[Design Pattern] Sliding Date Picker

erin yu erin.yu at utoronto.ca
Fri Jan 25 16:19:02 UTC 2008


That's such an interesting idea, Jon!
I'm going to think about designing the pager with the slider.  
Readings on the slider would have to change based on what the table  
is sorted by. but this is coool!


On 24-Jan-08, at 10:25 AM, Jonathan Hung wrote:

> Interesting!
>
> I was trying to think of an application for thus component since I  
> have never seen it used in commercial software I've used. But after  
> some thought I think this kind of UI component would be great for  
> filtering data in a table or list.
>
> Not only useful for filtering dates, you can also filter textual  
> data as well such as names (select the "Student Name" column of and  
> filter for only names beginning with E to G), and filtering for  
> numerical values ( i.e. filter images in the Gallery that have  
> pixel width between 800 to 1280 pixels, thus filtering out anything  
> larger because it won't fit nicely into the screen). This would  
> imply that the slider would dynamically change what it is filtering  
> depending on what column is selected in the table.
>
> I think the greatness lies in applications beyond dates, but help  
> filter data that is in a sequential order.
>
>
>
> On 23/01/2008, Eli Cochran <eli at media.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Here is a great date picker design pattern. It's worth playing  
> around with.
>
> http://ajaxorized.com/introducing-the-sliding-date-picker/
>
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> Eli Cochran
> user interaction developer
> ETS, UC Berkeley
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