Saturday, May 28, 2016

UX patterns for dates

Generally, users are quite fast at entering dates into input fields rather than selecting one from date picker. One reason why many web applications provide date pickers is that user may not be accurate about what date would it be on next Thursday.

The best approach would be allowing the user to enter/type date, and show a date picker on mouse focus. While using this pattern you have to make sure that the validations are working just fine as the user may enter dates in different formats such as:
01/01/1956
1/1/1956
01/01/56



Date & Time
In many situations date and time is combined together and many designer find a way to implement it in a better way every time. Here are some best ways to implement the date and time controls together:

Display the dates of course where students can apply as per their schedule considering they don't have to select from different months and the time is fixed:











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