Archive: November, 2011

News & Spotlight Stories

A Merlin website will make it easy for you to add News or Spotlight type stories that look great on your Home page or other places in your site.  You simply add the story and optional pictures or videos, and your new website will do the rest — automagically.


The result may be a series of the most recent few stories on your Home page, or a listing of the most recent News items, or a scrolling news flash, or various other forms.  We can work with you on the design that best suits your needs, then we’ll do the website programming to build in the automatic features such that your future updates will be a breeze!


With a Merlin website, you can keep your content fresh and dynamic and keep your visitors coming back frequently.  That’s a tremendous value to your business or organization, all at a very competitive initial website price from Merlin.  


Your website’s fresh and dynamic content brings Return Visitors to your site!



Online Calendar & Upcoming Events

Merlin can equip your new website with an easy-to-use Online Calendar and Upcoming Events listing, keeping your visitors always up-to-date with your latest schedules and events.  No more static website calendars and .pdf files.


You can make quick and easy calendar updates by going to a Google calendar website.  That’s all you have to do.


Your website can be designed to automatically pull data from that online calendar and present it in various ways:

  • Upcoming Events:  See a listing of the upcoming events.  Click on a given event to see an expanded description.  This list keeps your website current and fresh, with no additional work by you (once your events are added to your calendar)
  • Monthly Calendar:  View a traditional monthly calendar view.  Click on a given event to see an expanded description.

Keep your website visitors coming back and always up-to-date with this easy-to-use feature!


Samples below (click to enlarge):

Example Upcoming Events List

Example Monthly Calendar