Interface elements are always changing based on the times. Today in 2012 I have seen so many examples of number tickers and date timers. These flip-style cards will display information based on counting time or specific data sets. A great example was the “Countdown to 1 Billion Downloads” ticker from Apple. But there are plenty of other uses for this type of page element.
Check out the small gallery below where I’ve cataloged a bunch of these number tickers. Elements on your website may follow a similar pattern, but remember that functionality outbeats design in every instance. You don’t want to include a number ticker in areas where it’s unneeded, and similarly you want to use them in place of other poor ideas. Build up your own inspirational ideas and feel free to share with us in the post discussion area below.