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Have you asked what your users expect to see? For example, I would say that it is ok for the date to be stored in UTC in the database, but your users might expect to see the time stamps based on their time zone (which might be taken from their user profile page).
UTC became the official standard back in 1972. It's also based on atomic clocks and takes into account the necessary leap seconds every few years. GMT is a time zone. I'd always go with UTC, though, as you mention, as long as you're consistent ... Note: StackExchange goes with UTC.
Based on @Monomeeth comment: Leave the user enter the dates. The earlier date will be "start" and the latter the "end". If the user enters a start date that's after the end date, switch the two dates. I have also a couple of suggestions: I strongly advise to put labels to mark the fields as a blind UI can be frustrating for the user. Also, you should make ...
I'd suggest option #5. Vertically rotated text isn't hard to read if it's just one word. You might also want to consider the option to use three tabs. This would require only one third of the space used for the text, as only one block is visible at a time. If the labels were longer (i.e. instead of "Continent" it was "Description portion for the ...
Have you tried shifting the values based on the number of digits? In other words, set the vertical offset for the single-digit numbers to remove the empty space and then move the numbers upwards as the number of digits increases. The plus side of this approach is that now, in addition to the visual- length-based sorting already present, height-based ...
One option you may try is to make the dark area variable, depending from the number of digits. This way the dark area will also work as a visual cue, indicating the magnitude of the number.
Scaling of text according to the size of the sample, on comparable images, more often than not results badly. Lets try to work around that. Small numbers (as in single digit numbers) might look too isolated and unaesthetic when appearing on a bigger canvas. This can be avoided to an extent by making the ten's place hold a value by default (0 in our ...
Are you restricted to using an angled corner? If not, a box would be much more simple & sleek. Otherwise if you are stuck using the angled corner, aligning to the top right rather then center is probably your best bet!
Buttons should say what they do, or actionable links in your case. "Conditions" doesn't mean squat. "Show Conditions" tells me exactly what action I'm about to take. Would most users figure out "Conditions"? Probably. Would more users figure out "Show/Hide Conditions"? Yes. Should you hide important legal information? No. But that's a different question.
Just say what you mean Sometimes you just have to say it out loud. What is the most succinct way to clearly describe it in plain language? It also helps to ask others in a sort of guerrilla testing format. As I see it: One is sorted by date posted. The other by latest comment.
The most common way is Date created (the date file was actually created) and Date modified (the date the file was modified for the last time) Also note there's a 3rd common option (usually when dealing with files) should you need it: Date accessed (the date the file was accessed/viewed without any modification) These labels comes from the UNIX ...
"Sort by recent activity" A quick google search shows that it seems to be used. For example here.
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