Availability Chart

Availability

20 Responses

  1. Haziq Mir Haziq Mir

    Is it for your portfolio/website? Clean look.

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    almost 2 years ago

  2. Dhiren Adesara Dhiren Adesara

    looks nice !

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    almost 2 years ago

  3. Kartik Mahant  Kartik Mahant 

    Looking solid, muted contrast love that.

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    almost 2 years ago

  4. Samuel Couto Samuel Couto

    If you tell me that this syncs with some kind of calendar API you rock!
    Design is sober, I like it. Not quite understanding why there is so many squares by month - does each one refer to 3/4 days in a month?

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    almost 2 years ago

  5. Michael Castro Michael Castro

    This looks so clean. Well done. Im also curious about the meaning of the squares per month :)

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    almost 2 years ago

  6. Creative Goat Creative Goat

    Very nice looking!

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    almost 2 years ago

  7. Shaun Moynihan Shaun Moynihan

    Very intriguing. It looks to be visualizing your projects/deliverables each month. If I was to guess...grey would mean unavailable while red/green would mean available/busy.

    Nice work man!

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    almost 2 years ago

  8. Anthony Lagoon Anthony Lagoon

    I want to see more…

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    almost 2 years ago

  9. Alexandre Naud Alexandre Naud

    @Shaun Moynihan I hope for @Josh Hemsley that grey is for holidays. ;D

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    almost 2 years ago

  10. Rich McNabb Rich McNabb

    @Josh Hemsley Are you able to give a breakdown of how the 8 units a month work?

    almost 2 years ago

  11. Alex Parker ⇢ ☁ Alex Parker ⇢ ☁

    one month is 160 hours if you work 40 hours a week. So one square is a 20 hour block? So you've got 100 hours available towards the second half of september?

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    almost 2 years ago

  12. Josh Hemsley Josh Hemsley

    Awesome thanks everyone. Without a doubt, I'm taking a risk by edging really close to the line of "confusing" on this one. I'd love to say it makes more sense it full context but it may not, haha. Just trying a few different angles and this I thought was a bit interesting.

    Before I explain, let me say I've always been skeptical of availability times on designers/developers site's but I wanted to give something a test run to see how it plays out. Mainly trying to weed out a few of those "need it by tomorrow" inquires, but as well keep myself accountable to schedule out my availability and not overbook.

    So here we go (and I know things typically shouldn't need this kind of explanation)...

    "Technically" 2 units represent about a week, but I really didn't want that to be obvious. The goal of the chart was to show momentum and generalized time spans. Basically trying to create a spread of beginning/middle/end of month periods without defining exacts.

    Using other counts like a simple 4 unit, would make it too exact and having less units caused the overlap from month to month not clear enough. Using the 8 count made it easy on my end to calculate and somewhat represent what I was hoping for.

    In terms of the colors, red (not available), green (available), gray (open, convince me ). These are identified right below the chart.

    I'd love to hear suggestions, as this is probably going to be an interesting little feature I play with quite a bit when I get my new site up. But in reality it may not even last that long depending on how it goes over.

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    *also should note that this is not an exact representation of my current availability haha

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    almost 2 years ago

  13. David Silva David Silva

    Consider yellow for open. Grey may be better kept for a possible/future vacation or time off meaning that you won't be available even to answer emails or calls?

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    almost 2 years ago

  14. Alex Parker ⇢ ☁ Alex Parker ⇢ ☁

    @Josh Hemsley I'd say keep your system that you have going in your head, but maybe not show the separation of units in the visualization of it. That would give it more of a feel of continuity through the month, where they wouldn't even be left guessing what is what, but just rely on saying things like "it looks like you have time towards the end of october, could you fit me in there?" and then you can internally use your system to determine how much that time equals (because you know it's 3 units, but they dont) and whether or not you can fit their project in. Just my thoughts on the matter

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    almost 2 years ago

  15. Josh Hemsley Josh Hemsley

    @David Silva What would red mean then? To me it seems to all fall into one "unavailable" category, whether it's that I'm booked, taking time off or even plan to take time off. The grays days on my end are days I'd probably rather not fill in, as they will typically fall after longer project periods, but can be if needed.

    Maybe you're saying gray appears as a definite unavailable?

    almost 2 years ago

  16. Josh Hemsley Josh Hemsley

    @Alex Parker ⇢ ☁ Well hello Mr. Brilliant! Love the input man. I can already tell that would make more sense and eliminate the desire to try and figure out the unit value, and would even make the visual momentum a lot more clear. Thank you kind sir!

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    almost 2 years ago

  17. Michael Castro Michael Castro

    Thanks for the long explanation post Josh. I think that if the objective of the system is to be used with clients, the amount of units might be confusing for them at first glance (as it was with us). A month usually has 4 weeks and i would keep 4 units, each one related to a work week, simple and visually logic. As for colors, i would connect them with traffic signs: green=free, yellow=maybe, red=not available (in Europe it works like this in traffic matter, however i'm not familiar with US standards)

    Anyway, great work and i'm sure that at the end you will make all this make sense visually :)

    almost 2 years ago

  18. David Silva David Silva

    @Josh Hemsley yeah, I see what you're saying. I was just thinking about a distinction between (red) I am not available to take you're work and (grey) I am not physically around or available to answer your question, email, call or inquiry.

    I imagine that even when you are working on a project, you still try to answer new email inquires or calls to be booked at a later time, right? So a grey'd out month of July would be mean that if you email me, you shouldn't even expect a reply until August. A red month of July would mean, you will answer my inquiry and most likely schedule me in for August.

    I don't know if you would run into that kind of thing.

    almost 2 years ago

  19. Jed Bridges Jed Bridges

    I wish you were available ; )

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    almost 2 years ago

  20. Josh Hemsley Josh Hemsley

    @David Silva, @Michael Castro, @Alex Parker ⇢ ☁ Thank you guys for the input! Truly appreciated!!

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    almost 2 years ago

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