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    The mobile-friendly, responsive, and lightweight jQuery date & time input picker.

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    To get started, check out the:

    Homepage - Date picker - Time picker - API

    To get it:

    Download the latest stable build


    git clone git://


    bower install pickadate

    Library files

    The lib folder includes the library files with a compressed folder containing the minified counter-parts. These files are minified using Grunt.


    There are three picker files:

    • picker.js The core file (required before any other picker)
    • The date picker
    • picker.time.js The time picker

    To support old browsers, namely IE8, also include the legacy.js file.


    All themes are generated using LESS and compiled from the lib/themes-source folder into the lib/themes folder.

    There are two themes:

    • default.css The default modal-style theme
    • classic.css The classic dropdown-style theme

    Based on the theme, pick the relevant picker styles:

    • and default.time.css when using the default theme
    • and classic.time.css when using the classic theme

    ** For languages with text flowing from right-to-left, also include the rtl.css stylesheet.


    The translations live in the lib/translations folder. There are currently 43 language translations included.

    Building with Grunt

    Grunt ~0.4.5 is used to build the project files. To get started, clone the project and then run:

    • npm install to get the required node modules.
    • grunt test --verbose to confirm you have all the dependencies.

    Type out grunt --help to see a list of all the tasks available. The generally used tasks are:

    • grunt develop compiles the LESS files and watches for any source changes.
    • grunt package compiles and then minifies the source files.
    • grunt test tests the entire package.

    Styling with LESS

    The picker themes are built using LESS with Grunt. To customize the CSS output, read the _variables.less file in the lib/themes-source folder. You can specify:

    • colors for the theme,
    • sizes for the picker,
    • media-query breakpoints,
    • and a whole bunch of other stuff.

    Make sure to run the grunt develop task before making any changes to compile it into CSS.


    Before opening a new issue, please search the existing Issues for anything similar – there might already be an answer to your problem. You might also wanna check out the Contributing guide.


    Before contributing any code to the project, please take a look at the Contributing guide.

    If there’s anything you’d like to discuss, we like to hang out on Spectrum.



    If you find this library useful and would like to see further development, consider supporting it.

    © 2014 Amsul

    Licensed under MIT

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