Great for organization, calendars enable us to schedule lunches, remember birthdays, and plan honeymoons. As designers, we can think of all those months, dates, and appointments as tabular data.
If you display your calendar as a generic HTML table, chances are the table looks rather plain, and if it contains numerous events it probably looks somewhat convoluted as well. In this design, we will use CSS to create a calendar that is more legible than what you could create using vanilla HTML.
First, take a look at Figure 9-10, which shows the markup for the calendar without styles.
Figure 9-10. The calendar without styles
Next, look at the markup itself to see how it’s set up. As you
learned in Setting the Cell Spacing, you need to set
cellspacing attribute in the
Now, set the first three rows of the table headers
th) containing the year, month, and days in their own
rows within their own table headers:
<tr> <th colspan="7" id="year"> <a href="year.html?previous"><</a> 2010 <a href="year.html?next">></a> </th> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7" id="month"> <a href="month.html?previous"><</a> October <a href="month.html?next">></a> </th> </tr> <tr id="days"> <th>Sunday</th> <th>Monday</th> <th>Tuesday</th> <th>Wednesday</th> <th>Thursday</th> <th>Friday </th> <th>Saturday</th> </tr>
The first date is October 1, ...