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Is there a way have an ad/web banner dynamically read the local timestamp, calculate and accurately display time remaining—regardless of what timezone the banner is served? If so, how? Can/will it be 100% accurate? We haven't found a codepen element that would be served within the context of a publicly served ad/web banner. Please advise. Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on it. 

 

For example:  An event is 36 hours from starting.

CPU 1 lives in EST zone, sees banner at 27 hours out.

CPU 2 lives in CST zone, sees banner at 12 hours out.

CPU 3 lives in PST zone, sees banner after 3 minutes out.

 

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Yeah, this is how banners that have movie or show times are created, "tune in" dates (i.e. Show date, out tomorrow, out today, etc). Use the JavaScript Date object >
https://css-tricks.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-date-in-javascript/

Depending on your needs, it can be simple or a bit more complex. Typically, with movie or show banners, you just use 3 scenarios or outcomes > Coming out today, tomorrow, or XX days until it reaches tomorrow. Obviously, if you're putting a real countdown where the time is constantly changing or it's giving an actual amount of days or minutes until showtime, it gets a bit more complex.

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1 hour ago, davi said:

Yeah, this is how banners that have movie or show times are created, "tune in" dates (i.e. Show date, out tomorrow, out today, etc). Use the JavaScript Date object >
https://css-tricks.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-date-in-javascript/

Depending on your needs, it can be simple or a bit more complex. Typically, with movie or show banners, you just use 3 scenarios or outcomes > Coming out today, tomorrow, or XX days until it reaches tomorrow. Obviously, if you're putting a real countdown where the time is constantly changing or it's giving an actual amount of days or minutes until showtime, it gets a bit more complex.

Thanks for your quick input...

 

Yes, we're literally looking for displaying a running countdown to hrs : min : sec left before the event — the "a bit more complex" version you spoke of.

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I just PMed you. I can share my files, just not publicly.

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