April 10, 2020
Clean Hit Counter
Spending the past week revisiting turn of the century, “folk” web design, I was reminded of the existence of hit counters.
Hit Counters were snippets of code that would be pasted into a website’s code and count the number of times a page was viewed. More specifically, it counted the number of times the snippet of code was fired.
For reasons I am not so clear on, hit counters were commonly image based, and very ugly (see above). Amateur web developers would use these counters as a way to both track visitors to their page, and to show off (or completely falsify) how popular their page is.