FrontPage components, and will not run on a server unless it has the FrontPage extensions installed. Some ISPs install the extensions automatically, some don't, and some will do it if you pay a small fee.
The other NTL user sites that have 'fancy buttons' and animations will almost certainly be using Java applets, and you could do the same. You'll find a nice, clean Java hit counter ready for free download if you
and there's another one if you