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Title: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 06, 2015, 02:26:53 AM
I know the most popular sites are the ajax/php sites using one of the amazing templates available to us, but I'm wondering if anyone wants to share their non ajax template sites.  It could be anything..... all custom built,  WD generated, VWS generated, those using widgets like Wunderground, etc.

I'm very interested to see what's out there so that I may steal some of your ideas :)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: mcrossley on February 06, 2015, 04:08:41 AM
Well, my site does use Ajax, but it is nearly all 'home grown', and runs on an old PC under my desk at home over an ADSL link.
http://weather.wilmslowastro.com/

I've gone for mainly reporting from my station and not included much data/images from other sources.

The site also attempts to be responsive to the client screen size.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: tobyspond on February 06, 2015, 07:14:28 AM
Most of my site is self built:  www.tobyspondweather.com
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: CNYWeather on February 06, 2015, 07:35:30 AM
I Get a Error 403 - Forbidden trying to go to Toby's Pond.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: mcrossley on February 06, 2015, 08:00:22 AM
Try: http://tobyspondweather.com/
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: tobyspond on February 06, 2015, 08:01:29 AM
It's fixed now.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: CNYWeather on February 06, 2015, 10:55:21 AM
 :grin:
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: chief-david on February 06, 2015, 11:52:57 AM
A lot of mine are Weatherlink based templates.

especially http://weather.rms.rdale.org/learning.php

I had NO experience in html or coding.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: MonumentHillWeather on February 06, 2015, 11:59:00 AM
Hi skysummit,
   I know you saw my website on a different thread but figured I'd share it with you and others again on this thread because it is very relevant to the topic. I use widgets like weather underground only and run a free version website through webs.com. It works great! The only downside I see with it is I have to do manual updates on some things that are normally updated automatically with the ajax/php scripts. These particular things aren't needed though, just extras I like to have on there. Other than that it works great!
http://bearpondareaweather.webs.com/
        - Matt
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ValentineWeather on February 06, 2015, 01:02:37 PM
Plenty of Cumulus generated template sites also, especially across the pond where its very popular. My site was also like this before finding this site and the Saratoga scripts.
For real-time which I've always considered a must I just used the WU rapid-fire script as many still do. This combination works great, & very reliable. 
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: SlowModem on February 06, 2015, 06:15:09 PM
I built mine just so I could keep up with what's happening and what's coming while I'm at work or away from the house.  There's about 6 regulars that look at it every day.  I'm glad to provide a service to a rural, non-served area.  It's not fancy, but there's all the (what I think) important data and a view out the window with the "Bambi-cam" (the deer come around when I throw some corn out there).

http://www.wattsbarweather.net
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Harryca on February 06, 2015, 09:39:34 PM
My first website I put together without using the Saratoga template.  I just used WDL for current conditions, added some images and displays using a third party RSS/Atom feed parser and used some CSS code for the menu that I found on another website.

http://ucweather.org/wxindex.php
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: SlowModem on February 06, 2015, 10:14:11 PM
Looks like you're in the Pineapple Express.  I hope CA benefits from that rainfall and it doesn't all just run back into the ocean.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Harryca on February 06, 2015, 10:28:13 PM
^ Yep, we are actually on the bottom edge but, should get a couple inches out of it anyway.  Some places have gotten about an inch so far with more on the way.  And yes, it will be beneficial however, we need a lot more to end the drought.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 06, 2015, 10:41:46 PM
Thanks guys...some nice looking sites there.  I would like to do a complete re-haul of mine since I can't use the templates.  Technically, I am using the templates...just not for my weather data.  I do like having the NWS advisory scripts as well as some of the others I'm using though.  I think I'll keep that stuff, but switch to the widescreen view to give me more room to place in various items in the main area.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ValentineWeather on February 06, 2015, 11:20:13 PM
You can adjust the saratoga css file to your liking with an editor change colors too. I've tinkered around with mine using different screen resolutions and came up with a size I'm happy with. Still messing with the colors however. I started with the narrow teal css screen. 
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: C5250 on February 06, 2015, 11:32:25 PM
Mine is all "Self Built", inspired by the ideas of Carter Lake, which is what the Saratoga templates also originated from. It's a lot more work to fix things as they break though.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 07, 2015, 12:46:35 AM
I've changed mine to the wider view, but noticed the resizing of my Wunderground app is not taking affect in Firefox and IE, but looks good in Chrome.

I wish I had another option to use that would give me the daily highs and lows.  I guess I could always manually input them into a table and comment that section out when ever I'm unable to update it.  I may switch back to the findu panel and try the manual update option.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: GregJ on February 07, 2015, 01:23:01 AM
My site is all self built html on top of VWS.  www.skunkbayweather.com (http://www.skunkbayweather.com)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ocala on February 07, 2015, 12:26:15 PM
Way back when I had a website it was   all from scratch. Did it all in Front Page. I was looking for some screen shots but I guess they have since been deleted.
I like the personal touch. The Saratoga's are nice but they are basically all the same with a few different modifications.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 07, 2015, 12:29:15 PM
Way back when I had a website it was   all from scratch. Did it all in Front Page. I was looking for some screen shots but I guess they have since been deleted.
I like the personal touch. The Saratoga's are nice but they are basically all the same with a few different modifications.

I believe I remember yours!  I was pretty active on here about 5 years or so ago.

I keep tinkering with my site...made it the wide view last night.  The only down side I see is it sucks on mobile devices so I may just make a new page with a a more column like display for tablets and such.  I mean, it's probably pretty much me who uses it LOL, but I do hope others in my area will find it useful down the road. 
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: GregJ on February 07, 2015, 12:55:01 PM
FWIW....  I made a mobile device page for my site.  I designed it for an iPhone, but it seems to load fine on other smartphones.  It's just a stripped down, resized site.  Here is the link: http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm (http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm) 

BTW....  It's a lovely day here in the Pacific NorthWet.....  Flood warnings everywhere.... Wind gusts here yesterday to 45... More on the way....  This is going to be about a 5 day parade of an atmospheric stream storms.... :-(

Greg
 
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 07, 2015, 01:32:06 PM
FWIW....  I made a mobile device page for my site.  I designed it for an iPhone, but it seems to load fine on other smartphones.  It's just a stripped down, resized site.  Here is the link: http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm (http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm) 

BTW....  It's a lovely day here in the Pacific NorthWet.....  Flood warnings everywhere.... Wind gusts here yesterday to 45... More on the way....  This is going to be about a 5 day parade of an atmospheric stream storms.... :-(

Greg

Eww...yea, I saw your QPF a few days ago calling for 12 - 15" of rain over 5 days.  Nasty.  It's in the mid 60's here and not a cloud in the sky.  Tomorrow will be in the 70's.  It's Mardi Gras down here right now and the Mardi Gras stretch looks really nice.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ValentineWeather on February 07, 2015, 01:58:14 PM
FWIW....  I made a mobile device page for my site.  I designed it for an iPhone, but it seems to load fine on other smartphones.  It's just a stripped down, resized site.  Here is the link: http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm (http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm) 

BTW....  It's a lovely day here in the Pacific NorthWet.....  Flood warnings everywhere.... Wind gusts here yesterday to 45... More on the way....  This is going to be about a 5 day parade of an atmospheric stream storms.... :-(

Greg

Eww...yea, I saw your QPF a few days ago calling for 12 - 15" of rain over 5 days.  Nasty.  It's in the mid 60's here and not a cloud in the sky.  Tomorrow will be in the 70's.  It's Mardi Gras down here right now and the Mardi Gras stretch looks really nice.

Perfect weather for flashing boobs.  :-P
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 07, 2015, 02:01:34 PM
LOL....boobs   =D>  =D>  =D>


I have an idea....hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.  I'd like to place what I highlighted in red, on the homepage of my site...JUST that section.  Anyone know how to do that? 

(https://monosnap.com/file/MFizdpofgq1mOCAvA8cFW81w8MDn9c.png)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ocala on February 07, 2015, 04:24:45 PM
FWIW....  I made a mobile device page for my site.  I designed it for an iPhone, but it seems to load fine on other smartphones.  It's just a stripped down, resized site.  Here is the link: http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm (http://www.skunkbayweather.com/mobile.htm) 

BTW....  It's a lovely day here in the Pacific NorthWet.....  Flood warnings everywhere.... Wind gusts here yesterday to 45... More on the way....  This is going to be about a 5 day parade of an atmospheric stream storms.... :-(

Greg

Eww...yea, I saw your QPF a few days ago calling for 12 - 15" of rain over 5 days.  Nasty.  It's in the mid 60's here and not a cloud in the sky.  Tomorrow will be in the 70's.  It's Mardi Gras down here right now and the Mardi Gras stretch looks really nice.

Perfect weather for flashing boobs.  :-P
Awesome UU
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: GregJ on February 07, 2015, 05:35:12 PM
OK... Just for the record... It doesn't always rain in the Pacific NorthWet.... We had a moment yesterday.... A brief moment....  I had to take my flag down in the morning because we were having gusts to 45....  Here's a 1 minute time lapse....  http://vimeo.com/118978262 (http://vimeo.com/118978262)

Greg
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: SteveJ on February 07, 2015, 10:52:15 PM
Back in 2003, I used VWS to create graphics, which I'd send via FTP to my web server, which I used to build my own site... until my weather station broke in 2006. :(

A lot has changed since then, but here's a screen shot!

(http://1-ps.googleusercontent.com/hk/WIB8qAVRRDWApn9xv9qL2XomVl/www.stevejenkins.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/922x1024xScreenHunter_53-Feb.-02-16.57-922x1024.jpg.pagespeed.ic.mY88ksa22jNkBuxNi4pX.webp)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 07, 2015, 10:58:16 PM
For some reason, I also liked the little pages that could be made with VWS.  I like what you did there with the "Jenkins Weather Channel" :)


Heck, I started this thread, and don't think I've posted a screenshot.  This is what mine looks like right now, but I keep tinkering with it.  I just can't find something to keep me happy LOL.


(https://monosnap.com/file/Sp1TtWl9fGW3xwNNIkTDVnw6xz8kDR.png)


...or with the Wunderground widget.  I think I like it better this way.

(https://monosnap.com/file/1w9lnsTaNxoyUedthGnP2eKQ16YffB.png)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wxman1952 on February 09, 2015, 11:24:08 PM
I'll add mine here as well. I can use HTML and java scripts but not any php scripts. I like checking other sites here too, thanks for posting this. It's always good to lean and see other ideas.
Mike
http://saginawcountyweather.webs.com/
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 10, 2015, 08:24:11 AM
Thanks wxman. I've changed mine up a bit since posting the screenshots above. I think I'm finally to the point that I like.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 10, 2015, 08:26:35 AM
Back in 2003, I used VWS to create graphics, which I'd send via FTP to my web server, which I used to build my own site... until my weather station broke in 2006. :(

A lot has changed since then, but here's a screen shot!

(http://1-ps.googleusercontent.com/hk/WIB8qAVRRDWApn9xv9qL2XomVl/www.stevejenkins.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/922x1024xScreenHunter_53-Feb.-02-16.57-922x1024.jpg.pagespeed.ic.mY88ksa22jNkBuxNi4pX.webp)

Steve, do you remember which radar you used there?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: SteveJ on February 10, 2015, 10:01:17 AM
Yes, I was just downloading and embedding the remote JPG from a local news station's website. They've all wised up by now and don't allow that. :)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: SteveJ on February 10, 2015, 10:02:25 AM
Alright, so maybe they haven't wised up...

(http://fin.bimedia.net/KOMO/komo_radar_psound_640.gif)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Bushman on February 10, 2015, 10:56:37 AM
I always liked this guy's site:  www.wx.ca
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 10, 2015, 11:32:06 AM
Alright, so maybe they haven't wised up...

(http://fin.bimedia.net/KOMO/komo_radar_psound_640.gif)

Ours have wised up here. They pretty much all use a variation of the Google or bing maps with their logos on them.  ONE of the Houston channels still have nice radars. I'm using theirs for the regional and national views. Nothing here in New Orleans though.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ValentineWeather on February 10, 2015, 03:53:48 PM
You guys gave me an idea, embedded NWS gif radar. Works as long as its outside the php code.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: blizzardof78 on February 10, 2015, 06:32:09 PM
"Ohio Weather"

http://www.ohiowx.com
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: GregJ on February 10, 2015, 09:00:33 PM
Interesting that your news media prohibits use of their weather graphics when they are clearly credited with the content.  I have 4 on my site and they all welcome the publicity.  The CBS affiliate is even keeping a legacy graphic that they no longer use up and running for me.  It really is free advertising for them....

Greg
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 10, 2015, 10:13:00 PM
Interesting that your news media prohibits use of their weather graphics when they are clearly credited with the content.  I have 4 on my site and they all welcome the publicity.  The CBS affiliate is even keeping a legacy graphic that they no longer use up and running for me.  It really is free advertising for them....

Greg

They really don't "prohibit" them, they've just changed the way their radars are on their sites.  They use a lot of interactive radars which are very hard, or even impossible to copy the coding at times.  I was thinking about adding a bing radar to my site, but can't find a decent place to copy the code. 

I have the Wundermap on a page on my site which also be used as radar, but don't really care for it other than using it to compare neighboring station data.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on February 11, 2015, 12:48:51 AM
Speaking of radar sites, I found one...didn't even know this existed and it's been right under my nose this entire time on Weather Underground.

if you don't know about it, go here, click on your region, and then animate at the upper left.  Then go to the bottom right and click "Image Link".  Boom....that's it.

There's nothing in my neck of the woods as I post this, but it looks like a decent radar shot:


(http://icons.wxug.com/data/weather-maps/radar/united-states/new-orleans-louisiana-region-current-radar-animation.gif)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on February 11, 2015, 10:16:20 AM
Hi,

you can have a look at my webpage (more for example here http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=24053.0).

I make everything entirely from scratch for exactly the same reason - I want to have all the way I want it :D No templates...

My webpage is completely available in English as well, just switch languages by clicking the english flag on top and you can read more about the page itself and me in the info section
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Bushman on February 11, 2015, 10:45:25 AM
Fabulous work on Meteopage.  Very professional.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on February 11, 2015, 11:10:37 AM
Thx, I am currently working on a completely brand new section related to climate, it will be something absolutely unique which you wont find anywhere and Ive been working on it for couple of months (at night instead of sleeping :D)... I will post a link once it is finished, Im almost there, right now I am testing it. Btw. I am always looking for people who would like to cooperate, this can mean anything from just mutually sharing a link, testing new functions or directly participating in website development :)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Farmtalk on February 23, 2015, 10:13:33 AM
I switched things up and based mine off of a Wordpress template. I upload my GR3 radar and forecast daily on there. It's not real fancy and there aren't that many people that check it out, but there are a few dedicated people that enjoy it  8-)

www.fitzweather.com (http://www.fitzweather.com)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on February 23, 2015, 10:55:27 AM
Very nice Joseph, nice and clean design and interesting content.  =D>
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: fourwatt on February 24, 2015, 05:00:06 PM
Just adding mine to the list.
Saratoga based with Burnsville (webster) weather additions and some of my own modifications.
Still have alot of work to do with Nikiski pages yet.

http://www.kenaiweather.com (http://www.kenaiweather.com)
nikiski.kenaiweather.com (http://nikiski.kenaiweather.com)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Farmtalk on February 24, 2015, 06:58:34 PM
Very nice Joseph, nice and clean design and interesting content.  =D>

Thank you for the compliment! In my opinion, your website looks MUCH more impressive! You have done a fantastic job with it! You should really give yourself a pat on the back for your accomplished work!  8-)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on February 25, 2015, 05:34:32 AM
I really appreciate your comments, thanks a lot. Im currently working on other new features, especially with regards to climate analysis and practical unit conversions... but since I have a full time job and two part time jobs there isnt as much time as I wished I had. Hopefully I will be able to finish it sometime soon.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: LFWX on March 03, 2015, 10:05:26 PM
Here's mine...still a few things I would like to change graphically on the front page, but it's getting there.
www.lfweathercenter.com
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on March 03, 2015, 10:16:42 PM
Here's mine...still a few things I would like to change graphically on the front page, but it's getting there.
www.lfweathercenter.comi

I really like it. Nice work!
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 04, 2015, 10:07:47 AM
Here's mine...still a few things I would like to change graphically on the front page, but it's getting there.
www.lfweathercenter.com

Nice, I like it, lots of info but still quite clear and understandable.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ArmySlowRdr on March 18, 2015, 05:10:29 PM
Mine's in the link. If you happen to be viewing websites on a portrait oriented (rotated) monitor you will need to scroll.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: robereno on April 19, 2015, 09:49:27 AM
I can’t claim to be very creative as basically I just used one of the templates that came with VWS and filled in the blanks. The few locals that visit are mainly interested in the weather extremes and rain data so I have those cells front and center. I’m playing with a new camera and for now the image is a little large and over powering. I’ll decrease that after I’m finished playing with it so it displays better on smaller monitors. Trying to keep it simple.
http://creekbed.org/weather/wx.htm (http://creekbed.org/weather/wx.htm)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: LFWX on April 21, 2015, 12:30:32 AM
I can’t claim to be very creative as basically I just used one of the templates that came with VWS and filled in the blanks. The few locals that visit are mainly interested in the weather extremes and rain data so I have those cells front and center. I’m playing with a new camera and for now the image is a little large and over powering. I’ll decrease that after I’m finished playing with it so it displays better on smaller monitors. Trying to keep it simple.
http://creekbed.org/weather/wx.htm (http://creekbed.org/weather/wx.htm)

Mine also started out as a few of the VWS templates. I'll have dig up some old screen shots to show how it has progressed.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: chrispyt2 on May 14, 2015, 08:01:51 PM
I want a website for my personal use but I'm not that good at html, and css. I am looking for templates to use but i am having trouble finding anything good. Can anyone suggest any good to use?

Thanks
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: miraculon on May 15, 2015, 08:47:36 AM
I want a website for my personal use but I'm not that good at html, and css. I am looking for templates to use but i am having trouble finding anything good. Can anyone suggest any good to use?

Thanks

Have you looked at this? http://saratoga-weather.org/scripts.php (http://saratoga-weather.org/scripts.php)

Greg H.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: ValentineWeather on May 15, 2015, 11:22:41 AM
I want a website for my personal use but I'm not that good at html, and css. I am looking for templates to use but i am having trouble finding anything good. Can anyone suggest any good to use?

Thanks
Depending on weather station (must work with software) certain 3rd party software's have pre-made templates compatible with software like Cumulus & WD.
Cumulus software has its own standard templates.  As mentioned the php Saratoga templates looks professional and uses ajax for live updates which is not included with the standard Cumulus templates.

Other pre-made templates made by individuals like Jachym may be another option.
 
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on May 15, 2015, 11:25:20 AM
 :grin: Yes, I am at the finishing line, just checked everything and it seems working. The last thing I need to sort out is updating the database with new data, which is something I need help with and Ive asked about it here on the forum. I need help from somebody as to how to configure WD/cumulus, it shouldnt be difficult and if I get this sorted out I can send alpha version to my first testers  8-)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wvdkuil on May 15, 2015, 11:41:04 AM
I want a website for my personal use but I'm not that good at html, and css. I am looking for templates to use but i am having trouble finding anything good. Can anyone suggest any good to use?

Thanks
Maybe this for Cumulus (http://www.weerstation-leuven.be/weather27/index.php?p=10&wp=CU) or for WeatherDisplay (http://www.weerstation-leuven.be/weather27/index.php?p=10&wp=WD).

The menu you see on the links are for region 'europe'.  There are some extra and replacement pages  for the regions 'america' and 'canada'. It is a pity that for the 'other' region there are far less pages.

Using the yellow box on top you can see the different versions for everyone of the 11 supported weather-programs. Also there are links to go to the 'america' and 'canada' versions of the template.

Yes it is big, but is has a Wiki  (http://wiki.leuven-template.eu/doku.php) and a support page (http://leuven-template.eu/index.php)

Current version is 2.6g
The version at the two links is stable version 2.7beta which will be officialy out at July, 1 this year.

Wim
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: jruys on May 22, 2015, 01:59:01 PM
I'll throw my site into the mix.  It was built using asp.net and backed by a database I have a Windows service upload to.  I am in the process of converting it to MVC and I hope to redesign it a bit.

http://www.highlandsranchweather.com
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on May 22, 2015, 03:02:04 PM
I'll throw my site into the mix.  It was built using asp.net and backed by a database I have a Windows service upload to.  I am in the process of converting it to MVC and I hope to redesign it a bit.

http://www.highlandsranchweather.com

Wow, really nice, I like it and it definately has a lot of information. Really good job, must have taken you quite some time to do as well. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on March 18, 2016, 09:08:36 PM
HA...since I started this top a long time ago, I figured I'd re-post in it.  I no longer have the "self built" site I started the thread with but I have recently put together this one now.

Anyone else in this thread change their's up during the past year?

http://www.ponchatoulawx.com


(https://monosnap.com/file/8wYDKDWzZcvZEkmyBcekUB6cMz1Yx0.png)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 18, 2016, 09:50:19 PM
I guess you could say I changed mine too, my original site is now completely discontinued and I transformed it into Meteotemplate. The DEMO actually uses data from my own station so it is a replacement for the original. Looking at the code now there is maybe about 0.5% from the original, lot of new stuff and since this is how I learn PHP, I discovered much more efficient and new ways of doing things so replaced most of the original code too even though some pages look the same on the outside.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: LFWX on March 22, 2016, 07:58:34 PM
HA...since I started this top a long time ago, I figured I'd re-post in it.  I no longer have the "self built" site I started the thread with but I have recently put together this one now.

Anyone else in this thread change their's up during the past year?

LOL...When I saw your new site in a different post, I almost suggested you post it here...then I realized you had started this thread.

The only big change to my page is the addition of the "SUMMARY FOR YESTERDAY" under my almanac.

The attached example is from a particularly warm day about two weeks ago (highlights were added for a Facebook post).
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on March 31, 2016, 09:24:38 AM
HA...since I started this top a long time ago, I figured I'd re-post in it.  I no longer have the "self built" site I started the thread with but I have recently put together this one now.

Anyone else in this thread change their's up during the past year?

LOL...When I saw your new site in a different post, I almost suggested you post it here...then I realized you had started this thread.

The only big change to my page is the addition of the "SUMMARY FOR YESTERDAY" under my almanac.

The attached example is from a particularly warm day about two weeks ago (highlights were added for a Facebook post).

That's a really nice addition.  I'm trying to find an alternative way to get local warnings/advisories and such as I'm not liking the frame solution I'm currently using with the atom-advisory script.  I know there's a way to use RSS, and someone showed me how, but for the life of me, I cannot find that information.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wcrowder on April 03, 2016, 06:29:24 PM
HA...since I started this top a long time ago, I figured I'd re-post in it.  I no longer have the "self built" site I started the thread with but I have recently put together this one now.

Anyone else in this thread change their's up during the past year?

http://www.ponchatoulawx.com

That's really cool. I just used the Saratoga template dashboard and ported it to "bootstrap" for mobile. Ran out of time to work on it. It wasn't that hard.  Would be nice to see a "responsive" template that works in a page.  Another day and I could finish it, but it's spring and I don't have time... I'm a novice, but it wasn't that hard...  www.crowderfarm.com

I just came back to this, Adobe Flash is dead, your local radar screen won't work on anything apple, or Windows 10 pc's unless you break the rules... Adobe even says it's dead, NWS is pulling away from it, and they are slower then MS... Firefox is dead to these scripts, without jumping thru hoops.  Actually the only one that works is Chrome, if you install Flash, which is not recommended by the current owners of the trademark..
 
Just saying...

Edited to add the second paragraph...
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on May 22, 2016, 05:59:17 PM
Very nice, it is always great to see new ideas. I really like it, the only thing I would maybe consider is the font-size. To me it looks a bit like if I zoomed the page, maybe decreasing font-size of certain sections would also allow not having to scroll that much. Especially in the menu. But either way, good job  =D> =D> =D>
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: MGCJerry on May 22, 2016, 07:55:52 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. The font size has always been a pain for me to keep (failing eyes). I have modified the CSS a bit, in effort to solve the font size problem.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on May 22, 2016, 08:07:50 PM
I know, it was only a suggestion, the menu just seemed way too big for me, but I know that obviously some people might find it a bit difficult to see small font. I actually once got an email from a guy asking if it would be possible to increase the font size of the labels of axes and points in the graphs in my template. So what I did is there is now a parameter in the setup where you can change this and it is then applied globally to all pages. So you can either use the default, or make it smaller/bigger.

It always depends on what you like and also on what is actually on the page.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: sjansse on May 23, 2016, 11:52:27 AM
I don't no much about ajax/php.
My site was build by my son.

http://www.solarreuver.nl

Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Tanner Ryan on May 26, 2016, 05:19:41 PM
I'm a little late to this, but here is mine: Hamilton Weather (http://www.hamiltonweather.ca)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wcrowder on May 26, 2016, 07:36:10 PM
This is mine, been awhile since I've been on here. I took the Saratoga templates and converted them Bootstrap. Yes the site is simple, but it works on mobile. Neighbors and kids don't use computers anymore. Has to work on a phone/tablet.  I'll clean it up as I get time, but for my purposes it works... :) Sometimes simple is better.

http://crowderfarm.com/weather.php
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wcrowder on May 26, 2016, 07:42:42 PM
I'm a little late to this, but here is mine: Hamilton Weather (http://www.hamiltonweather.ca)

Pretty cool... Good job!!!! Where do I get the "Interactive" radar map?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: crazyhorse on August 02, 2016, 01:26:21 PM
As always, it is a work in progress, but it has generated substantial traffic in the area. Check it out and please feel free to critique NC Weather Happens
ncwxhappens.com (http://ncwxhappens.com)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on August 02, 2016, 01:29:43 PM
As always, it is a work in progress, but it has generated substantial traffic in the area. Check it out and please feel free to critique NC Weather Happens
ncwxhappens.com (http://ncwxhappens.com)

Your site doesn´t like the Czech Republic :D :D :D

Quote
"Access from your area has been temporarily limited for security reasons".
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: crazyhorse on August 02, 2016, 01:38:24 PM
  #-o I can fix that...
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: PaulMy on August 02, 2016, 04:11:47 PM
I also get this message
Quote
Your access to this site has been limited Your access to this service has been temporarily limited. Please try again in a few minutes. (HTTP response code 503)
Reason: Access from your area has been temporarily limited for security reasons
Important note for site admins: If you are the administrator of this website note that your access has been limited because you broke one of the Wordfence firewall rules. The reason your access was limited is: "Access from your area has been temporarily limited for security reasons".

 If this is a false positive, meaning that your access to your own site has been limited incorrectly, then you will need to regain access to your site, go to the Wordfence "options" page, go to the section for Rate Limiting Rules and disable the rule that caused you to be blocked. For example, if you were blocked because it was detected that you are a fake Google crawler, then disable the rule that blocks fake google crawlers. Or if you were blocked because you were accessing your site too quickly, then increase the number of accesses allowed per minute.

 If you're still having trouble, then simply disable the Wordfence firewall and you will still benefit from the other security features that Wordfence provides.

 If you are a site administrator and have been accidentally locked out, please enter your email in the box below and click "Send". If the email address you enter belongs to a known site administrator or someone set to receive Wordfence alerts, we will send you an email to help you regain access. Please read this FAQ entry if this does not work. (https://docs.wordfence.com/en/Help%21_I_locked_myself_out_and_can%27t_get_back_in._What_can_I_do%3F)


Paul
 
 
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: crazyhorse on August 02, 2016, 04:34:59 PM
Ahh. I see now. unfortunately, the site is restricted to US domains. I was getting hacked from all over the world and had to trim it down. Sorry guys.  :-(
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on August 02, 2016, 05:27:54 PM
Quote
the site is restricted to US domains


tsss... Im surprised you dont tolerate even Canada :D


I got an idea.... how about I restrict meteotemplate.com to Czech users :D :D :D What do you think guys :D
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: crazyhorse on August 02, 2016, 05:41:46 PM
Only if you are getting hacked every 10 minuted from the US... :lol: I wish I could open it up more. :-(
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on August 02, 2016, 05:44:44 PM
What do you mean by "hacked".

You should get a list of the most common bots, there was just one thread about this recently, and use this rather than globally cut off everyone. Not to mention that I dont see a reason why you couldnt get "hacked" from the U.S. as well.. there are many nasty bots from your country too, I would say probably many more than from my country given its síze and number of users :D
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: crazyhorse on August 02, 2016, 05:50:25 PM
I wish these were bots.... I run a rather beefy server and multiple attempts to bypass my firewall were attempted. I won't discuss security of course, but I had to essentially cut off the world outside of the US. I still get some mal attempts here and there, but earlier this year it was incredible with literally millions of attempts and one intrusion which shut me down. I't been pretty smooth with the new security... By "shut down" I mean my server was zombied and even my ISP had trouble clearing it up. I hope you understand. Weather should be available to everyone everywhere but some people make it difficult.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on August 02, 2016, 05:55:28 PM
Thats strange, I wonder what made your site so attractive for someone to try to hack... I mean I can understand it in case of websites where hacking it can generate some profit, but weather hobbyist website?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: crazyhorse on August 02, 2016, 06:01:05 PM
As an IT dude, it's not the content of the site...it is the infrastructure it is on. They look for memory and cpu with high traffic. It's ugly out there.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on August 02, 2016, 06:15:34 PM
I understand

Well fortunately there are ways of bypassing that :D

Your site looks nice, maybe the homepage is a bit confusing (I would try to separate more the main content and maybe make the headings larger), but otherwise it is very nice and lot of info.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: crazyhorse on August 02, 2016, 06:51:05 PM
Thanks! I'll give it a second look and format accordingly.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: PatrickK64 on August 10, 2016, 02:22:31 AM
Hey guys.  I know this is a fairly dated thread, but I thought I'd toss my hat in for critique.  :-)
After all, you asked for self-build sites.  This one certainly meets that criteria.

www.familylegacy.us/wx/lakewood_wa.shtml (http://www.familylegacy.us/wx/lakewood_wa.shtml)

It's actually rather "old school" in the backend since I use a lot of HTML frames and the like.  But, if you look at the HTML source, I started to include CSS.  Work in Progress is an understatement!
I started writing the code in 1993 when I got a computer and immediately decided that I wanted to learn scripting.
It was originally a lab project for learning PERL and HTML, which I then converted to PHP3.

Now, it's quite a mish-mash of different scripts that I've borrowed, and I've cycled through a bunch image files that I acquired over the last 20+ years.

The wind indicator is built with Slickboard by Maani.us (http://Maani.us).  Everything else is, well, just hacks.

Oh yeah, my station is a Davis VP on a Meteobridge which FTP's XML every minute, but the Flash wind gauge pulls XML every 3-5 seconds.
I'd love to convert the Flash over to HTML Canvas or whatever would be best, but that thing called time really puts a damper on things nowadays.  :-)

-Pat
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on August 10, 2016, 02:51:49 AM
Hey guys.  I know this is a fairly dated thread, but I thought I'd toss my hat in for critique.  :-)
After all, you asked for self-build sites.  This one certainly meets that criteria.

www.familylegacy.us/wx/lakewood_wa.shtml (http://www.familylegacy.us/wx/lakewood_wa.shtml)

I like it, especially sites like this!  Nice and simple to look at and easy to navigate around.  Thanks for sharing!

(I see you're also linking to one of my friends sites, wxscout.com...very cool!)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: PatrickK64 on August 10, 2016, 01:58:33 PM
Thanks a lot.

Are you Scott?  We've chatted a bit on the WxSpots app in the past.
(I need to get that re-installed. Had a PC crash and I'm still getting that back up and running.)

-P
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on August 10, 2016, 04:31:30 PM
Thanks a lot.

Are you Scott?  We've chatted a bit on the WxSpots app in the past.
(I need to get that re-installed. Had a PC crash and I'm still getting that back up and running.)

-P

Yes, that's me...not the same Scott who built WxSpots, but the same Scott who now runs the server.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: MuellerWX on September 08, 2016, 09:03:46 PM
I'm a newbie to the forum but not to the weather. Here is my self-built site: www.muellerweather.com (http://www.muellerweather.com)

The site is built with Blogger and uses various widgets and html to present the weather for the local area. Check it out.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wcrowder on September 12, 2016, 07:20:31 PM
Looks good! Now look into bootstrap and make it responsive! :)


http://crowderfarm.com/weather.php
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on September 17, 2016, 12:02:31 AM
Looks good! Now look into bootstrap and make it responsive! :)


http://crowderfarm.com/weather.php

Looks good!  I like how you used the scripts to make your own site.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Bunty on September 24, 2016, 09:41:36 PM
Mine is self built at http://stillwaterweather.com (http://stillwaterweather.com).  The point of the design is to go wide and view the most desired weather info without need to scroll.   If the page doesn't look right from columns being too wide or middle column overlapping, then go here to find out the trick to make it look right:  http://stillwaterweather.com/howitshouldlook.php (http://stillwaterweather.com/howitshouldlook.php)

Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on September 25, 2016, 01:26:17 PM
Hi,
I looked at your site from 2 devices and always saw just overlapping "mess".

Please take this only as a suggestion, I am not saying you should change it, but just think about it:

You are suggesting to press ctrl and zoom out the page. That surely "solves the problem", but...
Your goal was to have everything on one page without having to scroll. With pressing the CTRL key and then "scrolling" with the mousewheel, you are not saving the user any "work". But most importantly, you have to remember that the default zoom is the font size that is best for the user to read. If I zoom it out then yes, I do see the page like you want me to see it, but it is more or less useless. The font is so small that I have problems reading anything. And I cannot go back to the normal size because then everything is overlapping, so you are not giving me a choice.

There are several options how to really solve this.

First, probably the best, but also most difficult one in terms of coding, would be making it fully responsive by using various layouts based on user screen width. In other words adjust for example the number of columns and on smaller screens put the elements on top of each other rather than next to each other. This can be achieved by CSS and some Javascript and there are frameworks to make this easier for you such as Bootstrap.

The other option would be not using absolute positioning and use percentages for widths and for font sizes. And also make sure that the ideal view is on some relatively common monitor size. Do not make it look good just on the best HD monitor with HD resolution. Many people dont have that. If you make it look good on a smaller monitor, it will be usable on a wider one too, but not the other way around.

Only a suggestion :)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: jeffm5690 on September 25, 2016, 08:49:30 PM
As always, it is a work in progress, but it has generated substantial traffic in the area. Check it out and please feel free to critique NC Weather Happens
ncwxhappens.com (http://ncwxhappens.com)

I think it's a pretty clean and well designed site.  I like how it is kind of "blog-like" and has substantial information.  I really like the windyty displayed right on the main page.  I always think that attracts people to look at it since it looks "cool" and non-weather geeks tend to like it.

Jeff
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: jeffm5690 on September 25, 2016, 08:51:24 PM
Looks good! Now look into bootstrap and make it responsive! :)


http://crowderfarm.com/weather.php

Very clean.  Nice job!

Jeff
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: sheldon on September 26, 2016, 06:00:48 AM
This is my website, made in PHP, with self written code. There are no weatherlink IP templates, this is why I needed to make it by myself.
http://www.romaeurmeteo.it/
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: SoMDWx on September 26, 2016, 12:46:52 PM
I designed http://somdweather.com from scratch many years ago. Constant updates/improvements via users requests.

Jim
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wcrowder on October 29, 2016, 05:56:49 PM
At it again, added time lapse video using Blue Iris and IPTimeLapse to create the videos... Suggestions welcome. Trying to keep it simple.

http://www.crowderfarm.com
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on October 29, 2016, 06:26:36 PM
Yes, I really like the timelapse!

And since you asked :D If there is one thing I would change it is the font size for the current conditions in the top left corner. Since the text color is grey and the background is also slightly white/grey, it is a bit harder to read, I would maybe make the font size slightly larger. But otherwise it is really nice, simple, yet complete.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: wcrowder on October 29, 2016, 06:56:16 PM
Yes, I really like the timelapse!

And since you asked :D If there is one thing I would change it is the font size for the current conditions in the top left corner. Since the text color is grey and the background is also slightly white/grey, it is a bit harder to read, I would maybe make the font size slightly larger. But otherwise it is really nice, simple, yet complete.

Limited on font or font size/weight due to sizing restraints when viewed on an iPhone 4 which is my minimum target... I live in the US where 90% of our viewers are on mobile devices and can not restrict the aspect ratio and must be portable between devices... There are compromises that must be made.

Should I change the text color? Weight? Background the navbar? I could actually change the text size when the menu collapses. What do you think?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on October 29, 2016, 07:15:30 PM
Yeah, I think that would help, maybe at least making the text bold
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on December 04, 2016, 10:05:30 AM
Modified Virtual Weather site, been up since Oct 29 - 2005

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.


www.smoaksweather.com (http://www.smoaksweather.com)

Fox
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: skysummit on December 04, 2016, 01:52:54 PM
Modified Virtual Weather site, been up since Oct 29 - 2005

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.


www.smoaksweather.com (http://www.smoaksweather.com)

Fox

Thanks for sharing.  I like.  I've always liked those VWS sites.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on December 04, 2016, 03:21:47 PM
Thanks, running V13.01 on a old IBM P2 computer with 40 gig HD, Win 2000 Pro for OS, has been running continuous since 2005,  rarely power down or reboot.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: colonieweather on December 20, 2016, 08:56:58 PM
My site is self built...  up and running since 2005...  many variations since then though  :grin:

http://www.colonieweatheronline.com/
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 13, 2017, 08:39:18 PM
Modified Virtual Weather site, been up since Oct 29 - 2005, PC running Win 2000

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Still trying to make some improvements

www.smoaksweather.com

Fox
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 13, 2017, 08:48:41 PM
Nice, just one question - why is the whole page running from an iframe?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 14, 2017, 07:36:25 PM
Shows how little I know about web page design, would you mind explaining a little more about the Iframe stuff? thanks Fox
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 14, 2017, 07:53:05 PM
OK, well your homepage is basically just a big "frame" inside which another site loads, which is IMHO redundant and just slows your page down.

Your homepage is just like a "frame", inside which this loads:

http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3/

So you caould simply rename that and set this as your homepage
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 14, 2017, 08:06:45 PM
Always looking for an opportunity to learn,  so I have  a question, I purchased the web address smoaksweather.com and an using URL forwarding so it opens http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3/. Is this what makes it look like the Iframe you were referring too.

Your suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Oh, one other thing, the address http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3/ is web space provided by my ISP and I don't think I can change their given name.

Fox
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 14, 2017, 08:19:31 PM
OK, I see.

THen better then iframing the page would be a simple redirect from your main domain to the actual page.

Like this for example (in bold is the URL where you want to redirect):

Code: [Select]
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3/" />
</head>
</html>
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 14, 2017, 08:35:35 PM
<html>
   <head>
   <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3/" />
   </head>
</html>

lets see if I follow, I think I understand adding the url=http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3 redirects directly to that address.

Not sure I understand the Content = 0, I thought with this set at 300, it was auto refreshing the page every 5 minutes, this was keeping the weather data up to date.

So what happens when it is set to "0"

Thanks for taking the time to explain some of this,
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 14, 2017, 08:41:18 PM
Just try using this on your main site (I assume index.html). This tells the browser to refresh and redirect the page to your other one after 0 seconds - i.e. immediately.

It is better than iframing it because it is faster and iframing in general should be avoided whenever possible
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 14, 2017, 09:19:40 PM
So if I revise the html with your suggested scrip, this will get rid of the iframing?

If I want to continue to have the page auto refresh every 300 seconds (5 minutes), how would I do that?

Again, huge thanks for taking the time to explain this.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 14, 2017, 09:26:47 PM
That should not be a problem because the code for the refresh is on the other page. The current homepage you have only shows a "frame" inside which it shows the other site, it does nothing more, all the other code is on the other page so if you simply redirect to it, it will do the same thing
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 15, 2017, 04:18:25 PM
I apologize for making this more difficult than it probably really is, but I'm lost.

I upload the VWS USA file and it is renamed to index while being uploaded by way of the FTP program. So I edit the USA file when I want to change something.

If I am understanding you correctly, the index file is inside the frame. How do I get to the code outside the fame and follow your suggestion.

Do these questions make any sense or am I completely off track

Thanks in advance.

Fox
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 15, 2017, 04:22:48 PM
Hi Fox,
when I look at your homepage, it has a code which loads the other page inside itself.

My suggestion was replacing the html of your index.html/index.php in your root folder with the code for the redirection
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 15, 2017, 04:44:14 PM
Vey easy to see I have a lot to learn here, so, is this anywhere close?




<html>

   <head>
   <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3/" />
   </head>
</html>

<html>
<head>
<title>SkunkWorks Smoaks, SC 29481 Local Weather Conditions</title>
<meta name="keywords" content="weather stations, weather station, weather radio, gps, weather equipment, weather instrument, weathervane, oregon scientific, lacrosse technology, davis instruments, vantage pro, meteorology, wireless thermometer, barometer, wind, rain gauge, gauges, atomic clock, watch, digital, midland, colleton county, walterboro, sc, kestrel">
<meta name="description" content="weather station equipment, weather radios, weathervanes, gps and instruments from Oregon Scientific, La Crosse Technology, Davis Instruments, Kestrel Instruments.">
<meta name="Abstract" content="Oregon Scientific, La Crosse Technology, Davis Instruments, Kestrel Instruments electronics">
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300">
</head>



Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 15, 2017, 04:47:11 PM
Just this:

<html>

   <head>
   <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3/" />
   </head>
</html>
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 15, 2017, 04:59:23 PM
So delete all of this? see below.
 
Thought some of this was for search engines to find your site. Is that correct?
 
Also please show the code you are seeing that loads the other page inside its self. Maybe I could get a better feel for what's going on if I understand that.

html>
<head>
<title>SkunkWorks Smoaks, SC 29481 Local Weather Conditions</title>
<meta name="keywords" content="weather stations, weather station, weather radio, gps, weather equipment, weather instrument, weathervane, oregon scientific, lacrosse technology, davis instruments, vantage pro, meteorology, wireless thermometer, barometer, wind, rain gauge, gauges, atomic clock, watch, digital, midland, colleton county, walterboro, sc, kestrel">
<meta name="description" content="weather station equipment, weather radios, weathervanes, gps and instruments from Oregon Scientific, La Crosse Technology, Davis Instruments, Kestrel Instruments.">
<meta name="Abstract" content="Oregon Scientific, La Crosse Technology, Davis Instruments, Kestrel Instruments electronics">
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300">
</head>
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 15, 2017, 05:14:01 PM
Im confused now, because this does not look like the code of the index.html, the one you need to replace should contain the iframe tag

Is this the whole code? Or is there something below that?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 15, 2017, 07:48:07 PM
This is only a very small section www.smoaksweather.com
AKA http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3

when I have this page up, and right click "view source: that was a cut and paste from the top.

What are you looking at?



Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 15, 2017, 07:55:44 PM
OK, lets do it like this

Take those two pages and save them as .txt and attach them here and I will tell you then what to change
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 15, 2017, 08:14:51 PM
This is the real page
 http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3

This is nothing more than URL forwarding from the folks I purchased the domain name www.smoaksweather.com

Save the HTML as a .TXT file but it WILL NOT attach. :evil:

if you go to  http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3 and view source, should see what I see
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 15, 2017, 08:18:18 PM
Yes, and this is the page where you will not change anything. This is the one that is displayed inside the "frame" on your homepage.

This is what you have now:

you have the index.php or index.html (one of those) -> this page has this frame inside which you are loading the yamaha3 page.

What we need to do is change the index.php/index.html so that instead of loading the other page inside it, we will just redirect the user to the yamaha3 page.

So we need to modify the index.php/index.html, not the yamaha3, that one is fine as it is now
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 15, 2017, 08:27:03 PM
"Yes, and this is the page where you will not change anything. This is the one that is displayed inside the "frame" on your homepage. "

Now that makes sense,  I think I understand.

Here is where I'm getting lost, how do I get to index.php or index.html. What do you do to see this section?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 15, 2017, 08:39:18 PM
It is the default page on your server.
When you enter your domain name, your server always looks for index.php or index.html

Example my page:

http://www.meteotemplate.com

When you enter just this, the server automatically looks for http://www.meteotemplate.com/index.php or index.html, depending on which one it finds (uses html preferentially). This is what is loaded when you enter just the domain in the address bar
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 15, 2017, 09:22:36 PM
yes, I understand that part. I used the FTP feature of Win7 file explorer and copied the file named index over to my local "D" drive. When I open it, it is the html code for the complete page, can you copy over the code from the index you are seeing. I would love to also know how you get to it so I could see what your are seeing
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 15, 2017, 09:35:38 PM
OK, this is the full HTML of your current homepage:

Code: [Select]
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-frameset.dtd">

<html>
<head>
<title>smoaksweather</title>
<meta name="keywords" content="smoaks shunkworks weather" />
<meta name="description" content="smoaks weather" />
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
</head>
<frameset rows="100%">
<frame src="http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3" title="smoaksweather" frameborder="0" noresize="noresize"/>
<noframes>
<body>
<h1>smoaksweather</h1>
<p><a href="http://users.lowcountry.com/~yamaha3">http://smoaksweather.com/</a></p>
</body>
</noframes>
</frameset>
</html>

And you can see that it is just the HTML that loads the iframe and the link to what to load in the iframe. So I would replace the above code with just the one I sent you that will not use an iframe and use direct redirection.

However, thinking about it, this will probably work ok too :D It's just that unless necessary, iframes are usually not used like this.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: foxtrot722 on March 16, 2017, 04:43:30 PM
First thing I notice is there is a line where skunk is misspelled.

Next, would you mind giving me detail instructions on how your are getting to that index page? I index I can see through the FTP is not that one.

Thanks for the patience
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: Jáchym on March 16, 2017, 04:49:27 PM
Hi Fox,
your index must be in your server root, that is what the server loads first (unless you made some redirection in your hosting cPanel).

In the highest public directory of your server you should have some index.

If you want you can PM me your FTP and I would have a look. It is totally up to you (if you want you can temporarily change your password). Just offering it if you want :-)
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: FreeMan on May 31, 2017, 12:14:01 PM
Nice to see that more users getting custom sites.

Here's my site http://soltid.no
Moved it from another domain so you may have seen it before. Done some updates on the site.

The feature I use the most on my site is this:
(http://i.imgur.com/MI0YQk3.png)
It calculates the amount of rain and snow for the next 90 minutes based on data from the weather  (http://soltid.no/radar.php)radar.

Also have some scripts that automatically create and upload time-lapse videos to Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOD0usJ2_8z_WHGVnOBsUAQ) everyday.
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: CNYWeather on May 31, 2017, 12:26:04 PM
Nice to see that more users getting custom sites.

Here's my site http://soltid.no
Moved it from another domain so you may have seen it before. Done some updates on the site.

The feature I use the most on my site is this:
(http://i.imgur.com/MI0YQk3.png)
It calculates the amount of rain and snow for the next 90 minutes based on data from the weather  (http://soltid.no/radar.php)radar.

Also have some scripts that automatically create and upload time-lapse videos to Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOD0usJ2_8z_WHGVnOBsUAQ) everyday.

Thats a great site. I wonder why Google Chrome didn't ask to translate it?
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: droiddk on May 31, 2017, 03:50:26 PM
Nice to see that more users getting custom sites.

Here's my site http://soltid.no
Moved it from another domain so you may have seen it before. Done some updates on the site.

The feature I use the most on my site is this:
(http://i.imgur.com/MI0YQk3.png)
It calculates the amount of rain and snow for the next 90 minutes based on data from the weather  (http://soltid.no/radar.php)radar.

Also have some scripts that automatically create and upload time-lapse videos to Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOD0usJ2_8z_WHGVnOBsUAQ) everyday.

Nice job!

Regards
Title: Re: "Self Built"sites
Post by: FreeMan on June 03, 2017, 10:43:29 AM
Thats a great site. I wonder why Google Chrome didn't ask to translate it?

Nice job!

Thanks.

Used to have english translation on my site before, but don't know why Google Chrome doesn't translate it.