Countdown (PRO)

Countdown element is a sequence of backward counting numbers used to indicate the time remaining before an event is scheduled to occur. Element available on Quix Pro only.

To use this element, please follow this steps:

  1. After adding a Section and Column, click the Plus icon to open the available elements.
  2. Click Countdown and it will be added to your page and its settings window will automatically open so you can start configuring it.

On it's Settings pop-up you will find three tabs, General, Styles and Advanced. On each tab you will find the different options available to modify and customize the element.

General Tab

  • Countdown - Here you can configure the date and which information to show on the Countdown.
    • Due Date & Time - Click on the field and it will open a Calendar, you can select the Date you want there, after, click on the Select Time button and select the time, once you are done, click on the OK button.
    • Show Days - Switch to No if you don't want to display the days box.
    • Show Hours - Switch to No if you don't want to display the hours box.
    • Show Minutes - Switch to No if you don't want to display the minutes box.
    • Show Seconds - Switch to No if you don't want to display the seconds box.
  • Additional Settings - Here you can configure some additional settings to customize your Countdown.
    • Mobile Grid - Here you can select on how many columns the Countdown will be displayed on Mobile devices.
    • Show Label - Switch to No if you don't want the field labes to appear.
    • Show Separator - Set to Yes if you would like to display a separator between each time box.
    • Separator Sign - You can customize the separator by typing the symbol here.
    • Custom Label - Enabling this option will allow you to customize the labes shown on each time box, this is useful for translation or to simply show the text you want.
    • Days - Type the text to be displayed on the Days box.
    • Hours - Type the text to be displayed on the Hours box.
    • Minutes - Type the text to be displayed on the Minutes box.
    • Seconds - Type the text to be displayed on the Seconds box.

Styles Tab

The Styles Tab will help you style the Countdown element. You will find three different options, Common, Content and Separator, each with its particular settings.

  • Common - You can customize the time boxes here.
    • View - Here you will find two options, Block and Inline. When Block is selected, the labels will appear below the digits. When inline is selected, the labes will appear next to the digits.
    • Background Type - Here you can select if you want a solid background or a gradient background.
    • Color - Here you can select the color for the background. If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, a second color picker will appear.
    • Gradient Type - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to select if the gradient should be Linear or Radial.
    • Gradient Direction - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient direction.
    • Start Position - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient starting position.
    • End Position - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient ending position.
    • Image - If you would like to use an image instead of a color for the background, you can click here to open the Media Manager and select the image you want to use.
    • Opacity - You can set the Opacity value here if you want the Coutndown to blend with the content behind it.
    • Box Padding - This setting will allow you to add space inside the time boxes.
    • Box Margin - This setting will allow you to add space outside the time boxes to separate each other or separate the Countdown from other content..
  • Content - You will find the options to customize the Digits and after that the options to customize the Labels.
    • Color - You will be able to set the color for the Digits/Labels.
    • Font - You will be able to select the font you want to use from thousands of available Google Fonts.
    • Weight - You will be able to set the weight for the font. After choosing a font, the available values will get updated. The higher the number, the bolder the font will be.
    • Size - You can easily set the size for the font by dragging the selector left/right, or you can directly input the value you want on the number field.
    • Transform - You can easily transform how the text is shown, you have four options, None (displays the text as it is), Uppercase (changes all letters in the text to uppercase), Lowercase (changes all letters in the text to lowercase), Capitalize (changes the first letter of each word to uppercase).
    • Style - You can select the font style between the three options available, Normal, Italic or Oblique.
    • Decoration - You can decorate the font selecting one of the four available options, None, Overline, LineThrough and Underline.
    • Line Height - You will be able to set the line height of the text, a higher number will mean more space between each line.
    • Letter Spacing - You will be able to set the letter spacing in each word, a higher number will mean more space between each letter.
    • Text Shadow - You will be able to add a shadow behind your text, this is specially useful when the text gets lost with the background, it can also give a nice 3D effect.
  • Separator - Here you can customize the Separator if it is enabled.
    • Color - You will be able to set the color for the separator.
    • Line Height - You will be able to set the line height of the separator, a higher number will mean more space between each line.
    • Padding - This setting will allow you to add space around the separator, inside of its container.
    • Margin - This setting will allow you to add space around the separator, outside of its container.
    • Background Type - Here you can select if you want a solid background or a gradient background.
    • Color - Here you can select the color for the background. If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, a second color picker will appear.
    • Gradient Type - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to select if the gradient should be Linear or Radial.
    • Gradient Direction - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient direction.
    • Start Position - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient starting position.
    • End Position - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient ending position.
    • Image - If you would like to use an image instead of a color for the background, you can click here to open the Media Manager and select the image you want to use.

Advanced Tab

As it's name says, here you can find the Advanced settings for the element. You can choose to edit them or leave them the way they are depending on your needs.

  • Element Style - Here you will find the settings for Margin, Padding and Z-Index values of the element.
    • Margin - Margins allow you to add space around the element, outside of its container.
    • Padding - Paddings allow you to add space around the element, inside of its container.
    • Z-Index - When two items overlap, the Z-Index value control which one appears on top of the other. An element with a Z-Index of 0 will appear behind an element with a Z-Index of 1.
  • Background - Here you will be able to configure the Background for the element.
    • Normal/Hover - Swtiching between the Normal and Hover options, you will be able to configure different backgrounds for each state.
    • Background Type - Here you can select if you want a solid background or a gradient background.
    • Color - Here you can select the color for the background. If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, a second color picker will appear.
    • Gradient Type - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to select if the gradient should be Linear or Radial.
    • Gradient Direction - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient direction.
    • Start Position - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient starting position.
    • End Position - If a gradient background is selected on the Background Type, you will be able to set the gradient ending position.
    • Image - If you would like to use an image instead of a color for the background, you can click here to open the Media Manager and select the image you want to use.
  • Border & Box Shadow - You wil be able to configure Borders and Shadows for the element.
    • Normal/Hover - Swtiching between the Normal and Hover options, you will be able to configure different borders and shadows for each state.
    • Border Type - Use this setting to define the type of border you want for the element, there are five options: None, Solid, Double, Dotted and Dashed.
    • Border Width - If a Border Type other than None is selected, this option will appear so you can configure the width of the border line for the element.
    • Border Radius - Use this option to set the radius of the corners to give them a rounded look.
    • Box Shadow - Using a shadow on your element can give an extra touch to your design. You will be able to configure the Color, Horizontal and Vertical offsets, Blur, Spread and the Position of the shadow.
  • Animation - If you want to give your element movement, here is the place to do it.
    • Entrance Animation - Select the animation you want from the options avaliable on the dropdown.
    • Animation Repeat - You can enable this option if you want the animation to repeat everytime the element is visible on the screen. The default value is No, which only plays the animation the first time the element is viewed.
    • Animation Delay - You can set a delay from the moment the element is on the screen to the moment the animation starts. Specially useful if you want to create a cascading effect.
  • Custom CSS (PRO Only) - If you require a bit more customization, you can add your custom CSS here.
    • CSS Code - You can write your own CSS code here that will affect the element. No style tags required.
  • Identifier - Here you can find and customize the unique information for the element.
    • CSS ID - The unique identifier assigned to the element. You can change it, specially to make it easier to work with anchor links, but it always has to be unique to avoid issues.
    • CSS Class - If you would like to write CSS code on an external CSS file to customize the element, you can add an specific CSS Class to identify it so the changes are only applied to the element with the class.
    • Access Control - You will find all the User Groups you have configured on Joomla here. This option will allow you to configure who can view and interact with the access and with what permissions to the page.
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