Help / FAQ

General Help

These gizmos and widgets run on JavaScript — a language that every browser knows. But controlled environments, such as a FaceBook, do not allow you to use it.

Blogging software, like Blogger and WordPress, almost always allow it. But they may make you put it in a special box. This is not usually a hard feature to find.

If your widget does not work, try this.

Put the “Standard” (not customization) widget into a page. View the page where you put it in your browser. Hit Control-U, or the Apple equivalent (command-U ?).

This will pop up a new web page showing you the HTML that’s actual in your page. If you don’t see the widget code that you put in, then your system does not allow it and took it out. If you do see it, look closely to make sure it is all there and has not been altered by some robot.


How do the counters stay up to date?
Each time your web page is visited the visitor’s browser downloads the JS clock program from This program is updated several times per week semi-automatically. zFacts pays for the downloading bandwidth and the updates, so the clock is completely free for you.

What about the link in the Gizmo?
It will be taken out and your visitors will never see it, unless that check the HTML behind your page.

What format do I use to specify colors with the JavaScript variables?
Colors can be specified by keywords or with hex codes like those found here
Color codes must be surrounded with quotes. Some basic examples are: 
“black” = “#000000”
“white” = “#FFFFFF” 
“red” = “#FF0000” 
“blue” = “#0000FF”

Where can I learn more about CSS Styles?
CSS styles are used for formatting and coloring in some of our examples. For a reference of CSS properties, see this page

What if I can’t get it to work or have other questions or Comments? 
Please email Steve(at)zfacts-dot-(om.