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stevey500
Apr 17, 2008, 12:43 PM
Alright, I'm making my schools new website and their old website has a large HTML calendar on the home page that they edit manually in FrontPage...

Well, I'm building the new site in RapidWeaver and I'm curious if anyone has information on where I could get a (preferably Free) Flash/CSS based calendar that can be edited within the website itself.

The calendar will contain updates about what's happening every day at school.

I've seen some very cool flash calendars around on the web but they cost a pretty penny. Like with 3d transitions and hovering "tool tip" event previews. And mini versions of the calendars too so they show on every page of the web site.

ANY help with this would be awesome.

thanks, i highly appreciate this,.



jng
Apr 17, 2008, 12:47 PM
why do you want a FLASH calendar? that's overkill.

just use a piece of blogging software with a calendar plugin or something. straightforward and less technology dependent.

angelwatt
Apr 17, 2008, 04:50 PM
why do you want a FLASH calendar? that's overkill.

just use a piece of blogging software with a calendar plugin or something. straightforward and less technology dependent.

I agree, Flash is overkill. There's some good PHP/MySQL based calendar solutions that work really well. I've seen plenty of schools that try to add these fanciful things to their web site to make them look "cool," but just end up looking tacky. You also have to worry about making sure the calendar is accessible to those with disabilities, which is going to be a lot harder than a non-flash solution.

joshsage
Apr 21, 2008, 02:51 AM
dunno dude, but ya may wanna start on your old For Sale thread in the marketplace... and clear that up... just wanted to chime in and let ya know!
Josh

TheReef
Apr 21, 2008, 03:06 AM
The school's server might not support php or MySQL, so flash might be the only option. I'm not sure if this would work but could you upload an iCal calendar instead?

jng
Apr 21, 2008, 01:15 PM
The school's server might not support php or MySQL, so flash might be the only option. I'm not sure if this would work but could you upload an iCal calendar instead?

That makes no sense. Flash itself cannot process data and still needs a way to store information be it in a text file or a database like mySQL. And as far as I know Flash files cannot write, they can merely pass data to other files/programs that can, like PHP files.

I'm not a flash developer, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

InLikeALion
Apr 21, 2008, 01:41 PM
You asked this question 2 months ago and got pretty much the same responses - flash is probably not at all what you should be using. You have already been given the reasons: accessibility (to which you laughed about blind people), standards, and its not appropriate to your needs.

Flash for this would have a lot of waisted development hours. I second the suggestion to use a cms/blog system ala php/mysql that already has a calendar module developed. As school sites that are required to be updated constantly are naturally begging to be run on a content management system, I'd highly recommend you look into that arena.