Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


I completely agree with your points about the date combo - its an awful way to enter a date.

We recently ditched a PHP/Javascript driven popup calendar in favour of a simple text box in a comercial web application of ours.

The REAL benifit of the textbox is being able to allow your user to enter "english dates" (parsed using PHP's strtotime() function). Now our users can set appoints for "2pm next thursday" and search for items entered "last week" - much more intuative than having to dig around in a calendar for the right date.
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