Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The World Clock-Informations

The World Clock has been an accurate and reliable source of time for over 15 years and is constantly being updated to suit the needs of users.
There are four World Clocks that are offered on the site:
  • The Main World Clock
  • The Extended/Full World Clock
  • The Personal World Clock
  • The Fixed Time World Clock

The Main World Clock

The Main World Clock features a list of all the cities that are the largest and most known cities all over the world. It is the most commonly used of the World Clocks. Here you can select among several selections of cities, which will take you to the city’s information page that has more detailed information about the city.

The Extended/Full World Clock

The Extended/Full World Clock will display a large list of cities/places known to the World Clock. The list is rather big, so it may take some time loading. Although this is the extended list, some cities still may not be shown but they are still available through the Search engine located at the top of the list.

Sort Options

There are three different ways to sort the table:
  • Alphabetically by city-name.
  • Alphabetically by country
  • By increasing time.
You can also sort the list based on continents located above the list. This feature is available for all of our World Clocks and will show all cities for a particular continent. To get an in-depth view of a continent, there is a version for Africa, North/Latin America, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia/Pacific Islands.

Change World Clock Settings

The World Clock settings can be changed to your specific needs by selecting the “Change Settings (AM/PM or 24-hour)” button located at the top of the World Clock list. A pop-up box will appear where you can select the different visual options for your World Clock.

Name Display

Select from the given drop-down menu whether you would like to have the Name Display be Automatic, or show the City only, or the Country and City.

Time Format

Choose from a variety of time formats from the given drop-down menu. The most commonly used formats will be located at the top of the list.

Display Seconds

Decide if you would like to have the seconds be shown automatically updating in the World Clock or if you would like to hide the updating seconds.

Display Abbreviation

Select “Yes” if you would like to show the time zone abbreviation for each city or select “No” if you would like to hide the time zone abbreviation in the World Clock list.

Mark DST

You can choose if you would to show which cities that are observing DST and how it will be displayed on the World Clock list. You can choose to mark cities currently observing DST with an asterisk (*) or with text (DST).


The World Clock is defaulted to be shown in 3 columns, but users have the option of choosing the amount of columns to show the World Clock list. You can have up to 8 columns. 

The Personal World Clock

The Personal World Clock allows you to select up to 25 cities or locations that you frequently communicate with to have displayed on a separate page. The site will remember your selected cities so they will appear each time you visit. It is available in two versions, normal and applet. The applet version offers analog clock faces, but requires that Java is enabled on your computer.

The Fixed Time World Clock

Are you planning a web cast, online chat, teleconference call or other event where users from all over the world might participate? The Fixed Time World Clock is the fast and convenient way to tell others what time an upcoming international event will occur in their local time zone. You can select a city and a time in the past or future, then the time all over the world at that moment will be displayed.

Background history

The World Clock was originally made in November 1995 and it has been very popular, with millions of page views on the old site. It was moved to in May 1998. The World Clock was 15 years old in November 2010.