- This form doesn’t work at all.
- I keep getting “NaN” for a percentage.
It stands for “Not a Number”. Make sure that you’re not putting any non-numeric characters into the text fields. That includes commas and decimal points, although I have no idea why anyone would need to use decimal points in a word count. Anyway, the form can only calculate numbers.
- But I want commas in my numbers, damn it!
- The images aren’t showing up.
Images are hosted on Photobucket.com, so either that’s down, or you’re currently not connected to the internet. Either way, there’s nothing I can do about it.
- The meter breaks when I copy and paste the code into my blog.
Make sure you’re not using a Rich Text editor. If you are, switch to HTML editor. Aside from that, your site or blog layout template might be interfering with the meter (adding borders, etc). I’ve tried to account for that as much as possible, but if it happens, you need to tweak that at your end.
- What’s the file type thing about?
The default setting will give you the two rounded parts of the meter as .png files. I like .pngs because they give you proper transparency. But not every browser supports them properly (Internet Explorer sucks), so if .png doesn’t work for you, try going for .gif instead. This will give you .gif files instead. They look a bit more pixellated, but they work universally. Or should. If they don’t, someone needs a new computer.
- A note about the size option:
The 50%-sized version doesn’t display correctly in the preview, because of some quirk of my site layout. I haven’t figured it out yet, but the important thing is that it’ll show up just as correctly as the other sizes if you copy and paste the code. So don’t worry if it doesn’t look right on this page, that’s normal. Or not. But I don’t have an explanation for it right now.