One of our favorite web clients, the Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center, LLC, has become very creative with the WordPress Ajax Event Calendar plugin. This plugin is beautifully written and allows detailed entry of color-coded events. It allows links, images, and maps in the event detail, which show in a modal window. But because the Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center’s calendar is jam-packed, they needed an adjustment for their clientele.
There is always something happening at the Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center. On any particular day, the calendar may have six or seven entries. That means that their calendar extends far down on the web page. And when you are in the middle of the calendar, it’s easy to lose track of where you are.
To improve their user experience, Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center has created a header category to show the day of the week as well as the day number. We suppressed the date numbers that would show in the grid by default to avoid redundancy. The result is a kinder cleaner experience for their dancers.
Take a glace at this Ajax Event Calendar. With the color-coded categories, the extensive detail available for each event, and the clarity of presentation, the calendar is working well for the Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center. And their customers are so pleased they are doing the happy dance.