Cost calculator

  ukmale65000 14:06 07 Apr 2013

I would like to add a section to my website, where customers can input a start time and an end time and for the site to display a cost. My hourly costs are fixed so the customer would be offered a drop down box with the start time and a drop down box with an end time and based on the difference between the two the cost would be displayed. Is this possible ? I don't mind writing a line of text for each possible calculation, just not sure where to start

  Forum Editor 16:56 08 Apr 2013

Surely the easiest way of doing this is to provide a simple list - start with the hourly cost and then list multiples.

1 hour costs £20 2 hours cost £40 and so on. In site design the best way is usually the simple way, there's nothing to be gained by over-complicating simple tasks. People are usually pretty good when it comes to working out how much something will cost them.

  pl1700 23:46 31 May 2013

Agreed, KISS (Keep It Simple Sam) is the best approach. Make it so simple a 5 year old could figure it out. That is what will get the most people in the door.

  elsalvador 16:56 12 Aug 2013

yep totally agree with everyone else, keep it simple and easy to use!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5T review: Hands-on

See the Best Button Badge Designs of 2017

iPhone X review

Black Friday 2017 : date, sites participants & bonnes affaires