You can get the whole date:
Displays today's date; for example, November 23, 2005
But not jus the year.
In a content holder at the foot of the page:
<p class="copyright">© <noscript>2012</noscript><span id="copyrightYear"> </span>Company Name</p>
and then in your scripts file (as part of the document ready function)..
var yearNow = new Date().getFullYear();
Pretty easy to break up a site into a good Template structure with elements such as the footer content elements like this as content holders which the client can change and change site wide as well. Which is what we do.
For say a set of footer elements you build that with a web app and one web app item which allows the client more finate one location content control.
I really am a newbie here. How do I do the document ready function? where do I put it and how do I do the script?
You will also need to have jquery installed etc.
I wrote a guide in jQuery here:
This seems to be dependant on the clients machine not the server time...?
I was able to change the date displayed by changing it windows...
It will do.
If you want server date there is no server date. You will need to use where your located and GMT time as the reference source, heaps of scripts, JSON, XML feeds for this around the web.