What are good Web Based Tools for Building An Announcements/Events Board
August 19, 2013 2:20 PM Subscribe
What are good (ideally free) web based tools for building a Calendar and also an Announcements/Events Board? And can these tools produce content that I can embed in a web page? Ideally I'm looking for two features, so it doesn't have to be the same product:
1) Ability to post announcements. Ideally like the List feature in SharePoint, where you can post announcements to a list and set a timeframe for it to start appearing and then an end date for it to stop appearing.
2) A calendar. We already have a Google Calendar account, but it can't hurt to see what else is available.
posted by gov_moonbeam to technology (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Longer expectation, I'm setting up a website for a group whose parent organization is using the Cascade Server CMS. Because it's supporting a massive # of people and units, the features right now are very basic.
The second item I'm trying to find a work around for is how to post announcements on the main page without somebody having to manually go in and edit/update the actual text in the widget. Also because people get busy and updating Announcements is done manually, the current website usually has announcements that are out of date. I can't believe I'd ever find myself expressing the wish for anything to be like SharePoint, but what would be ideal would be something like the Lists feature in SharePoint where you can set a start and end date for an Item to be displayed. I've used it before on other projects where I put it on the main page for Announcements.
Hopefully this isn't clear as mud. I probably don't have the luxury on this project to spend an extensive amount of time creating custom code for these features, especially in the task of creating an Announcements feature with an expiration date associated with it. But any suggestions (or "This may be the first nice thing I've ever heard anybody say about SharePoint, so you should get your head examined") are welcome.