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geoffb

5:15 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

Our company is looking for a event calendar software package that has heaps of features and is really easy for the end user.

It will be used to display events for the Educational sector, so it might be a calendar for a school website ect.

We need to be able to have small calendars on certain pages with rollover displays and then clickable to large view, printable, mutiple events on one day, multiple categories, re-occuring events just the norm really. And needs to intergrate into CMS website.

Anyone got good canendar software they have used.

Cheers
geoffb

httpwebwitch

7:00 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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geoff, I was looking for the same thing last year. I needed a calendar that was easy to embed into a page, to show class times for a busy resource center.

There were a few out there in the usual PHP repository collections, but I was dismayed by the poor quality of 3rd party solutions. Even some of the better-featured ones I'd have to pay money for looked pretty dodgy, like they were built 10 years ago using <font> and insanely nested <tables>.

Google and Yahoo both offer a good calendar as a "widget", and of those two I'd say Google's was a bit friendlier. Both suffered from a serious lack of configuration and styling options.

In the end we scrapped the calendar view altogether and launched the site without it. Instead, the site shows their class times in a list with section headings. It's functional but not as sexy as we wanted it to be.

geoffb

6:51 pm on Feb 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi httpwebwitch,

thanks for your reply. I know exactly where you are coming from, the lack of resources out there for this is exceptional. I am unfortunatly not of the experience to be able to go off and put together something like what we need and will have to continue my search.

Cheers
geoffb

onepointone

11:06 pm on Feb 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like an opportunity for a programmer. Too bad I'm not one!

g1smd

8:52 pm on Mar 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Absolutely be sure to limit searchengine indexing to a window only a year or two wide.

I've seen a site where tens of thousands of blank pages were indexed for dates that were centuries into the past or the future.

httpwebwitch

4:48 pm on Mar 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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^^ aka "spider trap". it's a classic blunder