Counters. They were a staple of the Geocities / early web scene that many of us "older" developers grew up with; a feature then, the butt of web jokes now. CSS has implemented its own type of counter, one more sane and straight-forward than the ole "hit counter." CSS counters allow for simple CSS-based incrementing and display of a number for generated content. Let's have a quick look at how CSS counters work!