Entry representing a particular day or a range/group of days.

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Is it good practice to include a timezone on a timestamp?

We have an application that displays timestamps for things that have already happened - creation, last edit, activity history. We have a customer where the source for these events (a user triggering ...
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Date format best practise - scanning

We currently display dates using the format DD-MM-YYYY. We've explored the idea of removing the dashes from this format. However after doing so we feel the list is harder to scan, without dashed. ...
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Why use the “last seen” feature?

Stack Exchange websites have a feature called "Last seen some time ago". What is the real purpose of this? And why do social networks like Google+ or Facebook don’t have it? And what are the pros ...
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Showing birth date or age in a listing

A customer sent a request to add date of birth column to a person listing, because the end user wants to see what is the age of a person in a recruitment process (especially if person is just under ...
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What are the best interfaces you've seen for editing date-chained sequences?

I want to improve the user experience for an interface used to edit what we call a date-chained sequence (perhaps there's other jargon I'm not familiar with) For example, an online retailer might ...
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Date picker - Restricting future dates = bad ux?

Restricting future dates? I'm developing a web form, as being reviewed, i was requested to limit the selection of future dates (e.g. not allowing picking dates after the computer's date) The date ...
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UI pattern for a user to enter in someone else's birthdate

I've read many articles about the best UI practice for a user to their own birthdate, but what would you consider the best practice for a user, such as a nurse, to enter in a patient's birthdate? ...
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Dead-simple way to let a user select multiple time ranges

I've been brainstorming about this problem for over a week now and cannot come up with a sensible way to do it. Basically, I am building a component the purpose which is to let a user select a series ...
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What patterns are effective for managing the user's preferred weekend profile

We want to differentiate weekends and workdays on week and calendar based layouts. Locales have different options for weekend days and the start of week day. So we need to choose these and possibly ...
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How to deal with a wrong date and time on devices?

What would be the best approach to handle a wrong date and time on a device when dealing with data that is dependent, for example, on the current date? Let's say you have a next and previous object ...
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Which date picker is better?

In my opinion this traditional dropdown menu date picker is easier to use: than this calendar-type, which is more prevalent these days: Reason is, if I want to enter a birth date or a date that ...
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Allowing user to see data in any timezone they choose

I have a simple tool that allows an employee to enter the ItemID of the work item they are working on and track the time it takes them to complete it. There is a Begin and End button which creates a ...
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Best way to show registration date

What is a better approach when presenting customer registration date to a user of a crm, "active for...." or registered on mm/dd/yy? if the better approach is "active for...", i am having difficulty ...
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User-friendly date interval/duration input

I'm building a configuration page for a web application and some of the parameters are durations. Most of these durations are in days but there are some that might be specified in weeks, hours, or ...
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Date range standards?

I'd like to show a date range in a succinct way but also have it look good in other countries, are there any standards for formatting date ranges in other countries? So far for the US I've found that ...
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How to make a UI for calendar with vacancy?

I am building a website for a tour company. There is a tour every day and the maximum number of participants is 20. 1) How would you show the dates with with taken+available places that there are for ...
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Annual repeat on leap day

If you set an alarm to repeat annually starting on 2/29/16, would you expect the next instance on 2/28/17, 3/1/17, or 2/29/20?
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Why do web sites display dates in an inaccurate representation e.g. “a year ago”?

Many sites will display dates or times in an inaccurate representation like 1 year ago instead of just displaying the actual date. Here's a case I found to be particularly annoying: This video ...
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What is/are the best HTML form control(s) to capture exact and approximate dates

I'm currently using <input type="date"> to capture a date. However, a lot of users don't know the exact date but still want to record an approximate date. I want to encourage as high a degree ...
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Entering several date based values

I am currently writing a system for a Care agency. A brief summary is as follows: Staff can use a Timeline to enter in their availability. I'm pretty happy with this and the initial user response is ...
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What is the best way to handle a form with a Start Date and End Date?

What is the best way to handle a form with a Start Date and End Date? When selecting a Start Date greater than an End Date, which of the following is the best approach: Highlight the Start Date as ...
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UX to choose month/day/time for reservation form

I am constructing a reservation/booking form for my site. I am struggling with how to present the fields to the user that makes the most sense. In order for the user to reserve a session they need ...
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How to show monthly reminder's date

I'm going to create an app where users can select a date and time and then say they want to be reminded repeatedly, e.g. every month at that day of month. However, I'm not sure how to handle/show ...
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How to display a date & time if the date for reporting purposes differs from the actual date?

How can I compactly display both a date and a time, but also handle the rare case where a date for reporting purposes is different from the actual date and time where an event occurred? For example, ...
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Date Picker behavior

Should the date picker display the monthly calendar view when the User clicks into the date picker field or should one click on the calendar icon? Is showing 2 months better UX than showing 3 ...
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Best way to represent “add to waitlist”

I could use your advice on a UX issue. I'm working on the UX of a system for scheduling appointments. Showing something is either available or not available is easy, but I want to give people the ...
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Best practice for inputting a date on a mobile device

Of a few options, I'm wondering what the most user friendly way to have a "date of birth" selector on a website viewed on a mobile device. Nearly all users would be from about '85 on, but could ...
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What is the least ambiguous way to select a date range?

We are building an internal tool to apply for and track leave. We have discovered that choosing what days to take off can be ambiguous. We've thought of two different ways to ask for a set number of ...
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Best practice for month / year input

Is it best practice to have text fields or dropdown + textfield combination form month year? Does it changed if the month is listed as 01 vs January? (The ^ indicates dropdown) Note: Users use the ...
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Should UTC timestamps, such as those in Stack Exchange hover-texts, include day of the week?

There is a proposal on Meta Stack Exchange to add the day of the week to the hover-texts for timestamps on Stack Exchange, which currently show a raw UTC timestamp, of the form YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SSZ, ...
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Date Picker Wheels - When to validate?

This is a fairly simple question but may have wider-reaching answers: when is it appropriate to validate entry in a wheel-based date picker (such as the iOS standard ones)? Since there are three ...
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When sorting by date, do dateless entries come first or last?

I have the data: "John Smith","2007-03-01" "Joe Richard","2002-01-21" "Harry Lee","" And the columns are "First/Last Name","Last Login". It's an administrative page that generally shows all users ...
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How to display a date?

At least for the United states, what is the best way to display a date (of just year month and day) to the user? What order? should the month be fully typed out, the acronym, or just a number?
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From and To Month-year range selector [duplicate]

Requirement in our app is to provide a UI control for user to select 'from' month/year and 'to' month/year over multiple year. With validations like 'to' month cann't be less than 'from' month. ...
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What is a good color indicator for showing upcoming dates?

I have a web page that shows a list of due dates. i have it in a table like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups\ I am making dates that are in the ...
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Universal date display

I'm looking to display a date. The audience is worldwide and so for some people 10/8/2014 will mean October 8th and for others it'll mean August 10th. And some people may not even speak English and ...
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Date Fields - Seeing Current Value and Setting New Value

Scenario: User needs to know the current value before they set a new value for the date fields. User can also clear the current date and set it to None (no date). I need a more intuitive design and ...
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Handling effective date ranges with no start or end date

I have an enterprise-based web application that makes use of effective dates - so instead of just making a change to a piece of data, that change can take effect at some date in the future (or the ...
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Unambiguous and compact way to display dates of different timezones in their respective timezones along with daylight information [closed]

General Question: How best to show dates in their respective timezones together in an unambiguous and compact way? How to show whether dates are adjusted for daylight savings or not? Scenario: I ...
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June 4 or 04/06 or 06/04? [duplicate]

What is the best way to present dates to users? Is there any downside to using the worded dates to avoid ambiguity? (Using June instead of 06)
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Task list due date format

What is the most user-friendly way to display a due date (in the context of a task list). For example (time until due): Do the dishes - One hour until due Wash the car - 3 days until due Buy ...
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How does Apple/Google/other calendar see post-midnight? [closed]

As extension to my other question: Time after midnight, user experience Does Apple/Google/other calendars see post-midnight as very early this day, or very late this day? I can't test it myself, but ...
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Time after midnight, user experience

"Let's meet Saturday night at 2 o' clock" is "incorrect" and could never happen (calendar wise) Midnight is the start of a new day. So anything after that is the next day (again, calendar wise) But ...
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Best international symbol for date range?

From what I know, depending on the country you live, there are different ways of expressing a date range between two dates. In Japanese : 0000/00/00 ~ 0000/00/00 or 0000/00/00 から 0000/00/00 まで ...
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When can we stop assuming that a 2 digit year starts with 19

If the user inputs only 2 digits, should I assume that they mean 19XX? I have inline validation that validates a given range (eg 1900 - 2014), but if they type in 13, does it mean 2013 or 1913. Some ...
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Date picker whereas day doesn't matter

The main goal is to the user be select dates or a range of dates in a table. The day doesn't really matter much, while the year and the month does because it's the time between the analysis of the ...
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How do you indicate that a second number for month and day are optional in a single statement?

For instance, these are all acceptable in a MM/DD/YYYY format: 06/02/2014 06/2/2014 6/02/2014 6/2/2014 Here is what I have at the moment. However, I feel that users might not catch on to what I ...
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Saved search results. Relative to query time?

Lets say a user saves a search called „documents created yesterday“. The day goes by and next morning the user calls up her saved search. What would she expect? To see her documents she created ...
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2x Datepicker vs 1x Datepicker + Range select

I'm trying to figure out what would be the fastest and most convenient way to select a departure date and return date for a flight searching form. The standard for the travel industry is to have one ...
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How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...