jQuery Countdown Plugins For Coming-Soon Pages
Countdowns always existed but they became popular and now being used widely.
This is probably due to the popularity of the "coming soon pages with countdowns" and daily deal websites that makes use of them heavily.
If you are creating your own coming soon page and in need of countdown functionality, here are the jQuery countdown plugins that you need:
The script allows us to set the countdown by mentioning a specific date-time or an offset.
It is possible to use multiple instances on the same page, start-stop the timer and much more.
This is probably the most advanced countdown solution which can actually count down and up.
There is support for timezones, multiple languages, pause/starting and callbacks on given timestamps.
This is a jQuery plugin that gives maximum flexibility on how the countdown will look like.
It can countdown to a given date-time which can even be specified with miliseconds.
Again a flexible jQuery plugin for creating countdowns from a selected timestamp.
Besides displaying everything in numbers, it has the option to show a more friendly date-time (like x days, y hours, etc.).
jQuery Countdown shows images in a lovely interface.
There are not too many features offered but the format of the time and the dimensions of the output can all be customized.
This is a very detailed tutorial on creating a countdown timer with an animated display.
The plugin created also has the callback that is triggered when the countdown is finalized.