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Google Sites - Content Countdown Gadget

posted 6 Jul 2009, 07:03 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 12 May 2014, 02:11 by Unknown user ]

The Countdown Gadget you can use in the sidebar of a Google Site can sometimes be out by a day, so I have created this gadget so you can embed it on your page (at present you cannot embed gadgets in the site sidebar).


  1. Navigate to the page you want to have the countdown on

  2. Use the Insert button and choose More Gadgets...

  3. Use the Add gadget by URL link

  4. Use the URL below for the gadget and use the Add button:

  5. Set any of the settings you like and use the OK button to add it to the page.

That's it you're done.

Settings Available

  • Background Colour - specify anyway allowed in CSS, e.g. hex (#000000), words (black) or RGB.

  • Text Colour - specify anyway allowed in CSS, e.g. hex (#000000), words (black) or RGB.

  • Border Width - in pixels.

  • Font Size - in pixles (for cross-browser compatibility).


This gadget is JavaScript-based so it requires JavaScript to be enabled on the user's browser.


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