Today I got the first part of Ajax based Drag and Drop Event Ordering working. A few weeks ago when I was skimming the Internet looking for some Ajax tips I found this interesting jQuery demo called Portlets. You really need to see the example to get the idea of how it works. When I found it I knew it was exactly what I was looking for to do event order (and hopefully heat sheets at some point).
I finally got some cycles to work on it yesterday and earlier today I got the first phase of it working. I can display the events to the user and they can drag and drop them to order them however they see fit. This part of it works as I hoped it would. Now that it is working, I need to get Ajax handshaking worked out so the database gets updated with the new sort order. Hopefully that won’t be to difficult but working with this type of Ajax problem is new ground for me.