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Project Summary: Printable calendar

posted Oct 29, 2013, 5:34 PM by David Plass   [ updated Oct 29, 2013, 5:35 PM ]
One of the more interesting projects that we did was a printable calendar for a synagogue.

Originally, the synagogue was using a free calendar system, which injected ads into the calendar.  When they printed the calendar for their custodians and office staff, it was difficult to tell what was an ad, and what was an event.

We suggested they use a different free calendar system from a Major Internet Company, which didn't have advertisements. This calendar was shareable with the congregation, and it was easy to grant read/write access to certain other congregants, to keep it up to date.

The problem was that this calendar didn't print well.  Luckily there is a "feed" in the ical format.  We built a small App Engine app, using Python and Django, that reads the "feed" URL and displays it in a calendar format.  Since we controlled the display code, we could control the full look and feel of the calendar and everybody's happy!