As part of a larger web-app, I have developed a calendar which shows appointments over 3 months for a group of people. Backend is PHP, and I generate an HTML-Table which is then enriched with the wonderful DataTables-Class (http://datatables.net ): http://mbaas.de/dataTables/agenda.htm (In addition to that we#re using jQuery + jQueryUI)

Unfortunately we have to use IE8 - which is very slow in handling JS.

I am now seeking ways to rewrite this class so that it delivers (and executes) faster - would appreciate any comments and suggestions. Of course a similar layout would be needed..

Functionality needed:

  • display appointments gantt-chart-like (ideally colouring for various types of appointments) and an option to launch a URL when an appointment is being clicked on.
  • Display configureable text when mouse hovers.
  • mainly that gantt-view is important, but additional vies are a plus
  • What should this tool do? Apr 10, 2014 at 17:42
  • What JavaScript library does your larger web-app use? None? One? Several? Do you just need to SHOW appointments, read-only?
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Apr 11, 2014 at 0:55
  • Sry, I missed that - will update question...
    – MBaas
    Apr 11, 2014 at 7:04

1 Answer 1


Essential Schedule for JS could be an option. This custom sample shows something similar to what you have asked for.

The whole product is available for free through the community license program.

-Davis (Syncfusion)

  • Thank you for that! The project is long over, but I'm now working on re-developing that stuff again (copyright-issues). and fortunately I can use Syncfusion-Controls this time :-)))
    – MBaas
    May 11, 2015 at 20:53

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