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 and (today+10 days). A past date cannot be chosen.
I want to do a one-line link-based date picker. Here is an idea (half-working live demo):
I'm not sure exactly if it's explicit for the user? Questions:
what to do when I click on "tuesday 26", to make new dates appear? Should it be like my live demo?
where to put a link for
other datethat would open a normal rectangular date picker (that looks like a calendar) allowing the user to choose another future date?
todaylink should be always visible, so that if the user is lost in the dates, he can always return to
Note: I don't want a big rectangular datepicker to be present all the time:
This should only appear when the user selects
other date. 90% of the time the user won't use it, that's why I really think a one-line date picker would be better for my use case.