Carbon

The carbon component in Blade UI Kit is a small and nice convenience component to work with DateTimeInterface objects in your Blade views. You can easily format them, auto-apply hover states, make them human readable or display them in the browser timezone of the user.

Installation

While the carbon component works out-of-the-box when you've set the directives, we recommend that you install and compile its JavaScript libraries before you deploy to production:

Basic Usage

In its most basic form you can use the component to format a DateTimeInterface instance in the default Y-m-d H:i:s format of the component:

<x-carbon :date="$date" />

This will output the following HTML:

<span title="2 hours from now">
    2020-05-13 21:00:00
</span>

As you can see a span element gets added with a title. This way if a user hovers over the date they get a nice human readable format.

Formatting

Of course, you may also use a specific format:

<x-carbon :date="$date" format="d/m/Y H:i" />

This will output the following HTML:

<span title="2 hours from now">
    13/05/2020 21:00
</span>

Human Readable

The component also features a human boolean attribute that you can set to inverse the behavior of the title:

<x-carbon :date="$date" human />

This will output the following HTML:

<span title="2020-05-13 21:00:00">
    2 hours from now
</span>

Local Timezone

And when you apply the local attribute it'll format the instance into the local timezone of the user's browser:

<x-carbon :date="$date" local />

This will output the following HTML:

<span title="2 hours from now">
    2020-05-13 23:00:00 (CEST)
</span>

This uses Alpine to determine in which timezone the user is browsing.

Please note that you cannot combine human and local at the same time.

Formatting with Local

Formatting when using with the local boolean attribute works a little differently. You can still use the format attribute but instead of using PHP's date formatting you'll need to use Moment.js' date formatting options.

<x-carbon :date="$date" local format="DD/MM/YYYY HH:mm (z)" />

This will output the following HTML:

<span title="2 hours from now">
    13/05/2020 23:00 (CEST)
</span>
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