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

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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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Most User-Friendly Form Fields for Entering Date/Time?

What are the different ways to have fields in an application for date, time, or both? What are the pros and cons for each? The most common seem to be a combination of 2–3 drop-downs, or some form ...
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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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Best practice for selecting month/year

I have a form where users can choose a month and year to display a series of reports. (there is no need to choose the day - all the reports for that month will be displayed) What is the best practice ...
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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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Unambiguous way to display timezone information in a compact manner

When displaying a listing of events, each with their own date, time, and timezone, I'd like to present the timezone that the given event has been assigned. However, there is potentially a lot of ...
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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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What's a standard way to handle a custom date filter?

In our Java app, we let users see a full list of all events. Users need to filter the event list so that they see only the events they care about. Most users are happy to use canned date ranges ...
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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 ...
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What is the best way to lay out a list of date ranges in a table?

I am showing a webpage where I list out where people will be out of the office. I want to get some feedback on which is a better format (obviously forget about the fact that you can't draw good tables ...
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How to display data that spans multiple rows (tabular data)

Sorry for the weird title (I have no idea how to describe it better). Right now we have a user interface for showing specific dates in a tabular way, for example: Name date May 1, ...
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Use last modified time or time created for ordering by date?

When sorting a list of items by date, is it more logical to sort it by the time that each item was modified or the time that each item was created? I have seen both of these methods used and I'm ...
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Is it a good idea to collapse a range of dates when formatting an interval of just one day?

I'm working on a web application that shows a list of records with a "start" and an "end" date. Normally, the interval is shown like this: # | Period | Etc ...
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What is an intuitive name for a date column that displays events that are either in progress or completed?

I have a table of data that I need to display to my users that contains events that are either in progress or completed. My problem is that the names that have been suggested for this column header ...
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Best date formatting for post times on forums as far as UX is concerned?

This question is spawned out of a discussion on the meta forums for Discourse, a modern take on forum software being developed by our very own Jeff Atwood. Which date/time formatting provides the ...
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Sorting data when some is entered as weeks and some as days

Ive got a table which users can enter data into. Each row represents an item. Ive got a column called 'lead times' some times the lead times are weeks and sometimes they are days, Ideally i want it ...
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Is there a webdesign guideline to add dates to web pages?

It seems like whenever I visit a website whether it's a tutorial, or article, etc, they rarely write the date, which makes you wonder if it's 1 year old or 10 year old, especially if it's software ...
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Converting two character dates into four character dates

I have an application that converts the following invalid dates, with only two-character years into a valid date format automatically while the user's filling out the form: (NOTE: The application is ...
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How to display relative/absolute date/time selection?

What is the appropriate way to present relative vs absolute date selection to the user? e.g. In [increment/decrement numeric field] [mins/hours dropdown] On [calendar-selector], [time-selector]
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Vertical alignment of credit card date fields

Echoing my answer to Is it a bad idea to have all credit card fields on one horizontal line?, there is much evidence that suggests that vertically aligned fields and labels are the best way to layout ...
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Date Time Picker, together in one control or separate?

I have been looking around for different controls for date time pickers, both together as one control and separate as two different controls in order to solve a problem we have in our business. To ...
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Indicate weekdays vs weekend

I have blocks representing weeks, and above each week the dates for the whole week are displayed, i.e. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ____________________ | | 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ...
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Which date format to use?

In an application when you are showing a date to someone (and you don't know their preferred format), what date format should you use? USA or Rest-of-the-world? For reference if anyone is not ...
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Common date and time format for European and US users [duplicate]

I'm creating a form with both date and time fields. To help the user I'm using a placeholder value to demonstrate how the the respective formats should look like, but I'm not at all sure on what ...
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Ask the user for the first day of the week or calculate it

I have a planner user interface showing data related to week days. Should I bother the user to choose from a combobox the Sunday/Monday day as the first day of the week to give him more freedom (he ...
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Do I really need to show an end date if my event goes past midnight? Isn't this implied?

Our apps frequently deal with events that begin on one day and end on the next. This almost always turns something very simple, such as: Event: Yankees vs Red Sox | Date: 9/1/14 | Start Time: 8pm | ...
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Datepicker UX showing Quantitative Data

I'm designing a collab app that will include a datepicker widget to allow users to select the due date for a task. Our data shows that users systematically select the days where they have less ...
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When and why should date pickers be used?

The above screenshot is from an airline's website. Date pickers are somewhat common on websites - they're especially common for circumstances when you're booking events. Most often when they ...
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Sorting content on listing pages without displaying date

I have a client who considers their content to be evergreen, and is unwilling to make the publication date of each content item visible. This is fine on detail pages, but on listing pages, or topic ...
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How to let the user know that his task will be repeated? (any better way of doing that?)

I'm creating an application where users can send tasks to others by email. I have a scenario when a user can send a task right now, or he can specify recurring time. It looks like this (with the big ...
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Do American users also confuse the day and the month in dates like 01/02/2013

Almost everywhere outside the United States, when short dates, e.g. 01/02/2013, are shown on computer screens, the user can't be sure whether the first two digits represent the day or the month. Is it ...
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Best way to display date and time in a table with massive amounts of data?

I have a table of massive amounts of data. Each table row is a time sensitive order that our users need to cover on a day to day basis. Order's appear from all around the country and we have orders ...
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Presenting a date picker (calendar) that span multiple months

The system I am working on allows users to post events and find events they wish to go to. Currently, events are very rarely submitted more than 2 months in advance, so allowing a user to scroll into ...
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What's an alternative UI for an event date?

I'm building a website where a user can set up a webpage for an event. The user needs to select a date without being frustrated from clicking a lot on a date picker. Is it a text-input a good way to ...
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Better way to select Monthly or Yearly with custom option

I need to give an option for Monthly / Yearly filter with Customized one. They can choose any month (this month, previous month.... month from any previous year) They can choose any year I have ...