Availability checker/search

Hi everyone!

I would like to be pointed in the right direction of creating an “availability checker/search”. It is an act/band/entertainment website so we would like a search box on the home page where people can choose the date which they would like an act and an option to choose the type of act e.g. a comedian or a rock band. And when they press search it will list the acts which are in the category they chose and available on the date they specified.

I only really know html, css and a bit of javascript. I have searched for scripts and such but haven’t found anything.

Here are some examples: http://www.alivenetwork.com/

Thanks :slight_smile:

What you really want is a “content management system” (CMS) which has inbuilt functions like categories and search functionality etc. Popular examples include Drupal, ExpressionEngine, MODx and Joomla.

I didn’t really want to use a CMS, so there isn’t any other way of doing it?

Not really, as this is all about “managing content”, so to speak. You’ll need that data stored somewhere (in a database) and need some way to retrieve it and serve it up as required … which is really what content management is about. Even if you just this part of the site is a CMS that is plugged into an otherwise static site.