Place "X" on unavailable calendar dates.

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stonelion
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Place "X" on unavailable calendar dates.

Post by stonelion » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:44 am

I don't find the datepicker calendar to be very intuitive because it uses colors to denote dates not available. It does not display a color key to make it clear to people what the various colors represent. Without a key, a person would have to deduce what the colors mean.

On my site I modified the CSS and wrote some jQuery to change how the calendar functions. It now places an "X" on dates that are not available. I believe the "X" is more intuitive and I would like to suggest you consider changing Beds24 to use the "X" for dates not available.
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annettemorgenroth
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Re: Place "X" on unavailable calendar dates.

Post by annettemorgenroth » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:13 am

We do not support such an option. I you have development skills or work with a developer you might be able to do this with Javascript.

stonelion
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Re: Place "X" on unavailable calendar dates.

Post by stonelion » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:03 pm

You misunderstood. I am a developer. I have already implemented it on my site. The screen shot is live and working.

I am requesting that you make this a feature of beds24 because, as I explained, your current implementation is confusing to people who are trying to book a room. They don't know that a certain color means a date is not available.

My solution is better and I'm suggesting you adopt it for all of your other customers to be able to use.

annettemorgenroth
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Re: Place "X" on unavailable calendar dates.

Post by annettemorgenroth » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:33 pm

We are currently not planning to add new features for the booking widgets but you are welcome to share your code here.

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