I have a web application where the user can plan an event an set dates for this event. Generally speaking, what is a good interface for entering those dates?
The requirements are:
- The date is a day with an hour (eg, wednesday december 5, at 13h30)
- There is no duration for each date, only the date itself
- Most of the time, the used will enter from 1 to 5 dates (so the maximum should be around 10 or 20)
So far, we have implemented a system where you have a jQuery datepicker, and you can add other datepickers with a
+ add date button, and there is also an option to repeat a date for a given hour and a day of the week (with a checkbox for each day). For example, you can specify something quivalent to:
tuesday december 6 at 14h00 and
saturday december 8 at 18h25 and
every monday at 17h00. Unfortunately, this system is a bit complex and some users are lost.
Another solution I have thought of is a simple jQuery multiple datepicker like this one.
So, do you think those are good solutions? Is there a common or more intuitive way of selecting multiple dates?