="http://www.ptlnet.com/counters/?id=yourid">
This will display a simple counter like the following:

Changing the colour

You may specify a foreground or background colour by adding &fg=RRGGBB and &bg=RRGGBB respectively. RRGGBB should be replaced by the colour as a hexadecimal RGB value. e.g.
000000
ff0000
00ff00
0000ff
ffff00
00ffff
ff00ff
ffffff
<img src="http://www.ptlnet.com/counters/?id=yourid&bg=ff6600&fg=ffff00">
This will display a coloured counter like the following:

Changing the size

You may alter the size of the counter by adding &width=x and & height=y where x and y are measured in pixels. The height will always be as specified, but the width may be wider than specified if needed to fit all the digits and text in. Specifying a width of 0 will return an image of 1 pixel wide by 1 pixel high with no text in. This can be used as an invisible page counter.
<img src="http://www.ptlnet.com/counters/?id=yourid&width=300&height=40">
This will display a counter like the following:

Putting initial text in

You can specify other text to put in front of the number by adding &pre=your_text_goes_here. You may need to URL-encode some characters, e.g.
From:To:
space+
?%3f
+%2b
=%3d
<img src="http://www.ptlnet.com/counters/?id=yourid&pre=What+do+you+think%3f:+">
This will display a counter like the following:

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