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Do you have any plans to make Calendar queries available via a web service?

This would be a huge advantage to me, because I have several requests to pull calendar events and display them in ways that your spuds do not accommodate. With a WS interface, I could easily do this. Your technologies appear to be .Net based, which would again make it pretty easy to put a service facade on top of the calendar engine. Plus, having web services is now a pretty standard criteria for "enterprise-level" apps.

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I need a horizontal layout like the scrolling list, but I can't use a scrolling list for a couple of reasons. The first is that it has a lot of flicker, and generally looks pretty jumpy on the screen (at least with the colors/fonts used in this site). The second is that the site needs to be "as 508 compliant as possible". Marquees are specifically not 508 compliant. I just want a simple horizontal layout that displays the names of the 3 next events coming up. Is there some other way to do this?

Similarly, there are places where a 2 column layout of events is desired, but as far as I can tell, I can only create a 1 column layout using the spuds. Is this correct?

I would like to get the events from the next week, but I don't want to display the same events every time a user visits the page. Instead, I'd like to pick, say 5 random events from the next week and display them so that different events are promoted. Is there a way to do this?

I want to query the calendar to get the upcoming events, but when a user clicks the link, I want the user to be directed to my detail page, not the calendar detail page. I know they can click the "more info" link on the event to get back, but the page only vaguely matches my site, and the more prominent link is the "return to xxxx calendar" link at the bottom, which further pushes the user into the calendar site. The only obvious way to navigate back is with the back button on the browser. I'd really like to pull from the calendar, but keep the user within my site instead of redirecting them to the calendar site. Is there some way do accomplish this without iFrames?

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There are no plans to make queries available via a web service. You may be able to use customized RSS or ATOM (XML) feeds. You can get more granular event info using the xCal option. If you haven't looked into this yet, start by checking some Help we have about it: https://www.trumba.com/help/api/customfeeds.aspx

In promotion spuds we use the teaserBase property. You can use it to direct the promotion spuds to your own web page that contains the main calendar spud, instead of the Trumba hosted site. If the teaserBase property is already included in the code, all you have to do is change the URL. Here's how the code would look if you're using the Upcoming Events spud (with placeholder text where your calendar's web name and your URL would be):

 

<script type="text/javascript" src="//www.trumba.com/scripts/spuds.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$Trumba.addSpud({
webName: "
name",
spudType : "
upcoming" ,
teaserBase :
"http://www.yoursite.com/yourcalendarpage.html" });
</script>

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