Well, this weekend, I was playing around with Codepen.io and found the coolest button ever - you mouse over and it flips down. I thought, it would be the coolest thing to use it to popup one of our opt-in calendar modals. Check it out below ...
I also decided to do a version that is a bit more mobile friendly over at JSFiddle.net ... here's the link.
And finally, click on the screen cap below for a landing page view (without all the distractions around it).
Feel free to grab the code, or fork it and create your own version. We love to see new designs, so if you do something really cool, put the link in the comments so we can check it out!
Startups are tough, anyone that has done it, knows how it's the details and little things that seem to take the longest to get done. One of the things Greg and I have had on our "to do" list for a while, is creating a real User Guide for 31Events. It's one of those "requirements" things, because we can't walk everyone through the interface, and with anything new, it's really easy to give up.
So, I just wanted to put quick post, letting you know we have our first version of the User Guide up, along with Quick Start guide.
Check it out, and give us your feedback. Also, check out Greg's posts on using 31Events and MailChimp (ConstantContact or ExactTarget). Email is a very important part of your marketing - why no look at integrating direct calendar invitations.
Also see our Video Blog posting:
1) create the event in 31Events
2) copy & paste the code
3) your site visitors (however you drive traffic to that landing page) are presented with a single input box and button
4) fill in their email address, and they get a CALENDAR INVITATION
Simple. Your Event, Their Calendar, One Click.
simple input box with submit button, we provide the iframe code, copy from your 31Events admin page and paste within any HTML web page
WordPress: within our theme, we have a page template specifically for demo example pages, it has not footer or header (you can use any page template within your site)
WP Plugin - Elementor: I personally can't say enough about Elementor, it is pure drag-n-drop and simple to use.
Background & Animation - Coverr.co: the background video was available through another great free design resource, check them out to find all sorts of free video backgrounds
This is a Coupon in Email I received today from one of my favorite Bagel makers. You can build a Coupon Calendar Invite in 31events , add the Coupon as a Gif Image , and the coupon would be a URL to Click thru when the Alarm went off in your Mobile Calendar.
For more on how to build one see our Get started page.
Set your Calendar invitation. Create your special offering, Ad Coupon, Add Booth Details. Generate your script for Email Offers and Web Site Embeds.
Create the event. Set the Coupon Image and Info. Set the Ticket Image and Info. (Both Optional but will help get people to your booth.) Test the Invite. Generate your code for Email or Website modal – single event or Full Calendar Embed.
See here on finished product.
This is an update on how to embed a Calendar Invitation into an email template to track an event in Constant Contact.
Embed your Email Template with Graphic to be Clicked for Calendar Invite.
Generate the code from 31Events for the Calendar Invite.
Insert the Code into the Click thru Graphic in Constant Contact under “Clickable Link”.
Test it and make sure you are getting the calendar invite.
See a completed Calendar Invite come in with the Information for the event.
Confirming the Ticket and Coupon URL’s work
Completed URL in Calendar invite are working. Test the Ticket and Coupon.