countdown code where does it go?

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countdown code where does it go?

Post by nextlevelgaming on 2/8/2012, 05:16

says it goes in the head section-

<style style="text/css">

.lcdstyle{ /*Example CSS to create LCD countdown look*/
font: bold 18px MS Sans Serif;
padding: 3px;

.lcdstyle sup{ /*Example CSS to create LCD countdown look*/
font-size: 80%


<script type="text/javascript">

* Dynamic Countdown script- © Dynamic Drive (
* This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
* Visit for this script and 100s more.

function cdtime(container, targetdate){
if (!document.getElementById || !document.getElementById(container)) return
this.currentTime=new Date()
this.targetdate=new Date(targetdate)

var thisobj=this
setTimeout(function(){thisobj.updateTime()}, 1000) //update time every second

cdtime.prototype.displaycountdown=function(baseunit, functionref){

var thisobj=this

var timediff=(this.targetdate-this.currentTime)/1000 //difference btw target date and current date, in seconds
if (timediff<0){ //if time is up
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
else if (this.baseunit=="minutes"){ //if base unit is minutes, set "minutefield" to be topmost level
else if (this.baseunit=="seconds"){ //if base unit is seconds, set "secondfield" to be topmost level
var secondfield=timediff
this.container.innerHTML=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 cdtime.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 cdtime.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

function formatresults(){
if (this.timesup==false){//if target date/time not yet met
var displaystring=arguments[0]+" days "+arguments[1]+" hours "+arguments[2]+" minutes "+arguments[3]+" seconds left until March 23, 2009 18:25:00"
else{ //else if target date/time met
var displaystring="Future date is here!"
return displaystring

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 this Christmas"
else{ //else if target date/time met
var displaystring="" //Don't display any text
alert("Christmas is here!") //Instead, perform a custom alert
return displaystring


Says this goes in body- where I want it to be shown. I want it in each topic that needs the countdown, not category. Though I have my test going on the category for now.
<div id="countdowncontainer"></div>
<br />
<div id="countdowncontainer2"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">

var futuredate=new cdtime("countdowncontainer", "March 23, 2009 18:25:00")
futuredate.displaycountdown("days", formatresults)

var currentyear=new Date().getFullYear()
//dynamically get this Christmas' year value. If Christmas already passed, then year=current year+1
var thischristmasyear=(new Date().getMonth()>=11 && new Date().getDate()>25)? currentyear+1 : currentyear
var christmas=new cdtime("countdowncontainer2", "December 25, "+thischristmasyear+" 0:0:00")
christmas.displaycountdown("days", formatresults2)


thanks guys

also i will have close to maybe 10 countdowns running at the same time. any way possible to configure the head code to just get current time and date. also the variables i would need for my div code. and in the div code i would change the future time and date to call and get.

Last edited by nextlevelgaming on 2/8/2012, 06:39; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : need to specify more information)

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