[Design] [Cosmo][Proposal] Time-zone on Cosmo UI
eggfree at eggfree.net
Tue Dec 5 14:41:31 PST 2006
Bobby Rullo wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2006, at 1:41 PM, Jeremy Epstein wrote:
>> Which is worse?
>> 1) having to reset the timezone 100% of time with an annoying alert
> What if the alert wasn't annoying? What if it was just a little notice
> at the top of the screen that's not modal, that the user doesn't have
> to click out of.- "Note: This calendar uses timezones - sign up for an
> account for full access" or something.
The alert needs to be modal (thus annoying)
let me explain:
Say there are 4 events on a collection that is nominally floating:
2 events are floating
one event is at 3pm est.
one event is at 3pm pst.
(I understand this to be a possible case, please correct if I am wrong)
now, lets assume a user without an account (not logged in) we have no
way to determine the frame of reference to draw the two non floating
events. This was Mitch's original issue
How obvious does the prompt need to be-- obvious enough to tell you that
something is wrong with your calendar.
Do we draw the two events with timezone at the same time? (the inital
proposal) well, you could miss your meeting that way or you may have a
conflict that you don't see.
We could highlight those events, but they might get lost in the calendar
color noise. There is a lot of meaning in the calendar already, it might
even be overloaded with too much meaning.
I also do not completely agree (not that agreement is required :))with
the "what if I am in NY" argument. The primary viewer in this case is a
chandler user-- the chandler user's local system settings never
propagate to Cosmo. The CC's primarily consume content in this
unauthenticated circumstance. If they worked regularly they would have
an account if for no other reason then managing a set of tickets in
email will infuriate you after a very short while.
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