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Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Visual Progressive Countdown Calendar
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:44 PM »
I hadn't even thought to look for something that wasn't a calendar, but I think that would probably work fine.
Thanks!

You're welcome and welcome to DonationCoder as well.  If PBoL is going to work for you, do you mind if I mark this thread as solved?

Yeah, it's going to work just fine for what I need (although I agree with TaoPhoenix that having dates attached would be a nice focus as well).

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Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Visual Progressive Countdown Calendar
« on: January 20, 2015, 05:52 PM »
Is the calendar portion crucial?  If not, perhaps mouser's own Progress Bars of Life might suit you?

http://www.donationc...oftware/Mouser/pbol/

I hadn't even thought to look for something that wasn't a calendar, but I think that would probably work fine.

Thanks!

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Finished Programs / SOLVED: Visual Progressive Countdown Calendar
« on: January 20, 2015, 05:36 PM »
O.K., I know little to nothing about coding (I've just found a couple of really cool programs here in the past), so I don't know what scale something like this would be, but here goes:

Something I've been looking for for years is a countdown clock that gives a visual representation of coming events in gradations of color or status bars instead of "x days until" notices.

What I'm envisioning is a (stand-alone?, self-hosted web-based?, [I'm on Win7, FWIW]) that would mean I could:

  • Pick a significant day
  • Put a label on it
  • Pick (or be auto-assigned) a color
  • Indicate how far out I want the countdown to start [1 month, January 20th, etc.]

And end up with a very basic calendar where I could see a basic multi-day bar for the event, but one that was color gradient, such that on the start day it would be 0% and on the last day 100%

my-calendar-example.jpg,

That is: the green bar, not the red or blue ones. (Tapering the bar up in size rather than color would work too, but I imagine that would be more complicated.)

So I could see my next con coming two months out, my sister's birthday a week out, and visually get a sense of how close (intense) various events are to today.

I don't need alarms or anything elaborate and it would best be done as separate utility from a daily calendar/scheduler just for clarity anyway. Nice extras would be being able to hover to get the name of the coming event and/or the % we're at today. Just something I could pull up/open and remind my very visually oriented self how close certain events and deadlines are looming.

Doable anyone?

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