In this javascript tutorial, we are going to learn how to make a start-stop counter timer in a javascript programming language.

How to Make an Timer in Javascript programming language.

Introduction to Javascript [counter] program.

First of all, this is just a simple javascript program. and I dedicate this project to beginners who want to learn. and by developing this project you will learn some new terms in a javascript programming language.

My recommendation is that first of all create this project by yourself and then try to understand my code. and to fully understand this project you should have some basic knowledge of javascript programming language.

First of all, as you see in the above-given image we need to create a button and when we click on that button the timer should need to start and if again we click on the button then the timer needs to stop. and also remember that the time is increased only in seconds.

Code of program

  <style type="text/css">
    .first {
      top: 40%;
      left: 40%;
      position: absolute;
 <body class="first">
  <button id="start">Start</button>
   <p><span id="counter">0</span> elapsed second(s)</p> 
   <script type="text/javascript">
const buttonElement = document.querySelector("button");
const counterElement = document.getElementById("counter");
// Global variable to access it from function
let intervalId = null;
// Chronometer state, initially stopped
let started = false;

buttonElement.addEventListener("click", () => {
  if (!started) {
    // Start the chronometer: add 1 to the counter each second
    intervalId = setInterval(() => {
      counterElement.textContent = String(Number(counterElement.textContent) + 1);
    }, 1000);
    // Update button text
    buttonElement.textContent = "Stop";
  } else {
    // Stop the chronometer
    // Update button text
    buttonElement.textContent = "Start";
  // Change chronometer state
  started = !started;


Here first of all we have created a button Start. and then we create a paragraph. after that using javascript, we select the button and then set an event listener. and then increasing the value of span by 1 on the time interval of 1 second. also if we click on the button then the text is changed from start to stop and again when we click it stops.