The link= argument specifies the URL to be counted. It is
required. Additional arguments must be separated from each other by
The ignore= argument specifies IP
addresses (184.108.40.206) or domain names
(terminator.cc.umich.edu) that are forbidden from
incrementing the counter.
The font= argument specifies a font to use instead of
the counter's default. If you have a freely available
truetype font that you would like to see added to this
list please submit download information, author's name,
and contact information to webmaster. We will not be
able to add every font that is submitted.
The width= argument specifies how many digits are
displayed & has a maximum of ten. If you specify a
width that is too small for the number being displayed,
the counter will use only as many digits as it needs.
If you specify too large a width, the counter will pad
the number being displayed with zeros.
The rand= argument will cause the counter to display a
different random number everytime your page loads.
The reset= argument allows you to reset the counter to
a specific value. NOTE: after resetting your counter to
the desired value, remove the 'reset=' from your IMG tag to begin
counting from the new value.
The text= argument allows you to set the font color
using the "web color" scheme. For instance, to get a
counter with black text, set "text=000000". Note that "#"
is interpreted as an anchor by the browser, and as such
must be ommitted. "text=#000000" will not behave as you
The bgcolor= argument allows you to set the background
color using the "web color" scheme. For instance, to get
a counter with a white background, set "bgcolor=ffffff".
Note that "#" is interpreted as an anchor by the browser,
and as such must be ommitted. "bgcolor=#ffffff" will not
behave as you expect.
The point= argument allows you to set the point size
of the counter. Note this will only work in conjunction
with the font= argument, as the default font cannot be
The image= argument allows you to make the counter
generate PNG images rather than the default image format,
JPEG. JPEG has been chosen as the default image format
because, being rendered internally by most browsers, JPEG
images appear to load more quickly and match the other
colors presented by the browser better than PNG files.
However, the image quality of JPEGs is lower than that of
PNG. PNG appears to be slower on some browsers ( those
that use a helper application to render the images may
appear to "hang" for a moment when loading the counter
image ) but the quality is superb. There is also support for