It would be great to have the option to select available dates from a drop down, instead of a date picker.
I'm building a site that offers training courses and the client doesn't like how empty the calendar looks, because at best, they only have 4 start days highlighted in an entire month.
Depends on the context. In my case (tour company) having the customer view the available dates on a calendar form helps them visualize their week and get organized. Having said that I do use a plugin with google calendar that shows upcoming tours as a list but only on the sidebar
Adriana Otalora commented
Dropdown will be a great idea, our web site has sometimes 2 or 3 months in row without scheduled training... it is not nice to see the whole calendar empty. Or another solution will be if the calendar is display on the closest date available!!
I dont think dropdown is the best solution, talking about ux, datepicker is always the best. But at less, it would be great if do not display or highlight unavailable dates
Kyle Hill commented
Complete agree, or someway of listing available dates!
John Bolton commented
I agree with this, would be nice to have the option of a drop-down box or the date picker.