10+ Cool jQuery Clock Tutorials (Analog and Digital)

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Today’s post is a roundup of what we think the coolest jQuery analog and digital clock tutorials by which you can make your site modern and always ON TIME! Enjoy.

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1. CSS3 and jQuery Clock

We will simply create a clock image in Photoshop and provide different images for each hand. A jQuery script will update the rotate position every 1000 millisecond, therefore creating a rotating effect on each of the three hands.

CSS3 and jQuery Clock Source Demo

2. HTML Clocks using JavaScript and CSS Rotation

There are no Adobe Flash files or my beloved canvas going on, just regular div and img tags. The way it works is by taking those images in an { overflow: hidden } div and rotating them, via JavaScript, using the proposed CSS transform property.

HTML Clocks Source + Demo

3. jQuery Sliding Clock

This is a html/jQuery clock I made that moves the slides along the scales based on the current date and time.

jQuery Sliding Clock Source Demo

4. Colorful Clock with CSS & jQuery

We are going to make a colorful jQuery and CSS clock, which will help you keep track of those precious last seconds of the year.

Colorful Clock Source

5. Colour Clock – jQuery/CSS3 Rebuild

The original Colour Clock is a brilliant idea by Jack Hughes representing time as a hexadecimal value.I rebuilt The Colour Clock using jQuery/CSS3.

Colour Clock Source Demo

6. CSS3 Digital Clock with jQuery

In this tutorial I wanted to create a simple digital clock with date and time, with the help of jQuery script and CSS3 for a little animation, there’s nothing hard enough to understand the various methods and use your creativity in the best of ways.

CSS3 Digital Clock Source Demo

7. jQuery Woozy Clock

jQuery woozy clock is a digital time animation representation..

Woozy Clock Source + Demo

8. jQuery Dynamic Clock Plugin

Turns a given div element into a dynamic clock that updates every second, main advantage compared to other similar plugins is that this one can also take an initial timestamp instead of client system time.

jQuery Dynamic Clock Source Demo

9. Old School Clock with CSS3 and jQuery

Transform:rotate is a new feature of CSS 3 which lets you… well, rotate stuff. Transform will also allow you to scale, skew and translate (move) objects in your web page. All these can be animated by the Transition property (complete with easing and duration).

Old School Clock Source Demo

10. jDigiClock

Is a jQuery plugin that has been inspired from the distinctive HTC Hero Clock Widget. For such a complex looking plugin it is surprisingly easy to install and offers …

jDigiClock Source + Demo

11. Analog JQuery Clock

In this tutorial we will use JQuery and a plugin named jQueryRotate.The main idea behind making this watch is to rotate the three images according to the actual time tt/mm/ss. …

Analog JQuery Clock Source Demo

12. CoolClock in jQuery

CoolClock is a customizable JavaScript analog clock. Though this plugin uses SVG to draw analog clocks but uses jQuery to draw them. It comes with a lot of skins to choose from. Also supports digital clock.

CoolClock in jQuery Source Demo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about jQuery Clock Tutorials

How can I customize the design of my jQuery clock?

Customizing the design of your jQuery clock can be done through CSS. Each jQuery clock plugin usually has its own set of classes and IDs that you can target for styling. You can change the color, size, font, and other design elements to match your website’s theme. It’s important to understand the structure of the clock’s HTML to effectively apply your styles. If you’re not familiar with CSS, there are plenty of online resources and tutorials that can help you get started.

Can I add multiple jQuery clocks on a single page?

Yes, you can add multiple jQuery clocks on a single page. Each clock can be initialized with its own unique ID or class. However, be careful not to overload your page with too many clocks as it can affect the page’s performance and user experience. Always consider the balance between functionality and aesthetics.

How can I set a specific time zone for my jQuery clock?

Setting a specific time zone for your jQuery clock can be done by using JavaScript’s Date object in combination with the clock plugin. The Date object allows you to get the current date and time, and you can adjust this based on the time zone you want to display. Some clock plugins also have built-in options for setting the time zone.

Are jQuery clock plugins responsive?

Most jQuery clock plugins are responsive, meaning they will automatically adjust their size and layout based on the screen size. However, this can also depend on how you implement the clock on your page. Make sure to test your clock on different screen sizes to ensure it displays correctly.

Can I use jQuery clock plugins without any knowledge of JavaScript?

While it’s possible to use jQuery clock plugins without any knowledge of JavaScript, having a basic understanding of JavaScript and jQuery can greatly help in customizing and troubleshooting your clock. There are many online resources available if you want to learn more about JavaScript and jQuery.

How can I add a digital display to my analog jQuery clock?

Adding a digital display to your analog jQuery clock can be done by using a clock plugin that supports both analog and digital displays. You can also create a separate digital clock and position it within your analog clock using CSS.

Can I add alarms or reminders to my jQuery clock?

Some jQuery clock plugins support alarms or reminders. This can be done by using JavaScript to check the current time against a set time and triggering an event when they match. However, implementing this feature can be complex and may require a good understanding of JavaScript.

How can I make my jQuery clock more interactive?

Making your jQuery clock more interactive can be done by adding features like alarms, countdowns, or time zone selectors. You can also use CSS animations to make your clock more visually engaging. However, always consider the user experience when adding these features.

Can I use jQuery clock plugins on a commercial website?

Most jQuery clock plugins are free to use, including on commercial websites. However, some plugins may require a license for commercial use. Always check the plugin’s license before using it on your website.

How can I troubleshoot issues with my jQuery clock?

Troubleshooting issues with your jQuery clock can be done by checking the JavaScript console for any errors. You can also try disabling other scripts on your page to see if they’re causing conflicts. If you’re still having trouble, consider reaching out to the plugin’s developer or the online community for help.

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Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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