We’re thrilled to announce a new view for DayBack calendar: the horizon view is a great way to see all the events for a single project (or a single resource) when those events span more than a few weeks.
We’ve chosen to call this the “horizon” view as we think it’s a great way to look ahead of you and see how your workload is shaping up. We also chose “horizon” as opposed to “gantt chart” to make clear this this is a lot simpler than most gantt charts.
Traditional gantt charts are fine if you’re building the next Ford Focus, but for simpler projects apps like Liquid Planner and Microsoft Project include a lot of stuff most folks don’t need. So the software feels like a burden, milestones don’t get updated, and things fall through the cracks.
You should be able to look ahead and balance your schedule without the data entry burden of a gantt chart; the horizon view lets you see the relationships between events without lots of junk to slow you down. Click here for a larger view of the screenshot above:
Those blue duration lines currently show you how far an event is from today. We’ll be augmenting those with some interesting stuff to help put your plans in context: like how many work-days is that from today. How many clear days–days without any meetings; or how many milestones are between today and that other milestone out in the future.
Horizons are decisions
A horizon is also the simplest mark you can make to draw a picture: one horizontal line on a piece of paper and you have a landscape. It’s the act of dividing that blank space into two halves that creates a scene, depth, and a space for action. Drawing a line between what you’re going to do–or what you’re going to do now–and everything else, between what matters most and what’s less important. That’s the primary action of a calendar.
Or it should be.