As the end of the year draws near, many will be activating once again their New Year Countdown widgets to remind them of the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds before the much-awaited event happens. Countdown widgets are fun to use for other events and occasions as well such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, childbirth, and other similar milestones in life. It can also be an exciting way to wait for a work-related event, the release of a book, the launching of a product, or the opening of a movie sequel.
More than a way of reminding people of the things to come, countdown widgets provide visual enhancement to make the waiting more pleasurable. Placement of widgets should be done selectively though since too much can prove to be too distracting for productive computer use. The widget takes very little memory space and can be easily installed and removed when maintaining them is no longer necessary.
WordPress offers countdown widgets that are customizable as to appearance, font size, style, and color. They can be placed anywhere on the blog or site and are able to work virtually. Readers can also keep track and understand past important events followed by the site owner or blogger through an applicable link that leads to a separate page.
There are a lot of interesting countdown widgets being offered such as the Friday Countdown, The Euro 2012 Countdown, The Olympic Countdown, The Election 2012 Countdown, and the End of the World Countdown. The last mentioned widget is in direct reference to the doomsday prediction which is supposed to happen on December 12, 2012. Other countdown widgets are very specific for national holidays and games release.