I am writing a JavaScript program that you click the mouse on a button and it shows how many times you have pressed the button. here is the JavaScript for it

<script language="javascript">
var numcount=0;

function increasecounter(){

numcount++;

document.getElementById('countdiv').innerHTML=numcount;

}




</script>

and here is the html:

<div id='countdiv'>0</div><br/>
<input type=submit onclick="increasecounter();" value="Increment"></br>
<div id='time'></div><div id='score'></div><br/><input type='button' value='reset'>

now with that said, i would like to have a 30 second timer in the 'time' div. and when the timer goes off, i want the counter to stop counting the button clicks and show the score in the 'score' div. then when you click the 'reset' button the timer resets. how would i do this? if somebody could help me that would be GREATLY appreciated

the 1st part; i have never come across the script tag you used...
--> <script type="text/javascript"> ... </script>

bear in mind also that it is always easier to state the problem you encountered during an attempt

To the second part; you should consider using javascript timer functions...
you seem fairly ok with javascript so it should be no problem for you.

http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_timing.asp

No offense, but that did not help at all

Try this. Not sure whether that's what you need.

<body>
	<div id='countdiv'>0</div><br/>
	<input type="button" id="incrementBtn" onclick="increasecounter();" value="Increment"></br>
	<div id='time'></div>
	<div id='score'></div><br/>
	<input type='button' value='reset' onclick="reset()">
</body>



<script>
numcount=0;
t=setTimeout("test()",3000);
document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
timer_on = 1;

function increasecounter()
{
	timer_on = 1;
	numcount++;
	document.getElementById('countdiv').innerHTML=numcount;
	t=setTimeout("test()",3000);
}

function test()
{
	if(timer_on)
	{
		timer_on=0;
		document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled="true";
		document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML;
	}	
}

function reset()
{
	timer_on = 0;
	numcount=0;
	document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
	document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML = 0;
	document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = "";
}
</script>

In setTimeOut change 3000 to 30000, currently the timer is for 3 seconds.

thank you! but how do i make it so it shows how much time is left in the 'time' div?

Use this script.

<script>
numcount=0;
t=setTimeout("test()",30000);
document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
timer_on = 1;
count = 30;
counter();
counterSet = 0;

function increasecounter()
{
	timer_on = 1;
	numcount++;
	document.getElementById('countdiv').innerHTML=numcount;
	t=setTimeout("test()",30000);
	if(!counterset)
	{
		counter();
	}	
}

function test()
{
	if(timer_on)
	{
		timer_on=0;
		counterset = 0;
		document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled="true";
		document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML;
	}	
}

function reset()
{
	timer_on = 0;
	numcount=0;
	count = 30;
	counterset = 0;
	
	document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
	document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML = 0;
	document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = "";
	document.getElementById("time").innerHTML = "";
}

function counter()
{
	counterset = 1;
	if(count >= 0)
	{
		document.getElementById("time").innerHTML = count;
		count = count - 1;
		counters = setTimeout("counter()",1000);
	}
}
</script>

Also please add these two lines in function reset() after counterset.

clearTimeout(t);
	clearTimeout(counters);

it doesnt work right- whenever i click the increment button the timer doesnt start for a couple of seconds then it ends early. once i hit reset, it only lets you click the button once, then the button is disabled

Sorry for the previous code, didn't check with that.Try with this script, hope this works fine.

<script>
numcount=0;
document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
timer_on = 0;
count = 30;
var counterSet = 0;
var t;

function increasecounter()
{
	numcount++;
	document.getElementById('countdiv').innerHTML=numcount;
	if(!timer_on)
	{
		t=setTimeout("test()",30000);
		timer_on = 1;
	}	
	if(!counterSet)
	{
		counter();
	}	
}

function test()
{
	timer_on=0;
	document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled="true";
	document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML;
}

function reset()
{
	timer_on = 0;
	numcount=0;
	count = 30;
	counterSet = 0;
	clearTimeout(t);
	clearTimeout(counters);
	
	document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
	document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML = 0;
	document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = "";
	document.getElementById("time").innerHTML = "";
}

function counter()
{
	counterSet = 1;
	if(count >= 0)
	{
		document.getElementById("time").innerHTML = count;
		count = count - 1;
		counters = setTimeout("counter()",1000);
	}
}
</script>

this one only works if you press the reset button first.... can you please fix that? sorry if im being too picky

this one only works if you press 'reset' first...... can you please fix that? sorry if im being too picky

Did you mean the 'Increment' button?

no. in order for the timer to start, you need to press the reset button then the 'increment' button

After the 'increment' button get disabled?

no. can you make so when you first open the page, all you need to do is press the increment button for the timer to start?

Its working like that now. When you first open the page you only need to click the 'increment button'.

I have to go nw...I will give the entire code that I have with me now...It seems working fine..

<body>
	Increment:
	<div id='countdiv'>0</div><br/>
	<input type="button" id="incrementBtn" onclick="increasecounter();" value="Increment"></br>
	Counter:
	<div id='time'></div>
	Score:
	<div id='score'></div><br/>
	<input type='button' value='reset' onclick="reset()">
</body>

<script>
numcount=0;
document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
timer_on = 0;
count = 30;
var counterSet = 0;
var t;

function increasecounter()
{
	numcount++;
	document.getElementById('countdiv').innerHTML=numcount;
	if(!timer_on)
	{
		t=setTimeout("test()",30000);
		timer_on = 1;
	}	
	if(!counterSet)
	{
		counter();
	}	
}

function test()
{
	timer_on=0;
	document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled="true";
	document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML;
}

function reset()
{
	timer_on = 0;
	numcount=0;
	count = 30;
	counterSet = 0;
	clearTimeout(t);
	clearTimeout(counters);
	
	document.getElementById("incrementBtn").disabled=false;
	document.getElementById("countdiv").innerHTML = 0;
	document.getElementById("score").innerHTML = "";
	document.getElementById("time").innerHTML = "";
}

function counter()
{
	counterSet = 1;
	if(count >= 0)
	{
		document.getElementById("time").innerHTML = count;
		count = count - 1;
		counters = setTimeout("counter()",1000);
	}
}
</script>

thank you sooooo much! works perfect! and i know this pobabily isnt the right forumn, but how would i make a 'submit score' page in php?

Just put your code within a form and give action and method to it.

<form action="submitPage.php" method="post">
  <!-- Code here,No javascript here -->
</form>

Also make your score an input text field or keep the value in hidden field. Create a submit button within the form.On clicking it will submit the form.