Today we will be featuring calendar date pickers to let you output planners, calendars even more easier, most of these date pickers are built on jQuery and jQuery UI (User Interface).
I would consider these date pickers as frameworks with great functionality, but most of them require modifying and some styling, but I think it’s really acceptable since each project needs it’s own design and you should change style of calendar plugin too. These plugins will help you and your visitors keep track what’s happening in specific project and help to organize time!
This is tutorial how to make kind a like iPhone calendar application.
1.1. Timeline calendar
The DatePicker lets users easily select valid dates from a dropdown calendar. No need to worry about date formats, by picking dates it’s always correct.
Calendar Component that is very customizable and extendable.
- Create any numbers of months per calendar.
- Set the weekend, days off, holidays (dates off), start day of the week.
- Start and end date.
- Multi selection with limits or without.
- Skinnable (using CSS).
- Can have any number of calendars in any page.
- Optimized for best performance.
This flexible, simple pop-up calendar is written to work across browsers. It’s fully commented and customisable for language, colours and date format. The pop-up displays a month at a time from a specified range of years.
This is ideal for combination with server-side technologies to produce a professional application.
Date Picker component with a lot of options and easy to fit in your web application.
- Flat mode – as element in page
- Multiple calendars in the component
- Allows single, multiple or range selection
- Mark dates as special, weekends, special days
- Easy to customize the look by changing CSS
- Localiation for months’ and days’ names
- Custom day to start the week
- Fits into the viewport
Calendar System – the basic calendar.
One installation of plans can support many calendars. Calendars can share information with each other. Each calendar is managed independently (unique password, custom options, custom look & feel).
Multiple calendars running on the same installation of plans can be “embedded” in completely different websites. Plans uses a powerful and flexible recurring event model.
Plans supports multiple languages. Weeks can start on days other than Sunday. Plans supports arbitrary date formats (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy, etc.) Plans can store data in flat files or an SQL database.
The jQuery UI Datepicker is a highly configurable plugin that adds datepicker functionality to your pages. You can customize the date format and language, restrict the selectable date ranges and add in buttons and other navigation options easily.
By default, the datepicker calendar opens in a small overlay onFocus and closes automatically onBlur or when a date is selected. For an inline calendar, simply attach the datepicker to a div or span.
You can use keyboard shortcuts to drive the datepicker:
- page up/down – previous/next month
- ctrl+page up/down – previous/next year
- ctrl+home – current month or open when closed
- ctrl+left/right – previous/next day
- ctrl+up/down – previous/next week
- enter – accept the selected date
- ctrl+end – close and erase the date
- escape – close the datepicker without selection
This element enables you to pick dates with a simple slider bar. By dragging the bar over the time-line, the dates change instantly. Besides this, when the user decides to manually change the dates, the bar is automatically adjusted to the corresponding dates.
FullCalendar is a jQuery plugin that provides a full-sized, drag & drop calendar like the one below. It uses AJAX to fetch events on-the-fly for each month and is easily configured to use your own feed format (an extension is provided for Google Calendar).
It is visually customizable and exposes hooks for user-triggered events (like clicking or dragging an event).
- Fully keyboard accessible
- Multiple date formats and date dividers supported
- Unobtrusive and nameSpace friendly
- Fully skinnable with CSS
- Both upper and lower date limits can be set
- Certain days of the week can be disabled
- Certain, dates can be disabled/enabled (and wildcards used to stipulate the dates in question)
- Includes “smart” localisation (16 languages currently available)
- Bespoke days of the week can be highlighted
- Works with single text inputs, split text inputs or select lists
- It’s free to use, even commercially (Released under a CC share-alike license)
- works on one or more text input elements (
<input type="text" ... />)
- highlights a preset date (first looking for a value in the input, then a passed option / default, then just selects today)
- closes when either a date is picked, the “today” button is hit, or the “close” button is hit
- allows fast navigation using a <select> field for months and years
- advances and reverses months with a hit of the « or » buttons
- automatically hides the « or » buttons when either the start or end of the date range is reached
- and much more…
This component is a light-weight calendar/date-picker.
- supports internationalization (supports do not necessary means it is implemented:-) )
- supports changing current date
- supports mouse wheel scrolling
- supporting (deferred) callback on date selection
- supports variable number of years, months and days
- supports next/prev arrows
Timeframe is open source, tested, and available for forking, pushing, and pulling at Github. It can select dates “from – to”.
Date / Time Picker is a easy date picker control. To open the calendar, click the icon at the right side of the input box.
19.1. PHP Event Calendar
PHP Event Calendar is a MySQL Database driven script that displays events on your website quickly and easily through a traditional calendar UI. It can be integrated into any existing PHP page within minutes using a simple file include.
It features a simple yet advanced Administration Panel with secure login sessions, from within this you have full control over your calendar events and gives the ability to Add Events, Search & Edit Events, Delete Events from your calendar and so forth.
This plugin wraps the jQuery UI datepicker into an interactive component specifically designed for choosing date ranges. It is an update from a former version.
jMonthCalendar is a full month calendar that supports events. You simply initialize the calendar with options and an events array and it can handle the rest. The plugin does have extension points that allow the developer to interact with the calendar when the display is about to change months, after the display has changed months and when the event bubbles are clicked on. jMonthCalendar now supports hover extension points, hover over an event and trigger an event like an alert(); By default the events would each have a URL supplied that would link to a details page.
VCalendar (Virtual Web Calendar) is an open source Web calendar application for posting and maintaining events and schedules online, in calendar format. This is an excellent and free solution for use by online Web communities and any commercial and non-commercial organizations. Unlike any other online calendars, VCalendar comes with source code in multiple programming languages: PHP, ASP and ASP.NET (C#); with potential for adding more technologies in the future.
24. PHP Calendar
All day and month names are automatically generated specific to your locale. Allows you to choose what day your weeks start on.
Multiday Calendar Datepicker JQuery Plugin is a nicely animated calendar datepicker for multi-day selection with multi-month display. Allows for a sequence of months to reside side by side and for the user to select a number of consecutive days. This is great for lodging reservation systems, ticket purchasing systems, etc.
The Easy PHP Calendar is a powerful PHP calendar script that is easily integrated into web sites and is simple to customize. This attractive, full-featured calendar is suitable for display on a calendar of events page, home page, or any other page that needs a calendar.
Date Input is a no frills date picker plugin for jQuery. It is lightweight, fast and pretty by default.
jQuery DatePicker is an clean, unobtrusive plugin for jQuery which allows you to easily add date inputing functionality to your web forms and pages. Designed from the ground up to be flexible and extensible, the date picker can be used in unlimited ways to allow you to add calendar widgets to your pages.
This jQuery plugin makes it easy to add date and time selection to textfield inputs. This supports date and time, and renders the value to a single field in a configurable format.
30. Week Calendar
The jquery-week-calendar plugin provides a simple and flexible way of including a weekly calendar in your application. It is built on top of jquery and jquery ui and is inspired by other online weekly calendars such as google calendar.