Finally, one site that gets it.

Mint, unlike most other sites, doesn’t ask you which Time Zone you’re in, but asks you what time it is…
This is so much easier and cleverer.

A perfect example of good design!

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Christian Schmidt speaks of
March 9th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Timezones are terribly complex. Knowing what time it is is not sufficient for finding the timezone. Two timezones may have the same time during the winter, but different times during the winter due to daylight saving time. Some zones do not observe DST, while others adjust the clock at different times (it is winter in the northern hemisphere when it is summer in the southern).

But in the rare event that you are only interested in the timezone offset for the present day, the mentioned approach is fine.

kenneth moans
March 10th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

You raise a valid point, Christian. I never thought of that. I don’t think the timezone is even relevant in this situation, though.

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