Do not ask for TimeZone in the registration page (auto-detect it)

Rigel Kentaurus

Well-known member
Detecting the timezone is really easy with javascript
http://www.onlineaspect.com/2007/06/08/auto-detect-a-time-zone-with-javascript/

Having he least possible questions in the registration page is desirable, especially for values that we can just auto-detect. We might not be able to figure out if it is UTC-7 Chihuahua or UTC-7 Arizona but surely we can choose UTC-7, if the user wants to be really specific they can change that later through preferences.
 

Scott

Active member
If you pick the correct location then it does DST too, no need to change it every year. Select once and you're good until you move country.

Picking the timezone + detecting what location would be do-able but hard. Geo Location + JavaScript detection + default language but this seems like something that would be fragile.
 
Top