Tim Brook, lead frontend developer explains, "We started off using input type="date" for the car park booking widget to use the native date picker (where available) with a jQuery fallback using YepNope.js along with Modernizr for browsers with no support. However, problems arose when we couldn’t change the date format returned by the input so had to fall back to a default text input."
"Each widget is built as a stand-alone item which can be dropped anywhere on the page and, using Bootstrap span classes, will format correctly," says Brook. He believes this makes it easier to maintain from a "frontend point of view" giving the client much more freedom with the page layout.
Developer Adam Astle uses geolocation to pass the user's URL longitude and latitude to the Google maps API to retrieve all the address information. "This lets us pre-populate driving directions onto a Google map from their current location to the airport longitude and latitude.
"The Google Map API is very extensive, and allowed me to provide step by step printable directions to the user," he says, adding that, "Relying on the browser’s current location isn’t always accurate and depending on the user’s security settings wasn’t always possible. To cater for this erronousity [sic], we extended the geolocation functionality so users have the option to enter their town/postcode manually, and overwrite data retrieved by the browser."
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