Friday, January 27, 2006

Need Counter Help

I got an idea from the comment made by TheForester in my last post.

As of today, January 27, 2006, Shi Tao has been imprisoned for 272 days. He has 3378 days in prison to go before he is freed.

If someone can help me attach a counter to Shi Tao's picture, with some text explaining what the counter is, you would officially reach *rock star* status.

Can anyone do this, or explain to me how?


Anonymous David Russell said...

I'm not skilled enough to superimpose the count on the picture itself, but you could get a count either immediately above or below the picture fairly easily using javascript, if that would be good enough?

2:23 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

David, that's exactly what I'm envisioning. I'll send you an e-mail. Thanks!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Actually ... David I don't have your e-mail. Can you drop me a line at


3:55 PM  
Anonymous the forester said...

Can a picture be set as the background of a table cell? If so, create a table for the picture, set the cell background as the photo, then just put the counter as the content of the cell. Valign the counter to keep it at the bottom. It might take some work to make sure the cell size matches the photo size.

The counter will be a great reminder of what Shi Tao will be facing every day for years to come, thanks in part to Yahoo.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

That sounds good too. There's only one problem: how do I get a counter to put in the cell? I'm not exactly very technical.

11:58 AM  

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