So essentially, what I want to do is have a custom button or image that displays the item count of a particular list.
A outline use case would be:
A list exists in another tab. On the front home page of SharePoint there is a sort of "view" or image that automatically gets updated and shows the amount of items in that particular list. User can look a this view and know how many items are currently in this list without actually going to that tab. They can also click on this image or view and it would take them into the list tab.
I was hoping if someone could point me in the right direction to accomplish this.