How to enter a time of day
martyknapp at comcast.net
Mon Feb 22 11:40:04 EST 2010
Very cool Scott!
> Recently, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> I have a need for users to enter a start and end time of an event and
>> I'm trying to come up with a graphical way for them to do that to
>> ensure that the time is in the correct format.
>> What appeals to me the most is to use some sort of slider that would
>> increment/decrement the time of day in 15 minute intervals. I was
>> hoping the rev slider control would be the answer to it but it only
>> seems to deal with whole numbers on its scale, haven't been able to
>> figure out how to deal with time-based numbers.
>> Any recommendations on how to set about implementing this?
> This was a good interface challenge...
> Instead of using a standard slider, I think a dual slider would be a good
> solution (but this might depend on the actual time constraints of your
> "day"). Can't do this kind of thing with a stock slider however (you'd need
> two separate sliders).
> It also occurred to me that mini-calendars are the current de-facto standard
> for entering dates in forms, so how about a clock face for time entry?
> I posted an example online that shows both time entry options (don't ask me
> to explain the math). Execute the following in your Rev message box:
> go url "http://www.tactilemedia.com/download/timesettings.rev"
> Each set of controls relies on the behavior script that is present on the
> right side of the stack.
> Maybe one of these could work.
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
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