I see two major schools of thought/implementations of 'quick select' date range options:
A) General web apps
| today | yesterday | last 7 days | last month | last 3 months | ...etc. | Custom |
Usually presented in some form of selectbox/dropdown list - i.e. hidden requiring discovery as to which ones are available. As seen in google adwords, google adsense et al.
B) Stock markets and mobile
| 1d | 4w | 3m | 6m | 1y | custom |
Usually presented as is, simple text, click to view (does not require discovery). As seen in Yahoo Stocks, and iphone stock apps example (cannot provide more than 2 links as a new user)
I am interested to do a little poll on the above.. please answer either A or B for your preference, along with any appropriate discussion on topic relating to UX of both/either method.