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Give Your Visitors a Relative Time
March 07, 2008 @ 11:19:00

Following on the heels of this post to the SitePoint blog (about "roughtime"), Akash Mehta has posted his own version of providing users with something a little different - relative time.

I understood the merits of the approach, but it struck me that a relative time might be a little more useful for many situations. For example, in a fast moving discussion, a short timestamp (e.g. 8:30 AM) as well as a verbal summary of how long ago the time was (e.g. "4 hours ago", "20 minutes ago") are most useful to the user. [...] Now, I figured this could be achieved very easily in PHP - and it could.

His code is included showing a series of if/else comparisons that change the values to their hour/minute/second counterparts. He also recommends the PEAR Numbers_Words package to help with readability.

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