Questions tagged [time-zones]

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

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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 80%+...
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Should a user be able to control the timezone when scheduling something?

I have a product where users can schedule content to post to social networks. The users may have their account set to their local timezone, while running a campaign which requires them to schedule ...
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Which time format to use in a flight booking?

I noticed that Virgin America uses a 12-hour time format, while Qatar Airways always uses a 24-hour time format. Virgin America: Qatar Airways: 1:00AM = 0100H 9:00PM = 2100H 12am = 0000H 12pm = ...
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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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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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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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Is it good practice to include a timezone on a timestamp?

We have an application that displays timestamps for things that have already happened - creation, last edit, activity history. We have a customer where the source for these events (a user triggering ...
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How to present time of a repeating event happening in country with DST?

I am doing a livestream on given weekdays at 21:00 Polish Time. Polish Time does not mean much to anyone outside Poland and, as far as I know, there is no specific and universal designation for this ...
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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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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) ...
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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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Time zones - How to offer date filter for data linked to different time zones?

Scenario We have a table with information of many devices located across different time zones. The user is able to filter the data with a date filter. The data is linked to the local device time. The ...
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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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Which timezone to use for visualizing data?

We have a web app with scientific timeseries data that we show in graphs and such. The data are measurements from many different sensors, often taken every minute or so. The timezone the user is ...
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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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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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How to handle time input for different time zones?

My application allows an admin to enter a time window when they would like certain features to be available to a user. I tested it in a dev environment, and everything works great. The problem is ...
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Should I label a date as UTC or GMT

I have a site that will be used by people in various time zones. On this site, there is a table of information, with one column containing a date and time. To circumvent time zone confusion, I'm going ...
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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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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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Unambiguous and compact way to display dates of different timezones in their respective timezones along with daylight information [closed]

General Question: How best to show dates in their respective timezones together in an unambiguous and compact way? How to show whether dates are adjusted for daylight savings or not? Scenario: I ...
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How to differentiate same time zone

Need to indicate timezone next to time but looks like some of the countries have same time zone for example Ireland and India share same "IST". How do we differentiate? Any help is appreciated. Thanks ...
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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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What is the best way to show navigation history events in different time zones?

I have an app that includes a navigation history function. I'm trying to find the best way to display the timestamps of history events in the case when the user changes time zones. Each timestamp is ...
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Ask user to input UTC timedifference

We are developing a new device, and we although we have an automatic time server that helps the device to set the time, timezone and time diference (UTC) automatically, for whatever reasons, some ...
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Is there a standard way to title (describe) individual time zones in an interface for non-technical users?

This comes up over and over and seems like one of the things that every design should have a standard response to. In the case of non-technical users (regular people, not programmers or anybody that ...
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Allowing user to see data in any timezone they choose

I have a simple tool that allows an employee to enter the ItemID of the work item they are working on and track the time it takes them to complete it. There is a Begin and End button which creates a ...