BEST PRACTICE: Why Localist Does Not Provide a 30 Day Grid-View

Need some background on Localist’s homepage views? Start with our introductory guide: Calendar Homepage Channel


Are you wondering “why can’t I choose a 30 day grid-view for my calendar?” The short answer: to keep it lively and without clutter.  Just check out the difference between a traditional grid layout and Localist’s list-view:

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Now imagine this grid calendar lists events throughout the entire month – that’s a lot of text for your users to digest with with no obvious way to filter or search.

Beyond the grid view’s unsightly aesthetics, it limits the way you and your users interact with your events calendar, decreasing online engagement and potential attendance. These limits include:

  1. No immediate access to social sharing/ability to add to calendar
  2. No pictures
  3. No event descriptions
  4. No event types
  5. No location alongside the title
  6. Few events viewable at one time (see “+2 more”)
  7. Early cut-offs of event titles

Now compare this to our intuitive, detailed event listings:  since users can glance over important details before clicking on an event, users spend less time slogging through events before finding their favorites. Between this improved navigation, social integration, and vibrant look, don’t be surprised if engagement and page views skyrocket!


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