MyVeronaNJ.com was only built 10 days ago and we’re already remodeling.
The first calendar we put up on this site just wasn’t working for us–or you. It couldn’t distinguish between a.m. and p.m., and if our readers wanted to quickly scan the calendar for sports matches or kids events, they couldn’t.
Luckily, we’re building my MyVeronaNJ.com with open-source software called WordPress. Programmers all over the world contribute to it, developing hundreds of pieces that can be plugged together to create one nifty Web site (or so we like to think). We searched WordPress for a better calendar and found one in England, courtesy of a developer named Kieran O’Shea. After a little bit of pushing and pulling and programming this morning, we have a new and improved calendar ready to go.
Today’s events are now displayed in the upper-left-hand column. Hover your cursor over an event name and you’ll get a pop-up box with more details on the event. Click on the pop-up and, in most cases, you’ll be taken to a Web site with even more details on the event.
But there’s too much going on in Verona to fit in one little sidebar calendar. So we didn’t try to. Instead, we’ve added a full calendar page, which you can get to by clicking on the word Calendar just under our logo. And here’s where things get truly beautiful: We’re now able to color-code events based on the type of event. Kids events are a light green, town meetings will show up in orange and entertainment will be red. Every sport is getting its own color, from teal for basketball to royal blue for wrestling.
We’re pretty happy about all this. But if there is a category you need on our Calendar, let us know. If you have an event you want listed–no matter how many months into the future it takes place–let us know. If this calendar doesn’t work on your browser, let us know. WordPress improves with feedback.