Add a clock to your web page

Had an interesting request to add a clock to a web page yesterday. Turned out to be a bit more difficult than we thought. We used moment.js for this project. It’s a VERY cool javascript library that helps you with time. If you’ve never done work with javascript and time consider yourself lucky. It’s downright hard. Moment.js takes the guesswork out – although there’s a little bit of a learning curve. Let’s get started.

First, add a div to your page and give it an id.

Now, we add our script in the footer of the html.

//call jquery and moment.js libraries
http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js
    http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.5.1/moment.min.js


//function to create clock functionality. updates every second.
        function timedUpdate() {
            showClock();
            setTimeout(timedUpdate, 1000);
        }
//moment.js function. get current time > pass to moment function > create html
        function showClock() {
            var now = new Date().getTime();
            var test = moment(now).format('MMMM Do YYYY, h:mm:ss a');

//create html
            $("#clock").html(test);
        }

//call update
        timedUpdate();
    

And then you get a nice clock to work with.
http://www.inhifistereo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Clock.html

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