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

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How to design a good one-line date picker?

I'm designing a website on which a user has to pick a date, which is today by default. The content of the site will be based on the chosen date. 90% of the time, the date will be chosen between today ...
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Two similar values in two pickers with no labels

I have two date fields next to each other on a form in my app. I am not using labels for any of the fields. Rather I have put a help text inside each of them. When the user taps on a field, native ...
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Most efficient way to ask users for days of the week and start/end time for each day?

I have a situation wherein I need to ask users on what day of the week an activity takes place. It can take place anywhere from 1-7 days, but for each day the user "activates", there must be a start ...
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Enabling desired date format for users

I don't want to force users to use only mm/dd/yyyy format on my website. My case: User will be able to choose which date format he prefers on the website ( calendars, tables and so on): 12.30.2016 ...
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Are there any UX problems with date pickers?

I’m adding a date picker for delivery date selection on a website. I recall developers mentioning that there are issues with date pickers. Is there anything inherently wrong with date pickers ...
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Using both expiry in days and expiry date in UI

The UI demands that I show product expiry in both days and date format and let the user make the choice. However, only one can be chosen. Right now, I use two text boxes -- one for expiry in number ...
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What's the best way to display dates for international users? [duplicate]

Date formatting in the U.S.A. is usually shown as Month / Day / Year, while international users expect dates to be shown as Day / Month / Year. What is the best way to avoid confusion for a date ...
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Best display for Date of Birth inputs

It looks like it's been over four years since this was addressed here. Old answers to this settled on a single input for the entire date (with a hint for formatting). But I see that Google uses a ...
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Long or short years in dates

I'm trying to determine the best way to model date formats in Power BI. The dates may be displayed in any number of ways by the user on an ad-hoc basis, so they may appear in tables or on charts ...
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What is an intuitive method of sorting partial dates?

I have a table of partial dates, with columns as follows: EXA: Exact date and time (e.g. 2016-02-14 12:21:23) XYY: Year XMM: Month XDD: Day EYY: Earliest Possible Year EMM: Earliest Possible Month ...
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What's the proper UI pattern name for a chronological list sorter?

I'm referring to the persistent date panel that is usually used to group items in a list view by date. Is there a common name for this pattern?
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What's the best way to present date of birth form fields?

I am building a form that requires users to enter in their DOB. What is the best practice for this? I have identified 3 basic options: Free Text Field Users are able to enter day, month and year in ...
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On Mobile Web, what's the best way to present Date of Birth form fields?

I am building a form for Mobile Web that requires users to enter in their DOB. What is the best way to present the date input field(s)? Some of the following options were identified in this question ...
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Calendar event with unspecified end time

I'm developing an iOS app that stores details on events. There are input fields for event date, start time and end time. None of which are required. There is an option to add these events to your ...
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Moving forward and backwards a week at a time

Which is more intuitive for navigating to last week given the layout below? Clicking up or clicking down? download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
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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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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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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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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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Do spinner-based date pickers on iOS & Android detract from the user's experience?

Generally speaking, the rule of thumb on mobile devices is to follow the platform conventions, and that native controls are almost always better than custom UIs. However, I'm at a loss as to whether ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should date validation allow “091011”?

Should I allow users to input the MMDDYY or MMDDYYYY format for a date? That is, should any date validation logic not trigger a validation error if the user just wants to put in the numbers without ...
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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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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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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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Better way for users to select a date range

In my application, users select a date range for which results are required. The UI looks something like this: My users don't like this, because the date picker requires them to select a specific ...
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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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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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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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How to display date and time

I want to present the date in a web page where users leave items that will be picked up by other users (the purpose of the site is not important). I was thinking of representing the date in the ...
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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, ...