Timed popups exist in a great many products. They enable a webmaster to offer a deal for a limited time. When the time is up, the popup closes. Of course, the visitor has the option of closing such a popup, and the webmaster would ideally be able to set this popup to appear either everytime a visitor arrives on a page, or to set it to a one time appearance. Tick Tick Tick is my idea for an animated pop-up of a small clock ticking down to a desired time. This clock would appear via DHTML presumably in a corner of the screen, and as the user scrolls the screen, the clock would maintain its position. The clock would use animation to show movement of watch hands (preferred) or of a slide of time slowly getting smaller (less effective but acceptable). When the clock is nearing its time-up, a message would be displayed either on the clock face or below it that says a message to be set-up by the user such as "Click me - times almost up!" If the clock is clicked, the user is brought to a linked page. In using this tool, I would like the end user to have as much flexibility as possible, perhaps selecting different color clocks, the ability to change the size of the clock face, the ability to superimpose text and a product image over the animated clockface ("You have only 5 minutes to purchase this product for only $19.99..."), the ability to determine location of clock on screen, set the link, number of minutes, and the ability to preview the popup, save it, export it, copy and paste, etc.
WOULD LOVE TO SEE A LOW-COST FLASH SOLUTION FOR THIS.
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