a region on Earth that has a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes

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Displaying Dates and Time with Locally Relevant Time Zone Information

I am specifying enhancements to a system that will need to report on employee activity in different time zones. I anticipate that users of the system will be able to set a 'Home' or Local Time Zone - ...
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Time Zones and Calendar Interfaces

I am a systems administrator that schedules when a call center will be open to take calls from hospitals. We have 3 elements: Systems Administrator (Ohio - ET) Call Center (Denver - MT) Hospital ...
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Should I display timezone if the user is not in the same location as the event?

In a number of the apps I design, the relative time from now is the preferred time reference. E.g. 'last updated 10 mins ago'. When it comes to events or broadcast from a location this becomes less ...
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How to explain time zones when collecting future date & time from a customer on website

I am designing a web page where a user enters a date and time for an action to happen. This action will have a very significant impact on their daily lives, so it is important that the customer ...
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Timezone madness in task management app

I am currently working on a task management application that allows users to create and assign tasks, set start and due dates and track work progress. In my app users do not plan hours, they just set ...
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Best Way to Display Event Start Time for an International Event

I am scheduling an online event that will be happening from 4-6pm Eastern Standard Time on a certain day. However, this online event will involve people from many different timezones, not just Eastern ...
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Timezone representation according to Daylight Savings Time time

My site shows some information for certain time period. User has possibility to change his or her timezone and this affects the information's queries. I have implemented some setting where user can ...
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How to make selecting a timezone more user-friendly?

The list of time zones is rather long, lots of duplication, and not very friendly to programmers let alone end-users. Is there a way to shorten the list to something friendlier and sufficient for ...
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Ordering Timezones for an Event

I have an event website that I'm working on and noticed that my client wants all 4 US Continental timezones to be accounted for the time of the event. For example: Sunday, January 1st | 1:00 PM EST ...
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How to enter time at DST changeover?

This is a clone of my stackoverflow question. I'm working on an app that will be used by the public services (ambulance). Since those people work around the clock, they will realistically need to ...
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Localizing due dates in a task list

I am currently working on a calendaring application that needs to deal with a list of tasks that the user can create. In all calendaring applications I have used (outlook, thunderbird, google ...
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Timezone selection best practices

I am looking for ways to design a UI where the user selects their timezone. I would like to avoid having a map as that can be slow people down on small screen devices. I currently have 2 options: ...
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Which way should I display time zone names to make them easily pickable?

We have to present a list of time zones to the user from which they select the one that applies to them. We have a choice about how we display this information - either: Time zone name (Offset) ...