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:
Now imagine this grid calendar lists events throughout the entire month – that’s a lot of text for your users to digest with no obvious way to filter or search.
Beyond the grid view’s aesthetics, it also limits:
- The ability to access to social sharing/ability to add to calendar
- Event descriptions
- Event types
- Locations under the title
Between this improved navigation, social integration and vibrant look, these are key to improving engagement and skyrocketing page views.
Other articles about working in Localist:
- How do I add an event to the Localist Calendar as an administrator?
- What size image should I upload in the Localist calendar?
- Can a PDF be attached to an event?
- Why doesn’t the Localist calendar have a 30-day grid-view?
- What is the approval process for getting events on the Localist calendar?
- How do I gain Administrator rights to the Localist Calendar?
- What if I need an approved event modified or deleted from the Localist calendar?
- I’m an administrator for the Localist calendar. How do I create featured events for my college or school?
- How do I create a past events disclaimer in the Localist calendar?
- Should I include social interactions such as an "I’m Going" + Ticketing/Registering button on my Localist calendar event?
- Why are past events still appearing in the Localist calendar?
- Can I add a Localist Calendar event to my personal calendar?
- How do I create a widget in Localist for my Georgia State website?
- How do I turn off social interactions (e.g. "User comments," "I'm interested," and "Invite friends")?