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Update:
For those who have been waiting patiently, the mini-calendar which you can publish on your own web site now lets you navigate to different months. Happy Valentine's Day!

Previous Announcement:
A frequent request we've gotten is to allow members to put a "miniature calendar" on a web page. Sort of like the calendar that appears in the upper left corner when you're signed into localendar.com.

It's been a big challenge: How could we offer something that would be easy for your visitors use, but also integrate seemlessly with your site?

Well, we haven't been ignoring these requests. Deep in the localendar labs, our engineers have been struggling to find a solution. I'm happy to announce the initial version is now available from the Publish Wizard (click Publish on the left menu)

Days containing events are shown in orange (you can change that color). When you click one of these days, a pop-up gives you a list of these events (you can change this color, too). You can also change the size and font of the calendar to match your existing pages.

You currently can't move between months, but we're working on it! Please feel free to post your comments and feedback on this thread.
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Have tested the new mini calendar on our site four issues cropped up.

1. If you have many items listed for a Sunday and the date is at the end of the month, when you select it, the popup window cutsoff the last of the events.

2. You mentioned that the calendar should highlight the days with events in orange. But on my testing it does not.

3. If the calendar is on the left of the screen the popup box is cutoff and will not show the events.

4. Question: can you stop the previous months events and the future months events from showing by using 'current_only=Y?

Thank you for this new feature.
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Thanks for the response. My answers (and some more questions) are listed below..

1. If you have many items listed for a Sunday and the date is at the end of the month, when you select it, the popup window cutsoff the last of the events.

Are you placing the code in any sort of layer or iframe? It should be right on the page, and nothing should be cut off

2. You mentioned that the calendar should highlight the days with events in orange. But on my testing it does not.

We've tested this in IE 6-8, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Can I ask what browser/version you're using? Also - you did include the CSS :
.localendar-hasEvents{   background-color: orange; }

in the code you pasted, correct? BTW, you can change the color to something other than orange if you wish.



3. If the calendar is on the left of the screen the popup box is cutoff and will not show the events.
Again, the pop-up should be positioned automatically (we'll be demonstrating this in some examples on our Sample Calendar page shortly)

4. Question: can you stop the previous months events and the future months events from showing by using 'current_only=Y?
Not yet, but we are working on this and some other features for this view

Thank you for this new feature.
Now if we can just get it working for you! smile
If you can point me to a sample link where I can observe all of these issues live, it would be immensely helpful. Thanks!

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Thank you for your reply.

1. Our web provider requires that we use pre-designed boxes to place items on a web page. I am not sure if they are layer or iframe. If I move the calendar code to center of box the problem of not seeing events scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is resolved. But on large list on Sunday 20th or 27th still cuts off the bottom.

2. Testing on IE7. Checked the CSS and code is in place.

3. See answer in 2.

4. Thank you.

If you go to our web site www.fbcdavenport.com and click on Ministries, you get a drop down list, click on Mens Ministry.
At the bottom of page you will see the mini calendar.

Refer to answer 2 for dates that produce the results we have been talking about.

Thank you for your help.
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Thanks for that -

We're looking into the highlighting issue. If I save a local copy of your page and load it, the colors work correctly. So I'm pretty sure we can figure that one out.

The clipping is odd; again, a local copy works fine. But I hope we can find a fix for that, too. I think this will be a challenge with this view however; for webmasters using a third-party container rather than "vanilla" web pages, there is always the potential for other stuff to interfere that we dont know about.

However, what I'm hoping we'll learn from your example is a bit about some other <div> or html or javascript we might include that insulates the mini calendar a bit.

We'll post an update soon...
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Update:

We've found part of the problem. I don't know if this is something you've added, or it's being added by your host. At the top of your html page is this line:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"


What that does is instruct a web browser to render your page in "quirks" mode. Very old browsers (I mean IE5 and earlier!) don't understand "newer" features like CSS, which the mini calendar uses extensively. Even at localendar, we only test back as far as IE6.

The page creator/host is probably adding that line because they have done some stuff that would be rendered differently/wrong by todays more modern, standards compliant browsers.

So unless you are able to change the doctype to something newer (or even remove that line) I'm afraid this localendar view will not work on your site.
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Thank you again for your help in this regard.

I will contact tech support and try and resolve this issue.
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NICE!!!

Have used the mini calendar on my website and i have found no problems what so ever.

A couple of things i would like though, added to the wish list.

1. As you mentioned, the ability to scroll through the months.
2. On from above, a button to go back to today.
3. A box around today to highlight it.

Nothing too difficult i'm sure, i'm easily pleased...

Thanks for all your hard work.

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I love the mini calendar option. Very nice!

I am having one small problem. When I click on a date, the pop up information is outside the pop up box. I am working in our testing environment, but here is a link to a screenshot. http://www.iowadot.gov/images/screenshot.jpg

I am using IE 7, but I tested it in IE 6 and Firefox and get the same result. Do you have any suggestions?

Also, I am very excited about the option of being able to scroll to different months.

Thanks so much!
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I am going to guess that some CSS already present on the site is cascading down (The "C" in CSS) and affecting our mini calendar. You can create a blank test page (even in a local .htm file) and see if the problem goes away.

If we can confirm that's the cause, I might be able to offer some suggestions for a fix (I might also need to see more of your page's source)
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