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    Calendar / List of Events

    Hi all...

    I'm putting together a site with a list of events on it - has anyone put together a similar table / list that they would consider is 'accessible/usable' - everything I come up with seems flawed.

    Any ideas?

    Jon

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    a full on calendar (with columns for mon-fri and rows for weeks) is only a good solution if you have a very large number of events per month. if you only have 1 or 2, it's overkill, in my humble opinion.
    Code:
    <table>
    <caption>Events for May 2006</caption>
    <thead>
    <tr><th></th><th><abbr title="Monday">Mon</th><th><abbr title="Tuesday">Tue</th> ... </tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody>
    <tr><th scope="row">Week 1</th><td>1 [events for monday]</td><td>2 [events for tuesday]</td> ... </tr>
    ...
    </table>
    a simple two column (date and name of event, acting as link to a page with further details) or three column (as before, but short event details in the third) should cover most scenarios.

    Code:
    <table>
    <thead>
    <tr><th>date</th><th>event</th><th>details</th></tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody>
    <tr><td>8 February 2006</td><td>The Conference</td><td>Blah blah blah</td></tr>
    </tbody>
    </table>
    to play it on the safe side, you could well offer the user a choice of switching between the two views into your events: possibly have the calendar as the default, but offer a link before it to the alternative, simple table format (date/event/...)
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    Spooky, but the site is for the NW of England! Thanks for your suggestion - I pretty much went with the same thing.

    Cheers!

    (PS: hope to hear you at #@# - waiting to see if work will pay...)


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