# Thread: Making a count down clock repeat daily..

1. ZZY
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## Making a count down clock repeat daily..

What im trying to do is have a count down timer count down to the same time every day. For example, if i set it to count down to July 9th 2010 8:00pm. At 8pm i want it to pause or wait for 30 min. During that time i want it to display some text. After that 30min is up i want to reset it to count down to the same time the next day. (July 9th 2010 8:00pm) ect. I figgured maybe adding 23 1/2 hours to it but i dont even no how to reset this thing, let alone change the time it counts down to.

Im not asking any one to do this for me (though i wouldnt hate it) but i really need some direction. All i really think i know is that some functions nned to be placed n the "Else - (if variable = 0) then ........."

Here is the javascript im using (it works but does not reset) it also takes some information from php:
Code:
```// Here’s where the Javascript starts
countdown = <?=\$diff?>;

// Converting date difference from seconds to actual time
function convert_to_time(secs)
{
secs = parseInt(secs);
hh = secs / 3600;
hh = parseInt(hh);
mmt = secs - (hh * 3600);
mm = mmt / 60;
mm = parseInt(mm);
ss = mmt - (mm * 60);

if (hh > 23)
{
dd = hh / 24;
dd = parseInt(dd);
hh = hh - (dd * 24);
} else { dd = 0; }

if (ss < 10) { ss = "0"+ss; }
if (mm < 10) { mm = "0"+mm; }
if (hh < 10) { hh = "0"+hh; }
if (dd == 0) { return (hh+":"+mm+":"+ss); }
else {
if (dd > 1) { return (dd+" days "+hh+":"+mm+":"+ss); }
else { return (dd+" day "+hh+":"+mm+":"+ss); }
}
}

// Our function that will do the actual countdown
function do_cd()
{
if (countdown < 0)
{
<?php
if(strtolower(trim(\$_GET['do'])) == 'r' )
{
?>
// redirect web page
document.location.href = "<?=\$_GET['data']?>";
<?php } ?>

<?php
if(strtolower(trim(\$_GET['do'])) == 't' )
{
?>
// change text
document.getElementById('cd').innerHTML = "<?=\$_GET['data']?>";
<?php } ?>

}
else
{
document.getElementById('cd').innerHTML = convert_to_time(countdown);
setTimeout('do_cd()', 1000);
}
countdown = countdown - 1;
}

document.write("<div id='cd'></div>\n");

do_cd();

<? exit(); ?>```
Code in the body:
Code:
`<SCRIPT language="JavaScript" SRC="countdown.php?timezone=America/Indianapolis&countto=2010-07-08 16:00:00&do=t&data=Dead Front Has Began!"></SCRIPT>`
Text displayed after count down is here^^

Thanks in advance
-ZZy

PS i had to retype this twice cause the site logged me out b4 i could post!

2. ZZY
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for some reason i cant edit posts on this forum and i left out a peice of info. The date is n YYYY:MMD time is HH:MM:SS and it is a 24 hour clock

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PHP Code:
``` <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <title></title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <style style="text/css"> .lcdstyle{ /*Example CSS to create LCD countdown look*/ background-color:black; color:lime; font: bold 18px MS Sans Serif; padding: 3px; } .lcdstyle sup{ /*Example CSS to create LCD countdown look*/ font-size: 80% } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> /*********************************************** * Universal Countdown script- © Dynamic Drive (http://www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for this script and 100s more. ***********************************************/ function cdLocalTime(container, servermode, offsetMinutes, targetdate, debugmode){ if (!document.getElementById || !document.getElementById(container)) return this.container=document.getElementById(container) var servertimestring=(servermode=="server-php")? '<? print date("F d, Y H:i:s", time())?>' : (servermode=="server-ssi")? '<!--#config timefmt="%B %d, %Y %H:%M:%S"--><!--#echo var="DATE_LOCAL" -->' : '<%= Now() %>' this.localtime=this.serverdate=new Date(servertimestring) this.targetdate=new Date(targetdate) this.debugmode=(typeof debugmode!="undefined")? 1 : 0 this.timesup=false this.localtime.setTime(this.serverdate.getTime()+offsetMinutes*60*1000) //add user offset to server time this.updateTime() } cdLocalTime.prototype.updateTime=function(){ var thisobj=this this.localtime.setSeconds(this.localtime.getSeconds()+1) setTimeout(function(){thisobj.updateTime()}, 1000) //update time every second } cdLocalTime.prototype.displaycountdown=function(baseunit, functionref){ this.baseunit=baseunit this.formatresults=functionref this.showresults() } cdLocalTime.prototype.showresults=function(){ var thisobj=this var debugstring=(this.debugmode)? "<p style=\"background-color: #FCD6D6; color: black; padding: 5px\"><big>Debug Mode on!</big><br /><b>Current Local time:</b> "+this.localtime.toLocaleString()+"<br />Verify this is the correct current local time, in other words, time zone of count down date.<br /><br /><b>Target Time:</b> "+this.targetdate.toLocaleString()+"<br />Verify this is the date/time you wish to count down to (should be a future date).</p>" : "" var timediff=(this.targetdate-this.localtime)/1000 //difference btw target date and current date, in seconds if (timediff<0){ //if time is up this.targetdate.setDate(this.targetdate.getDate()+1) } var oneMinute=60 //minute unit in seconds var oneHour=60*60 //hour unit in seconds var oneDay=60*60*24 //day unit in seconds var dayfield=Math.floor(timediff/oneDay) var hourfield=Math.floor((timediff-dayfield*oneDay)/oneHour) var minutefield=Math.floor((timediff-dayfield*oneDay-hourfield*oneHour)/oneMinute) var secondfield=Math.floor((timediff-dayfield*oneDay-hourfield*oneHour-minutefield*oneMinute)) if (this.baseunit=="hours"){ //if base unit is hours, set "hourfield" to be topmost level hourfield=dayfield*24+hourfield dayfield="n/a" } else if (this.baseunit=="minutes"){ //if base unit is minutes, set "minutefield" to be topmost level minutefield=dayfield*24*60+hourfield*60+minutefield dayfield=hourfield="n/a" } else if (this.baseunit=="seconds"){ //if base unit is seconds, set "secondfield" to be topmost level var secondfield=timediff dayfield=hourfield=minutefield="n/a" } this.container.innerHTML=debugstring+this.formatresults(dayfield, hourfield, minutefield, secondfield) setTimeout(function(){thisobj.showresults()}, 1000) //update results every second } /////CUSTOM FORMAT OUTPUT FUNCTIONS BELOW////////////////////////////// //Create your own custom format function to pass into cdLocalTime.displaycountdown() //Use arguments[0] to access "Days" left //Use arguments[1] to access "Hours" left //Use arguments[2] to access "Minutes" left //Use arguments[3] to access "Seconds" left //The values of these arguments may change depending on the "baseunit" parameter of cdLocalTime.displaycountdown() //For example, if "baseunit" is set to "hours", arguments[0] becomes meaningless and contains "n/a" //For example, if "baseunit" is set to "minutes", arguments[0] and arguments[1] become meaningless etc //1) Display countdown using plain text function formatresults(){ if (this.timesup==false){//if target date/time not yet met var displaystring="<span style='background-color: #CFEAFE'>"+arguments[1]+" hours "+arguments[2]+" minutes "+arguments[3]+" seconds</span> left until launch time" } else{ //else if target date/time met var displaystring="Launch time!" } return displaystring } //2) Display countdown with a stylish LCD look, and display an alert on target date/time function formatresults2(){ if (this.timesup==false){ //if target date/time not yet met var displaystring="<span class='lcdstyle'>"+arguments[0]+" <sup>days</sup> "+arguments[1]+" <sup>hours</sup> "+arguments[2]+" <sup>minutes</sup> "+arguments[3]+" <sup>seconds</sup></span> left until 5:00pm server time." } else{ //else if target date/time met var displaystring="" //Don't display any text alert("Launch time!") //Instead, perform a custom alert } return displaystring } </script> </head> <body> <div id="cdcontainer"></div> <script type="text/javascript"> var servermode='server-php' //Set to server mode var targettime='17:00:00' //Set to target time leave seconds as 00 var container='cdcontainer' //Set to name of container var offsetMinutes=0 //Set to LocaltimeoffsetMinutes /////////////////// Stop Editing /////////////////// var servertimestring=(servermode=="server-php")? '<? print date("F d, Y H:i:s", time())?>' : (servermode=="server-ssi")? '<!--#config timefmt="%B %d, %Y %H:%M:%S"--><!--#echo var="DATE_LOCAL" -->' : '<%= Now() %>' var prep=new Date(servertimestring); prep.months=['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December']; prep.limit=targettime.split(':'); for (var i_tem = 0; i_tem < prep.limit.length; i_tem++) prep.limit[i_tem]=parseInt(prep.limit[i_tem], 10); if(prep.getHours()>prep.limit[0]||(prep.getHours()==prep.limit[0]&&prep.getMinutes()>=prep.limit[1])) prep.setDate(prep.getDate()+1); prep.base=prep.months[prep.getMonth()]+' '+prep.getDate()+', '+prep.getFullYear()+' '+targettime; var launchdate=new cdLocalTime(container, servermode, offsetMinutes, prep.base); launchdate.displaycountdown("days", formatresults2); </script> </body> </html> ```
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