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getTimezoneOffset() The simplest solution should be to call getTimezoneOffset() on a every login or page load, and not burden the user. I don’t know why it isn’t working for you; I thought getTimezoneOffset() accurately accounts for geographic location and local DST practice. Maybe you should investigate this some more to understand when, why, and how much ...


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The list you refer to contains tons of duplicates. If you look at the list of time zones in Wikipedia you'll find 40 different time zones. Since you were asking for a 80% solution it's safe to cut the list by 12 (the ones with a 30 or 45 minutes offset. That leaves you with "only" 28 options. The list you've shown contains many duplicates. Still you're left ...


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The same way physical directories do: A Andrew Bloggs Amy Johnson B Bob Marley Billy Bob Page break B (continued) Brian McGee


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A technique used in lexicas with several books is to list the letter(s) of the first and last entry of a single book. In your case, that would translate to pages, not books, with a limited number of entries. Translated to your name list, this could look like: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Imagine more buttons ...


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This would be a menu. The image would specifically be a an Options Menu. From there it get's less specific and more descriptive. You could call it a Modal Options Menu or a SlideUp Menu for something that incorporates a description of the accompanied animation. As far as I know, there is no standardized word or label.


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I don't actually think you've a big problem here. You have a list of items that goes beyond the viewport. An action towards the end of the list pushes it above. But so what? You don't need to move down any items in the current view; you just increase the number of items above the viewport and move items up from below with gradual animation. You might ...


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A few quick ideas: Singleton at the Group Level When there is only one item in a group, replace the item count and group summary information with the item detail. This is most effective when the group controls and information are redundant with the singleton’s controls and information, which I think is the implicit problem with doubling the rows and ...


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You may be trying to solve the wrong problem. I would try to select a sensible option for the user or at least filter the list or before reducing or editing options. As suggested in other answers you should be able to do this through javascript or GeoIP detection.


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I don't know the actual reason, you'd have to ask someone on the dev team there but here's my understanding. Using right arrows to show a closed menu and a down arrow to show an expanded menu is a visiblity of system status indicator. It indicates that a group is either open or closed. The android arrows on the other hand, are not meant to show the ...


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Using color to tie similar objects together is better than nothing but can fail to get the job done for colorblind users. If you can change the order of the notes consider explicitly tying the groups together as follows...


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If this problem is being solved for a website, and its about displaying some event time in local time for every user, then you may like this solution: we never ask our users to enter thier timezone. Instead we store time in UTC and convert it to local time automatically when it come to displaying data. This conversion has to be done on client side since ...


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Put a multiple options for one timezone. -8 Pacific time -8 Los Angeles and so on.. Let users choose based on big cities and timezone.


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I would have 3 separate icons for: singleton group/item closed group (with 2+ items) open group (with 2+ items) Are there any extra actions or attributes of the singleton group itself, which do not apply to the single item within (e.g. adding or removing items from a group, or even just groups being named)? If so, then it's better to show all groups as ...


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I'd remove the disclosure triangle from the groups that have nothing to show. It seems like the control links at the group name level can be applied to the single item. If that doesn't work, force the groups with only one item open as they'll only take up one extra line and saves the work of expanding a group just to find it has one item. The best thing ...


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You're right, the standalone IDs doesn't sit well in this instance, partly perhaps because it sounds like it's impressing the system model naming onto the user model, and partly because it looks a bit short, awkward and lonely. Developers are used to IDs for this that and the other, but in the interface that is exposed to the user, the terminology should be ...


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After thinking about this for some time, I thought panel. Besides "bunch of speakers", a panel generally means a collection of buttons and widgets you can interact with to control things. Microsoft hijacked the term control panel to mean System settings widgets, but a control panel is precisely this.


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I would try and avoid pagination by using infinite scroll. If the list could be fairly long I would use clickable / tapable index on the right to maki it simpler to get to the item of interest. A good search bar will help with very long lists. Contacts on an iOS or Android device handle this well, and their concepts can be used on pc interfaces as ...


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Welcome to the world of Information Architecture, where everything can be classified in more than one way. The reason is that anything (or shall I write - any thing) has more than one property, or in the IA jargon - a facet. Even God can be Christian or Muslim, omnipresent or monopresent, religious or scientific. While it is hard to give a definite answer ...


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Alternative proposition : Add a search input, make your list infinite scrolling, use some tabs to classify the items if you can and it make sense and avoid pagination. Here a nice example : The more you scroll the more members are displayed


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Take a look at Chosen It allows you to group within a selection, and select more than one employee from the same or different groups. I don't see built in support to select all from a single group with one click, but that could likely be worked in.


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Outlook does this reasonably well by right clicking on a column header and selecting group-by. This doesn't work so well on the Web especially with touch interfaces - though touch and hold is becoming more common. A tree icon by each column heading would work but would be a bit fiddly especially on small screens. A mobile style menu icon (small square with ...


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Grouping items might not be the solution here. Instead allow the user to filter and show only the group he/she wants. Your third idea could be fine but I would add the possibility to search for a group. If browsing and grouping is the way to go, I think that the way the iPhone handles large lists with grouped items is a good one to consider. The category ...


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I would rethink the approach, instead of creating Groups, why don't you base everything in relations, that way it's scalable, also because I'm assuming this is about a same system so at the end of the day everything is related. I would also avoid using long numeric ids and would include who is posting the note. Here's a quick mockup:


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I'd suggest looking at Monocline Grouping. Coined by Alan Cooper: A monocline grouping is a representation of data in a single layer (i.e., without a nested hierarchy). Let’s take my bookshelf for example. On the left are religious and music books, followed to the right by Dutch and German books, and continuing on with literature and poetry books. It ...


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Can the same drug be prescribed to be taken before and after a meal? I have never seen that personally, but have no experience in the field except as a patient. Medication Breakfast Lunch Dinner -----------+-----------+-----------+------------ Loremepson > after — before <


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ID is an abbreviation, but descriptiveness is better than brevity here... how about just "Identification"?


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Remember that you there is a purpose as to what these people will be able to do with that contact list or ways that they have to filter it down more. So, significant metadata about that person would help i.e. tier of customer, last sale, amount owed. You could have the metadata be dependent on the task being done. For example, data last payment for a ...


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Editable elements are simple and has pre-defined formatting. Trying to implement complex rules you will probably end up with advanced inline editor. The better way is to to use multiline editor with very simple syntax rules and immediate preview mode. The same we have here, at UX SE. The rules could be as follows: Line without a * mark is a title Line, ...


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If the middle level of the hierarchy is the level you think users care least about, why not make that the one for which visibility is compromised? (If you are limited to 2 panels for 3 levels, then one of them has to be to some extent.) An expandable list view on the left side showing your mid-level "categories" under your top-level "items", leaving the ...


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If the user moves to page 2 or beyond, they are interested in older items; so I would recommend not taking up space with the new-items list. It will only distract from the user's task, and take up valuable screen space. In fact, does the reminder about urgent items need to exist on the subsequent pages at all? If you can only get to page 2 by going through ...



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