Building on our experience from developing the Common Web Design (CWD), we present the CWDx 1.0, designed specifically for awesome web based applications.
CWDx is 100% HTML5 and CSS3, includes extensive WIA-ARIA mark-up for accessibility, is Ajax driven and is wonderfully minimalistic.
The application is build using the CodeIgniter 2.0 PHP framework, and uses MongoDB as the database. The front end uses jQuery, jQuery UI and a number of functions from PHP.js.
The calendar itself is an amazing jQuery plugin called FullCalendar which emulates a lot of Google Calendar’s functionality.
Currently students can view their academic timetable and if they have any, their Blackboard assignment deadlines. Both staff and students also have their own calendar which they can write to. Everyone can subscribe to their calendar on a mobile device or in another application such as Google Calendar.
In the next few weeks users will have access to their library book return dates, will be able to create new calendars and share events, and we’re currently developing a CalDav system that will allow true event syncing across multiple devices and applications.