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    If you go to me and my partners website, in the title bar we have a little "greeting" based off of the time.

    www.frostbytedesigns.com

    The problem is, it's based off of the servers time, that being GMT -5 if my math is correct.

    How would one go about "fetching" the website visitors time and using it for the variable?

    Thanks in advance for help.

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    You can use JavaScript, which is what is done in http://www.mt-dev.com/download/2002/...localtime.phps

    They then store it as a session variable.

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    I don't see this greeting. I assume it is meant to be a "good morning" or similar?

    As suggested earlier, Javascript is really the only way you're going to get hold of the visitor's time as anything server-side will not have access to that information.

    Something like this will suffice...

    Code:
    <script language="javascript">
    var now = new Date();
    var hour = now.getHours();
    var period;
    
    if ( hour < 12 ) period = "morning";
    else if ( hour >= 12 && hour < 17 ) period = "afternoon";
    else period = "evening";
    
    document.write("Good " + period + " !");
    </script>
    Just out of curiousity, what does "Copyright pending" mean?

    Sean

    ps. not quite sure about your navigation. Whilst rotating things might seem "fun" as a challenge, I'm not sure that it really helps your visitor much. Think also about disability access.... how will those folks get to your content?

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    The greeting is up in the title bar. Where "Web Design Forums.net" would be on this page.

    Copyright pending means we sent in the money and application, but we're waiting for a response/certificate.

    We understand the nav problems. That was a little experiment that didnt work out well. We're changing it to rollover's later today.

    Thanks for the help.


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