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JavaScript – Time and date

Learn how to display the time and the date on the web page.

JavaScript time

Display time

Demo:

*to see the demo on the website click here.

To display time on your web page follow the steps below:

  1. Add HTML
  2. Add CSS
  3. Add JavaScript

Step1.

Add HTML

<body onload="startTime()">
<div id="time"></div>

Step2.

Add CSS

body {
  display: flex;
  height: 100vh;  
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
 }

#time {
   position: relative;
   color: #333;
   font-size: 50px;
   font-family: Impact, Charcoal, sans-serif;
   letter-spacing: 10px;
}

Step3.

Add JavaScript

function startTime() {
  var today = new Date();
  var h = today.getHours();
  var m = today.getMinutes();
  var s = today.getSeconds();
  m = checkTime(m);
  s = checkTime(s);
  document.getElementById('time').innerHTML =
  h + ":" + m + ":" + s;
  var t = setTimeout(startTime, 500);
}
function checkTime(i) {
  if (i < 10) {i = "0" + i};  
  return i;
}

Display time and date

Demo:

*to see the demo on the website click here.

To display day and time on your web page follow the steps below:

  1. Add HTML
  2. Add CSS
  3. Add JavaScript

Step1.

Add HTML

<div class="date" id="time"></div>

Step2.

Add CSS

body {
  display: flex;
  height: 100vh;  
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
 }

#time {
   position: relative;
   color: #333;
   font-size: 50px;
   font-family: Impact, Charcoal, sans-serif;
   letter-spacing: 10px;

}

Step3.

Add JavaScript

function getDateTime() {
        var now     = new Date(); 
        var year    = now.getFullYear();
        var month   = now.getMonth()+1; 
        var day     = now.getDate();
        var hour    = now.getHours();
        var minute  = now.getMinutes();
        var second  = now.getSeconds(); 
        if(month.toString().length == 1) {
             month = '0'+month;
        }
        if(day.toString().length == 1) {
             day = '0'+day;
        }   
        if(hour.toString().length == 1) {
             hour = '0'+hour;
        }
        if(minute.toString().length == 1) {
             minute = '0'+minute;
        }
        if(second.toString().length == 1) {
             second = '0'+second;
        }   
        var dateTime = year+'/'+month+'/'+day+' '+hour+':'+minute+':'+second;   
         return dateTime;
    }

    // example usage: realtime clock
    setInterval(function(){
        currentTime = getDateTime();
        document.getElementById("time").innerHTML = currentTime;
    }, 1000);

Enjoy coding!