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Why are visitor counters for websites not used any more?

I remember in the early days of the Internet one of the most prominent things on a website was the visitor counter. These days with so much analytics and obsession about how many people visit or ...
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The use of false counters/statistics on webpages

We've all seen it. The use of false statistics and 'second by second' counters that seem to hold zero relevance to the actual business' statistics and are clearly forged (to an approximate value). ^ ...
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Filtered sub-folders counts

How would you show "unread" count on sub-folders after filtering an entity? Do you know any commonly used examples of such? Think of it as a mailbox that has 100 unread email. Then we have 4 ...
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Music Duration counter view

I 'm working on a android application, this app may list your songs. so the developers put the default counter as singular digit like ""0:4:0 "" is it better to display it as a double digit format ...
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iPhone: Tab bar item badge count overflow

I want to display the unread-message count on a tab bar item. What should be the max badge count? What should be displayed when the count exceeds that max?
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Which of those two design best symbolizes emptiness and makes you want to fill it?

I'm working on a service with limited credits and designing a counter displaying how much is left. I came across two approaches (below) and even if the first one looks simpler I feel like the second ...
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What is the reason to show animated numbers counting towards the final number?

In some apps, when navigating to a page that has number showing one or more different numbers it will animate from zero to the final number in about 0.5 seconds, counting upwards. Till example if the ...
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Counting to Infinity - Are counters usable?

As the web gets older and bigger the numbers in a lot of counters will tend to increase more and more. I'm very curious about the implications in usability and user experience: Are these big numbers ...