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How to build a custom Countdown Timer is JavaScript [coming soon page]

Have you ever seen the countdown timers to a specific date on a ‘Website Coming Soon’ page, or a countdown to an upcoming event? You know, the one’s that update every second until it reaches the ‘deadline’. Well in this tutorial we are going to show you how to make the following:-

countdown-timer

Or you can see a working JSFIDDLE here.

So here we go:

HTML


<h1>Countdown Clock</h1>
<div id="clockdiv">
  <div>
    <span class="days"></span>
    <div class="smalltext">Days</div>
  </div>
  <div>
    <span class="hours"></span>
    <div class="smalltext">Hours</div>
  </div>
  <div>
    <span class="minutes"></span>
    <div class="smalltext">Minutes</div>
  </div>
  <div>
    <span class="seconds"></span>
    <div class="smalltext">Seconds</div>
  </div>
</div>

CSS


body {
  text-align: center;
  background: #169fe6;
  font-family: sans-serif;
  font-weight: 100;
}

h1 {
  color: #FFFFFF;
  font-weight: 100;
  font-size: 40px;
  margin: 40px 0px 20px;
}

#clockdiv {
  font-family: sans-serif;
  color: #FFFFFF;
  display: inline-block;
  font-weight: 100;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 30px;
}

#clockdiv > div {
  padding: 10px;
  border-radius: 3px;
  background: #3f72a3;
  display: inline-block;
}

#clockdiv div > span {
  padding: 15px;
  border-radius: 3px;
  background: #FFFFFF;
  display: inline-block;
}

.smalltext {
  padding-top: 5px;
  font-size: 16px;
}

#clockdiv span {
   color: #1a1a1a;
}

JavaScript


function getTimeRemaining(endtime) {
  var t = Date.parse(endtime) - Date.parse(new Date());
  var seconds = Math.floor((t / 1000) % 60);
  var minutes = Math.floor((t / 1000 / 60) % 60);
  var hours = Math.floor((t / (1000 * 60 * 60)) % 24);
  var days = Math.floor(t / (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24));
  return {
    'total': t,
    'days': days,
    'hours': hours,
    'minutes': minutes,
    'seconds': seconds
  };
}

function initializeClock(id, endtime) {
  var clock = document.getElementById(id);
  var daysSpan = clock.querySelector('.days');
  var hoursSpan = clock.querySelector('.hours');
  var minutesSpan = clock.querySelector('.minutes');
  var secondsSpan = clock.querySelector('.seconds');

  function updateClock() {
    var t = getTimeRemaining(endtime);

    daysSpan.innerHTML = t.days;
    hoursSpan.innerHTML = ('0' + t.hours).slice(-2);
    minutesSpan.innerHTML = ('0' + t.minutes).slice(-2);
    secondsSpan.innerHTML = ('0' + t.seconds).slice(-2);

    if (t.total <= 0) {
      clearInterval(timeinterval);
    }
  }

  updateClock();
  var timeinterval = setInterval(updateClock, 1000);
}

var deadline = new Date('12/25/2016');
initializeClock('clockdiv', deadline);

 

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