How to put an Animated Countdown Timer in Your Emails

Examples of animated countdowns (static example):

Real-time Countdown Timer
Real-time Countdown Timer

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Q: Don't Like Animation? A: No problem, it's optional - Read More.

Q: Is it clickable? A: Yes, like all our real-time content. You can provide
different click-through URLs for before/during/after.

Q: Can I enter HTML in the messages? A: Yes, of course.

Q: How do I program clever animation? A: You need to edit the layout. After Step 2, click the pen icon, edit the Layout HTML, enter a name for it, and click Save.

  • You are programming 60 individual frames, at a frame rate of 1 fps, which we render and combine together in real-time. This is for spot effects not movies, for example twinkles, blinking, counting seconds.
  • Look at the script in an animated layout to see how it works. We can provide online training.
  • You will end up with a GIF, which is basically a compressed collection of deltas (differences between frames). Check the size of your image file before including it in an email, and keep it under about 200k. ("Save as" to make a copy on disk and check the properties)
  • We can also animate things for you.

Q: Can I put this in a web page too? A: Of course - follow exactly the same steps.


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03/08/2016 How-tos