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COMMON PROBLEM WITH MOST COUNTDOWN SCRIPTS
Marketers all over the Internet has been using countdown scripts and pre-launches to build anticipation. And it’s a great strategy to build interest around your product while creating buzz.
I am sure you can find a few if you Google for it. But here’s the problem with most of those scripts. It runs on your visitor’s computer clock…
You may have set your countdown at a specific date and time like 10 September 2008, 9.00 am. But you didn’t set the timezone? Without that answer, a visitor in Sydney, Australia may see the countdown ending 17 hours earlier than people in New York, USA. The guy in Australia could see that the countdown ended when your website is not ready yet — you don’t want that!
The safest method for this is to make sure that your script uses the date and time of your server, one specific clock that everyone refers to, and not time from the visitors’ personal computer. So some server-side programming like PHP is required.
Alright, obviously I have a solution for you.