Alright, I posted in a previous topic about my intentions but
now that the calendar aspect is out I need a little more guidance.
I need to have some way to store all the events that are
associated with my school district. From there I need to be able to
categorize the items by school building and then by event type such
as "sports" or "staff" and finally by the specific event type such
as "football" or "board meeting". Once all that is done I would
like to be able to pull say the next five "football" events and
have them show up in a designated spot on the Football homepage.
Or, I would like the High School home page to be able to grab the
next 5-10 events and show them in its designated spot. I would like
to have a way that all the updating is done manually so the only
thing I have to mess with is the main database where all the events
My problem is I have NO CLUE how to implement this. I'll be
honest, I have not searched google or other sites but that is only
because I don't know what to search for or how to search it. I
figured the users in here would know what I was talking about
better than a search engine!
Thanks for all the great help so far, my site is coming along
in leaps and bounds!
It's possible that there is an off-the-shelf calendar
solution that would work, but I don't know any that allow for that
many levels of categorization. You're probably better off building
it yourself. You will need to become familiar with database design
and implementation, SQL, and a scripting language like php, asp,
asp.net, cf, etc...
You might want to check out
WebCalendar. It has a
lot of what you're looking for and it is really easy to get going.
Applying your own template to the calendar so it fits your schools
existing site is very easy. I have been using this for about 3
months now and have had great success with it. Hope this