How do I develop a countdown timer?

Darren Hagen

So i’m getting married this year…I know, congratulations. Well, during the development of my wedding website I decided that I wanted to create a countdown timer that would capture the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until my wedding. It’s kind of a fun way to add a little flare to your website. The following is the code that I used to do this.

 

// Set the date we're counting down to
	// Set the date we're counting down to
	var countDownDate = new Date("Oct 6, 2018 17:00:00").getTime();
 
	// Update the count down every 1 second
	var x = setInterval(function() {
 
	  // Get todays date and time
	  var now = new Date().getTime();
 
	  // Find the distance between now an the count down date
	  var distance = countDownDate - now;
 
	  // Time calculations for days, hours, minutes and seconds
	  var days = Math.floor(distance / (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24));
	  var hours = Math.floor((distance % (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24)) / (1000 * 60 * 60));
	  var minutes = Math.floor((distance % (1000 * 60 * 60)) / (1000 * 60));
	  var seconds = Math.floor((distance % (1000 * 60)) / 1000);
 
	  // Display the result in the element with id="demo"
	  document.getElementById("countdown").innerHTML = " " + days + " " + hours + " " + minutes + " " + seconds + " ";
 
	  // If the count down is finished, write some text
	  if (distance < 0) {
	    clearInterval(x);
	    document.getElementById("countdown").innerHTML = "It's Wedding Time!";
	  }
	}, 1000);

References: w3schools.com

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