the sliding date-picker

January 30, 2009

A very cool new idea for a date picker. Check out the demo here

This element enables you to pick dates with a simple slider bar. By dragging the bar over the time-line, the dates change instantly. Besides this, when the user decides to manually change the dates, the bar is automatically adjusted to the corresponding dates. As you are used to from us, the script is based on Prototype/Scriptaculous, but now combined with the very sexy DateJs library.

Tested in Firefox 2.x, and IE6/7 and very very sexy.

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The joint effort of the W3C HTML WG and WHATWG resulted in publication of two documents in the W3C Technical Report space: HTML 5 and HTML 5 differences from HTML 4. I think I can safely say that the WHATWG community is very happy with the W3C publishing HTML 5 as a First Public Working Draft. Many thanks to all involved!

Some cool elements there like <dialog>, <command>, <meter> and being able to do things like input type=”datetime|datetime-local|date|month|week|time|number|range|email|url”.