Samples of Countdown Timers


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Countdown to a date & time with time zone setting

Below are samples and links to the JavaScript codes of a countdown timer in a variety of styles.  I first found a JavaScript code for a countdown timer at but it only counted down to a specified date, so I modified it to add the ability to countdown to a date and time, then modified it some more into the variety of styles that are sampled below.

This site provides instructions for inserting a countdown timer into your web page using either Apple's iWeb or other HTML editors.  For instructions if you are using iWeb'06 (version 1.0; part of iLife '06), click here; if you are using iWeb '08 (version 2.0; part of iLife '08) or iWeb ’09 (version 3.0; part of iLife ’09), click here.  To get instructions on how to insert the countdown timer code in another HTML editor, click here.

The code for the timer includes a time zone setting so that the countdown timer counts down to the date and time based on the time zone you select, not on the viewer’s time zone.  Without this setting, if I set the countdown target date to, for example, January 10 at 12:00pm, the timer would count down to that date and time at the time zone of the viewer.  In other words, I am in Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Eastern Time Zone) but if someone is in Sydney, Australia, then the countdown timer viewed from their computer in Sydney would countdown to Jan 10, 12:00pm Sydney time, not Cleveland time.  Now, with this new time zone setting it would count down to 12:00pm Cleveland time, regardles of where one is viewing it.  You are able to set the time zone that you want it to count down to in the script.

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Google Chrome (Windows and Mac)

Internet Explorer 6 & greater (Windows)

FireFox 2.x & greater (Windows and Mac)

Safari 3.x & greater (Windows and Mac OS 10.4.9 and higher)

Note: the scripts for these timers have been tested and will show up and work appropriately on the browsers noted below.  These include Safari 3.x and greater on both a Mac running OS 10.4.9 and later, including Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) through 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and a PC running Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7; FireFox 2.x and greater on Mac and Windows; Google Chrome on Mac and Windows; and Internet Explorer 6.0 and greater on Windows.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, comments, suggestions or to let me know of other browsers that either support or don't support the codes as shown.

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NOTE: if you are using iWeb '06 (version 1.x), see the instructions here.


Comments (177)

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nadeem (buchreast, Romania) wrote...

nice timer.
i have a project where i have 10 different deadlines.please let em know,how i use count down for 10 different deadlines to reach on same page.


February 4, 2015 @ 1:33 PM EST
David L Good (USA) wrote...
You can place a single timer on a single HTML page. You will have 10 different HTML pages, each with the required timer. Then, on your final website, simply place them all on the page using an iFrame.

February 4, 2015 @ 1:59 PM EST
Bob Kuhnhenn (Westlake, OH, USA) wrote...
Thank you, David, for beating me to answering Nadeem's question! Using iFrames is the easiest way to get multiple timers into a single page.

February 4, 2015 @ 11:04 PM EST
Bob Kuhnhenn (Westlake, OH, USA) wrote...
As David noted, using iFrames is the easiest way to get multiple timers into a single page. See the FAQ article on "How can I place multiple countdown timers on one page" linked to from the FAQ page. The other method discussed in that article would get very complicated with 10 different timers, the using iFrames would be the way to do it.

February 4, 2015 @ 11:09 PM EST
Ovidiu (UK) wrote...
You should try the templates from . They're pretty cool and easy to customise.

January 6, 2015 @ 4:17 AM EST
Bob Kuhnhenn (Westlake, OH, USA) wrote...
I'm not sure what you mean by "stop option"—do you want the viewer to be able to stop the countdown timer by clicking a button?

January 3, 2015 @ 8:02 PM EST
Rajkumar (India) wrote...
how to display 0,1,2,3... as 00, 01, 02, 03... 09
want to display in two digits?

help it.

October 15, 2014 @ 1:13 PM EDT
Bob Kuhnhenn (Westlake, OH, USA) wrote...
Check the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page, there is a link to the answer.

October 16, 2014 @ 12:56 AM EDT
meet (ahmedabad, India) wrote...
i use 1c timer but it is not work in chrome. plz help me as soon as. thanx

May 21, 2014 @ 5:30 AM EDT
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