Saturday, November 06, 2004

Blogger Calendar Enhancements --

I am planning on enhancing the Blogger Calendar to incorporate automatic loading of monthly archived pages. The diagram below illustrates the new features the calendar will provide.

The automatic load buttons will only be enabled if archived post(s) exist for the previous or next month. To ensure an ascetically pleasing look, that is symmetrical -- both buttons will always be displayed.

Currently Blogger Calendar users have the option of specifying colors for the following:
  • Date
  • Post Date
  • Background
  • Weekday
The foreground for the new buttons on the default Blogger Calendar, will be the same color as specified by the "Post Date" color [in the illustrated case - an off red]. Custom calendars are available for those that want more color options. The html code for the default calendar looks similar to the following:

<APPLET CODE="demoCalendar.class" ARCHIVE="demo2.jar"
CODEBASE="http://www.qisoftware.com/data/" WIDTH=210 HEIGHT=170>
<PARAM name=datecolor Value=000000>
<PARAM name=postdatecolor Value=B03000>
<PARAM name=backgroundcolor Value=FFFFFF>
<PARAM name=weekdaycolor Value=000000>
</APPLET>


I would be interested in your feedback on these proposed enhancements. Because the Blogger Calendar is offered as a custom tool -- specific user requirements are provided on a case by case basis. See this post --> QiSoftware Solutions for more on the Blogger Calendar.

4 Comments:

At 5:44 PM, Anonymous said...

You are my hero!

i've just begun using blogger, and was looking to find a calendar feature to add to it. I haven't looked too closely at what it is that you've done with the calendar thing you used, but just the fact that such a thing exists makes me a happier person. thanks for helping to put a smile on my face!

- chip

 
At 4:52 PM, QiSoftware said...

I am happy this makes you smile... I am very excited about some of the things I am doing with Java and other blogging platforms as well.

Thanks again...

 
At 4:55 PM, QiSoftware said...

I am happy this makes you smile... I am very excited about some of the things I am doing with Java and other blogging platforms as well.

Thanks again...

 
At 5:07 PM, 62 said...

I can't figure out. Can anyone use this codes free now or it's still on developemnet? Can I just cut and paste your code listed from this post onto my blogspot?

 

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