Make a stopwatch using CSS3 without images or javascript

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Learn to make a stopwatch in CSS3.

This tutorial focuses on step based CSS3 keyframe animation, along with the usage of the animation-play-state property to start/stop/reset the stopwatch.

The animation-play-state property may be removed because it can be replicated using other methods and is currently not supported in all browsers, but the idea behind the functionality of the stopwatch is worth learning.

The only image used is the background wood pattern(just for beautification purpose). The JS used is prefixfree - just to make the length and size of the tutorial short and easy. No images or JS are used in the stopwatch logic/display.

The code can be modified and enhanced to be used as timers, countdowns, counters, etc.

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Shane

Shane

It does use one JS file. Cool otherwise.

vi

vi

really cool and intelligent – both the coding and the walkthrough feature. i like!

Donskelle

Donskelle

Awesome

Sumeet

Sumeet

Very intelligent and cool watch.
Well I playing with it to start and quick stop and I could manage to stop the clock at 00:00:00:171. Can anyone beat that?

Ian Tresman

Ian Tresman

Would like to see this as a countdown timer, but that would need to knowing (a) the date and time “now” (b) the destination date/time. Can CSS3 handle this?

xin

xin

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different style, different idea, different tools, bat basically the same. hope you have some dos box around for this:

http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=32210&howmanycomments=100

cheers

viaria

viaria

every new post shock me. awesome.

Les

Les

Call me old fashioned and traditional but CSS was not designed to take on the responsibilities or capabilities of what Javascript should be doing.

The problem for me is the technology boundaries are now becoming blurred somewhat.

Also when technology boundaries do become blurred the technologies individually become bloated also.

Nice effect I know but at what cost?

Rob

Rob

Awesome!!!! – You demo had made me think again about css animation

Jemin

Jemin

Very cool and good looking. How can we publish the work on theCodePlayer? is it not opend to every one.

Sumeet: I beat your time mine is 00:00:00:124

TimMH

TimMH

I think this could be great modified to be a count down timer. :o)

jame

jame

awesome! :))

Ndaru

Ndaru

Cool.. but I tried this on IE, it does not work yet..

MrZpad

MrZpad

Hello, how to recover the time after stopping the timer in a PHP variable and send it to a database? thank you

Sunny

Sunny

Superb, but it uses a JS file. Thanks for sharing this nice post !!

David

David

Yes it used a single js file, but if you saw what the file is, you’ll realize that it has nothing to do with functionality.
A fantastic sample. Thanks

Shane

Shane

how can you use window.onload command to start the cloack automatically? could you give me the code?

UMA611

UMA611

I cant get this work

DJ

DJ

This is totally awesome. However, using the code I can’t get it to work.

Eugene

Eugene

Whilst looking for a JavaScript free countdown I found this image-less, JavaScript stopwatch and thought, same principal, apart from the fact that this doesn’t work without JavaScript!

Stanley M.

Stanley M.

.timer {min-width: 360px;}

Clement

Clement

Can’t you do this with CSS counters (counter-increment and counter reset) or use the content property, to make it “full css” (except the HTML skeletton of course) ?

I may be wrong, don’t hesitate to correct me.

Martin

Martin

@Shane That’s prefix free… That just takes care of prefixes. So, no. No real JS.

gaitat

gaitat

Would there be way to start, stop and reset using js code?
Thanks

Mark

Mark

Good Job Very helpful :)

Konstantin

Konstantin

Very nice! But one problem is linear background isn’t work right in Chrome

CssFreak

CssFreak

Record: 00:00:00:109
How who can beat that? Hehe…

Sherise A.

Sherise A.

Super! On a whim I wanted to put a stopwatch timer on a wordpress blog, and realized I didn’t hove the slightest clue how. Granted there’s a bunch of countdown generators, but I actually to count up and I didn’t want a plugin wither. Now I know how..

Thanks a bunch.

Shayan

Shayan

Cool, But we have less control on css3 to get the stopwatch values :
(Get Current Value Or Set To Value )
Its easier on js :P
Anyway its awesome :P

sam

sam

Man that was kickass stuff

Russ

Russ

Dude! This is awesome! How do you think of these things????

Ashish

Ashish

I’ve used this stopwatch in my project, thanks for sharing =)
supercool….

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