The Calendariffic plugin allows the user to create a DHTML pop-up
calendar and an associated text-box that
displays the selected date using 1 Rails function from within a .rhtml
Like all the other good calendar plugins, Calendariffic relies on the
heavy-lifting performed by the Dynarch DHTML calendar (http://
The Rails community needs another Ajax Calendar plugin like I need
another hole in my head.
Fortunately for all of us, my Colt .45 single-action Peacemaker just
arrived from Ebay, complete with bullets.
Okay okay, there were a handful of questionable reasons for building
1. To see if I could do it.
2. I tried the Datetime Toolbocks plugin, which is beautiful and slick
and does everything but perform surgery and it worked like a champ--
unless I wanted to modify its look and feel, in which case I needed a
PhD in Ajaxology, which I don't have.
3. I tried another Calendar plugin which (in theory) possessed a
configurable look and feel, but the documentation was so lacking that
I (again) had to plumb the depths of someone else's ruby, rails and
So Here's my Plugin Pledge.
* Calendariffic won't do as much as Datetime Toolbocks (e.g. you can't
type in 'tomorrow' and have it guess the correct date), however it
will do the basics just fine (i.e. pick a date from a calendar) and
it'll still be easier to alter w/ respect to look and feel.
* The documentation won't [completely] suck.
The Calendariffic Subversion repository is located here: