In the world of the internet there is an eternal evolution of terms, buzzwords and changes. One of the most popular in the last number of years has been the use of ‘widgets’ as well as ‘gadgets’. It’s often a challenge to try to keep up on these terms, but in the world of widgets and gadgets there are distinct differences between the two that can make your life easier.
A ‘gadget’ is typically designed by a company and is considered proprietary. In other words, you can use the gadget but only on that company’s sponsored websites or pages. A ‘widget’ is designed to be easily used on any website. You don’t want to be tied down by a gadget requirement, so looking for a ‘widget’ is the direction you should be going to.
Much of the concern that people have is that they need to be experienced webmasters to add a widget to a website. Electro-Mech has taken all of the worry out of this by creating very simple and easy to use online access to create a countdown widget or scoreboard widget to add to your website. We offer you choices of: soccer, baseball, football, hockey, softball and basketball and you can have multiple widgets on your website for your favorite teams. There is no need to feel like you have to have the in-depth experience of a webmaster, because we have done all of the work for you.
There are two different types of countdown scoreboards to choose from, a vertical or horizontal view. You select your favorite team from the drop down menu and hit the ‘Get Code’ button. Once that’s completed, you will be given a screen with the code for your countdown board. Just in case you made a mistake at this point, you can always click on the ‘edit’ button to allow you to correct any errors, change the team or view.
There are three different types of scoreboards to choose from and your can also choose your color selections. Sixteen different colors give you the ability to choose background color, stripe color and caption color. Once those are selected, choose from the two different LED colors and you are almost done. You can indicate the names of the ‘Home Team’ and the ‘Away Team’ and the start score. Once that’s completed, just click “Get Code” and you will be given a screen with the html code for your scoreboard. As with the countdown scoreboard, you can click on the ‘edit’ button to allow you to correct any errors.
If you have any questions, we even have ‘Need Help’ area for you to “submit” your inquiries. A live technician will read and respond to assist you in any way. You can indicate which type of sports countdown widget you are creating and type your question for our technicians to follow up on. You can also indicate whether you want to be contacted via phone or email.
Sports fans are some of the most loyal around and the Electro-Mech family is proud to bring an easy to use scoreboard widget and countdown widget add-on for everyone to have access to and use. Your website can have a professional look with the kind of look your followers will absolutely love, and you can be the star with very little effort.