We created the first graphical tickers in 2003. Tickers were originally designed to visualize pregnancy progress for FertilityFriend.com's Pregnancy Tracker.
Tickers are used on message board signature, blogs, web pages, email signatures... They graphically display progress towards a goal (see the various ticker types available on TickerFactory.com).
You will find an option for light and dark backgrounds on the Share tab as well as option for short tickers.
TickerFactory.com does not use any registration system or ask for any personal identification (such as email address). Tickers using data that needs updating (weight loss, exercise...) only require you to know the ticker web address and the PIN protecting the modifications to its data. The PIN prevents unwanted modification of the ticker while allowing you to keep the same web address for your ticker.
The weight loss ticker also provides an additional setting which allows you to protect the historical data by your PIN for extra privacy. Please note that if you lose your PIN we will be unable to provide access to your ticker data as we do not ask for identifying information as part of our privacy setup.
Each ticker is independent. You can create as many tickers as you need. Visit tickerfactory.com and then pick a ticker category. In some cases you will see a "new ticker" button on the page if you were creating tickers with data stored on the site.
Some email software/service (but unfortunately not all) allow you to add an HTML signature (Outlook and Yahoo allow it, check your email software help to know how to do so). Just copy the HTML code block into the appropriate entry of your email software/service.