Web Event Calendars
# May 13, 2008 at 6:55 am
On what priority range of WAI (http://www.w3c.org/WAI) are we talking about, when you’re saying accessibility guidelines? (WCAG)
Creating an accessible calendar is quite some work, but you could check out these links and see if they help:# May 13, 2008 at 5:56 pm
I don’t know about meeting accessibility guidelines, but I just happen to need a lightweight event calendar for a site I am doing, so in the last few days, I have been prototyping with the basic (FREE) version of Calendarix (http://www.calendarix.com). It uses php and mysql and has a great, easy-to-use admin interface. Installation is easy. You just unzip the file, create the database and modify the file cal_db.inc.php with your database name and user/password. There is also a paid version but the basic one serves my needs just fine.
It has various views you can include in your website such as a full-blown calendar where you can click on an event in the calendar to get more info on the event. There is even a mini-calendar that you can size as you want with CSS and place it in a sidebar if you want. I plan to use the mini-calendar and the view where I can get a list of events. The only problem is that the code that is generated for the list view is table-based code that isn’t formatted quite as I want it but I looked at the php code and it looks pretty simple to modify if you want to customize it and generate better looking css-based code.# January 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Thanks for the Calendarix mention – I’m putting together a site re-work for an organization that wants an integrated events calendar and this one looks to fit the bill wonderfully. Free – or at least very inexpensive to impliment.
I’ve found it very easy to impliment so far – MySQL integration is just flat stupid easy… except for my own shortfall in not knowing enough (yet) about PHP/MySQL coding. Anyone looking to find a good calendar system needs to check it!
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