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Adding a Countdown Timer to your site

Here's some HTML Countdown Timers that you can embed in your website

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HTML Countdown Timers

Countdown timers can be really fun. It can help you highlight and bring attention to specific days or events and it can help your visitor have a more interesting experience. 

So, if you want to add a timer to a Strikingly site, what do you choose? There are many options. A simple Google search of 'embed countdown timer in website' shows loads of them. With Strikingly you need only html which you can embed using the 'App Store & HTML' Section. See steps below.

Countdown Timer Options

Let's look at some free options that you can use. I'm going to discuss three. You choose what is most appropriate for you.

Tickcounter is a great option for maximum impact. It has a big, responsive display so it looks appropriate on any device. There's lots of customisation options too. Very easy to use and easy to setup. No mess or fuss. 

This company has loads of plugins to add additional functionality using HTML to a website. Their countdown timer is just one of them. It's easy to customise and most features are free. You will need an account, however (which is free), to get the embed code. Their standard fonts and features are nice and will look good on many websites.

If you're looking for something smaller and neat, but still very nice, then you'll be interested in CountingDownTo. No account required and it's free if you don't mind the watermark (image on right below). To get it without the watermark, yes, you have to pay. Very easy to customise and setup.

Adding Your Timer

So once you've selected a timer to add, how do you do this? Well, it's very easy and is done through the 'Embed an App' option using the 'App Store & HTML' section.

Steps:

  1. Add New Section
  2. Select 'App Store & HTML'. This adds the 'Embed an App' section on your site.
  3. Click to Explore the App Store
  4. Select 'HTML'
  5. Copy and paste the code in the section provided. You may need to tick 'show in iframe' just below where you paste it if the formatting doesn't look right. 
That's it! Easy, peasy.

Your Turn

Have you added a timer to your site? Got one that isn't listed here and love? Let me know. I'd love to hear about how you get on. 

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