Microsoft FrontPage - Specifying Your Own Hit Counter Image (FrontPage 98/2000/2002/2003)
If you don't like the five counter styles available in the Hit Counter Properties dialog box, you can specify your own by selecting the Custom Picture radio button. The trick lies in how you create that image. It must be a single GIF file, and it must contain the digits 0 through 9, in that order. Finally, the digits must be evenly spaced. Why all the restrictions? When FrontPage generates a hit counter, it simply takes the counter image and divides it into 10 equal slices. It uses the first slice for 0, the second for 1, etc. If the digits are out of order or aren't the same width, you'll get unexpected results.