How to Create a Web Page Calendar

by Brandy Alexander

Having a Web page calendar is a useful tool for organizing and tracking your information on the Web. You can share your schedule with others and keep people up to date on what you are doing on certain days. Although there are several methods for accomplishing this task, Google Calendar is a universally available way to create your Web calendar with no programming knowledge or need for a specific computer platform. You can take advantage of this free functionality in order to quickly begin building your calendar.

Go to Google's calendar page (see Resources) and create an account if you do not already have one.

Locate the "My calendars" box on the left-hand side and click the "Create" link to add a new schedule.

Enter the "Calendar Name," "Description" and "Location" in the provided text boxes (for example: Workout Schedule, Dates/times that I'll be at Gold's Gym, San Francisco).

Select your country and time zone from the drop-down menus.

Check the "Make this calendar public" box if you want your Internet schedule to appear in Google's public search results. Alternately, you can specify whether you want just your free/busy information to appear so that the details of your entry are not visible in Google searches.

Enter the email addresses of people with whom you want to share your calendar. You can adjust your calendar so that only the added people see your calendar and set the permission settings for each person. These settings can be changed if needed.

Click the "Create Calendar" button when you are finished setting up your calendar.

Embed your new calendar in your website, if desired. Click the down arrow next to your calendar name in the "My calendars" box and select "Calendar settings" from the drop-down menu. The resulting screen provides the HTML code that you copy and paste in order to publish it on your website. Your calendar must be set to public in order to take advantage of this feature.

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About the Author

Brandy Alexander has been writing professionally since 2001. She is a glass artist with a Web design and technical writing background. Alexander runs her own art-glass business and has been a contributor to "Glass Line Magazine" as well as various online publications.

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