Question on appointment time selection for Web page
8 Apr 2006 - 9:07am
10 years ago
Long time lurker, first time poster (please be gentle)
Working on a web development project that has started
some debate on the aspect of an appointment time entry
field start and end time. The client wants a basic form where
a user will enter information like the appointment name, date,
start time, end time and notes into web text entry fields.
In our opinion the fields for date and especially time should be
something that will provide control to allow consistent data entry.
Obvious selection for the date is a popup calendar. There seems
to be some internal opinions on the time selection vehicle.
The two leading opinions on the time entry are:
A drop-down list with a range of '06:00 am' through '10:00 pm'
with increments if 15 minutes.
or, a group of drop-downs. One the the hour, a second for the hour
increment, a third for the 'am' or 'pm' and yet a fourth for the time-
I sure this research has been discussed over and over. I can't seem to
find a good source. Opinions are welcome.