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QUESTION: hi Ken. first of im new to this site, like this is my first ever question.
anyway moving on,im not thinking seating chart as in using microsoft word. im thinking a seating chart for a website something like what this website has

i wanna know how to create something like that, that i can put on a website. like what tool/programming language do i use to create this kind of seating chart, adobe, visual basic? im like totally lost here.

ANSWER: Hi Nadia.

This sort of thing would require some pretty extensive programming skills - unless you're a programmer, I'd just hire someone to do it - maybe someone specializing in Jquery.

That said, if you have a self-hosted Wordpress site, you might try one of these plugins:

I did a google search as well, and found a paid option - Event Espresso at around $250 USD  :(

There might be other third-party tools associated with party planning or corporate event websites, but you'd have to do some research to find those.

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QUESTION: Hi, Ken. Thanks for the reply.
Then it must be difficult because i really don't have extensive programming skills. Im a diploma level intern and the company im interning at seem to expect really high things for me. Yes i saw that wordpress plugin but im not using wordpress unfortunately. So, should i just tell the higher ups that what they are wanting me to do is too high for my level?

Hi Nadia - yes, I'd tell them that you'd love to help - but at this point in your career you need guidance from a seasoned professional.  Suggest to them that they could hire the project out or buy a third party solution for now.  It's very complicated for a new programmer, especially if the project is time-sensitive.

I hope this helps.    Good luck!    Ken  

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I've been developing websites for almost 20 years. If you have questions like these, I can help! Should I try this myself or hire a professional? What tools do I need? How do I sell products online? How do I make money with my website? Can I create a website without buying expensive software? How do I design a website FAST? How do I market my website? Is a BLOG a website? How do I put video on my website? What is website hosting? When will search engines find my website? OK, I've found a site I like - but now what? Can I make my website a subscription site?


I have over 20 years of practical experience with web-related issues, and some military computer training. I've worked for a computer manufacturer, and own a small technology company specializing in web-design, hosting, and internet media production. I am the webmaster of several sites, and e-newsletter editor for Rotary District 6760 which is comprised of 65 clubs throughout middle Tennessee.

I'd like to say a diploma from a revered educational facility hangs on my wall, and perhaps someday it will. In reality, everything I know has been self-taught, much of it done so in the hallowed halls of that venerable institution called "The School of Hard Knocks". (I have taken courses at a local community college, and received military computer programming training as well.)

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