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    I have a random request. I'm looking for an example of a good one-page web site that has a counter or a tracker.

    So basically a web site that is really simple and is just tracking/counting something. I work for a non-profit in Chicago, and we're looking to get a web site up that simply tracks the number of people who donate to a cause/campaign and how much has been raised. There would be a little bit of info about the campaign and whatnot, but I think keeping it to one page would be ideal.

    But I'm looking for good examples of this. I know I've seen some examples of like a "countdown" timer or something... but I'm wondering if there's examples of a simple counter/tracker web site.

    And I would not be designing or coding anything.

    I just have to find some examples to send to our could-be designer. So any fancy talk might go over my head. I'm just looking for examples.

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    A site counter ... when a page is viewed or refreshed is super easy.

    But you want to count donations and keep track of donation amounts.
    That's not the same as a "site or page counter".

    In that case, you'll have to either have a person enter that daily (manually),
    or use a database of some kind that keeps track of that information ...

    How are the donations made (PayPal, or some other CC merchant)?
    Are the donations online, or do people send a check to someone?
    Knowing how the donations are made will answer the question of "how to do it".


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim View Post
    A site counter ... when a page is viewed or refreshed is super easy.

    But you want to count donations and keep track of donation amounts.
    That's not the same as a "site or page counter".

    In that case, you'll have to either have a person enter that daily (manually),
    or use a database of some kind that keeps track of that information ...

    How are the donations made (PayPal, or some other CC merchant)?
    Are the donations online, or do people send a check to someone?
    Knowing how the donations are made will answer the question of "how to do it".


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    Again, I'm not concerned with how to pull this off. That's the designer/programmer's job. I'm just looking for EXAMPLES to send to said designer/programmer.

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    You probably won't find those examples for a few reasons:

    1) It depends on how the donations were received (online, mail order/telephone order, donation box, door-to-door, fundraising, etc.)

    2) It depends on what language(s) the server hosting the page supports.

    3) In the case of online donations, it would depend on who the payment processor is, since processing code varies by processors.

    That's what mlseim was trying to tell you...the factors involved will probably make what you're looking for next to impossible to find. Whoever your programmer is should be telling you guys what (s)he can build, not the other way around. A good programmer takes a conceptual problem and builds a solution for it (most of the time...some problems are just too weird).
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    To expand on this a little more, I can give you an example of how to put a donation button on a website.

    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?c...-intro-outside

    That looks like it would solve your problem, but it can't and doesn't. PayPal would track things internally, but it wouldn't show the results externally, nor is the user automatically guided back to the website to complete the donation process. This means that if the user doesn't go back to your site, the site can't log the donation, which means your total is understated. You'd either need a manual entry or some other way to handle this situation, and that's where you're going to have to rely on someone who has the experience and knows what they're doing to help you out.

    I know you didn't want a lot of technical explanation, but unfortunately it's necessary for clarity.
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    If you want to keep it simple, and not even have to pay anyone, just set up a cause on facebook, hell, everyones on facebook nowadays
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    Here's an example:
    Thermometer

    Here's some more examples:
    http://code.google.com/apis/chart/

    Here's even more examples:
    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&b...&aqi=&aql=&oq=




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