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July 21, 2004

Calendar Update

I have made some improvements to the Longears Mall Calendar that I think you will like!

First I would like to thank you for the many calendar entries that are coming in to orders@longearsmall.com. It is truly exciting to see so many events taking place. If any of you have events that are taking place outside of the United States I will be excited to add those as well -- perhaps in another color so they stand out! It is always neat to see what is happening around the world with "longears"! It also gives us a good reason to plan trips to our neighboring countries. I just loved the donkey trekking site in France that I discovered July 19.

If you are like me, I have been having a problem easily reading the Longears Mall Calendar. Here is a good example from August 26-28.

events-before.gif

It's kind of hard to read isn't it!

And as I add more entries it gets even harder to distinguish between one and the next. That's certainly not what we want.

Today I decided that something had to be done, and so I spent some time studying the calendar configuration and program code. I decided to do two things:

1. Color-code the various entries by "shows", "clinics" and "rides". I have more unused colors reserved for future categories, such as "non-USA", as well.

2. Add some white-space around each entry to make it easier to read.

Here is the result:

events-after.gif

How do you like it?

I really appreciate your comments here as well as all the excellent emails you send to orders@longearsmall.com. Keep them coming, and I'll keep working hard for you!

Until tomorrow,

Kristie Jorgensen

Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at July 21, 2004 06:52 PM

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