Oakland.edu Events and Calendar
Oakland University contracted Percussion Software Professional Servies team for custom widget development on their website they were hosting on Percussion CMS.
Oakland needed a way to make events easily accessible to find on the website. Requirements for this project including:
- Display most recents and featured events on the homepage.
- Combine event feeds from Percussion CMS and two external Student RSS feeds.
- Use a dedicated calendar page to display all events filterable by date and category tag.
The Home page Event Feed displays only a short list of recent events and highlighting those with a meta-data “Featured” tag.
The dedicated Calendar page features interactive date selection filters and category display filters, as well as browser-side caching for improved speed and performance.
Feed integration | Performance optimization
Custom PHP server side script to combine several event feed sources into one.
Browser-side caching of AJAX requests for maximum performance and reduced server load.
Date selection and category filter toggles enable users to easily find the events they are looking for.