Litmus – How to: Add a Countdown Timer to your Email
By: Email On Acid
What we’ll be making
right gif We’ll be making a nice little GIF like this that counts down to a specific date. This can help create a sense of urgency for events or product offers you may be using email for.
How it works and support
This works by taking a PNG and using a PHP script to create a looping GIF counting down to a time.
It takes a flat PNG and super imposes the countdown based on your variables in the PHP script onto it.
When a user receives it in their inbox, they’ll see it loop for 1 minute and reset. However, if they leave the email and return it will have adjusted to countdown again. The likelyhood of a user watching it reset is very low. Here is the client support:
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