How to Create a Countdown Timer

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How to Create a Countdown Timer
(timer image by Lombok from Fotolia.com)

Companies and individuals looking to add a countdown timer to their website or social media page have multiple options to create the program. One method is to program the timer from scratch, a method that is time consuming and comes with a steep learning curve depending on your programming experience. A much easier option is to use an online countdown timer creator. You can customise several options for the timer and produce a clock that suits your website or social media page.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Website
  • Timer creator

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Instructions

    Adding a Timer

  1. 1

    Navigate to the Create Your Countdown website (the link is located in the "Resources" section at the bottom of this page).

  2. 2

    Click "Make A Countdown" in the navigation menu under the header image.

  3. 3

    Enter the day you want the counter to end in the "Choose Day" box.

  4. 4

    Type the time you want the counter to end in the "Choose Time" box.

  5. 5

    Click "More Design Settings" under the "Choose Time" box.

  6. 6

    Enter the name of your countdown clock in the "Headline" box.

  7. 7

    Type the message you want to show when the countdown is complete in the "Headline when countdown finished (00:00:00)" box, if you want a special message to show.

  8. 8

    Choose the "Direction" tab and select "Count backward (countdown)."

  9. 9

    Click on the "Dimension" tab and choose the width and height of the countdown clock.

  10. 10

    Select the "Countdown" tab and choose the size, colour, margins and alignment of the countdown numbers.

  11. 11

    Open the "Label" tab and choose the size, colour, margins and alignment of the headline.

  12. 12

    Select the "Background" tab and choose a background colour for the timer.

  13. 13

    Type the link of an image in the "Background picture,swf,flv (When countdown is running)" box if you would like the background to be an image or video when the timer is running.

  14. 14

    Place a link in the "Settings for countdown finishes" box if you would like to display a picture or video when the timer finishes.

  15. 15

    Open the "Link" tab and place a link in the "Link a website" box if you want to link your timer to a different website.

  16. 16

    Choose the "Flv" tab and adjust your video settings if you chose to include a video with your timer.

  17. 17

    Click "Create Embed Code."

  18. 18

    Copy the code in the "Embed" box and place it on your website or social media page.

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