There's a similar question but it doesn't address the same issue so I have opened another.
I need to display opening hours to website visitors in a clear, easy to understand way. The business opening hours vary throughout the year and templates are used to populate times. The templates allow for adding open/close times (e.g. 8am - 5pm) or custom text ('e.g. appointment only').
some examples are below;
Template 1 (standard hours) Mon 8am - 5pm Tue 8am - 5pm Wed 8am - 5pm Thu 8am - 5pm Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 8am - 5pm Sun 8am - 5pm Template 2 (extended hours - open from 8am until 2am the following day, 16hours) Mon 8am - 2am Tue 8am - 2am Wed 8am - 2am Thu 8am - 2am Fri 8am - 2am Sat 8am - 2am Sun 8am - 2am Template 3 (24 hour opening - partial) Mon 24 hours Tue 24 hours Wed 24 hours Thu 24 hours Fri 24 hours - closes 2am Sat 8am - 2am Sun 8am - 2am
I think Template 1 & 2 above are fine, users seem to understand these. The issue is with Template 3 - as they close for 6 hours between 2am and 8am during fri/sat and sat/sun.
Is there any better way to display this information to the user? I feel like fri/sat/sun could be improved somehow.
I'm not able to display a graphical representation to users, only times / text - however do have the ability to use 12 or 24 hour format.