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Offline wcrowder

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #100 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.

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« Reply #101 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.

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #102 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?
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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #103 on: October 29, 2016, 07:15:30 PM »
Yeah, I think that would help, maybe at least making the text bold

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #104 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

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #105 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

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Thanks for sharing.  I like.  I've always liked those VWS sites.
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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #106 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.

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #107 on: December 20, 2016, 08:56:58 PM »
My site is self built...  up and running since 2005...  many variations since then though  :grin:

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #108 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

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #109 on: March 13, 2017, 08:48:41 PM »
Nice, just one question - why is the whole page running from an iframe?

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« Reply #110 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

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« Reply #111 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

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« Reply #112 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.

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« Reply #113 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>

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« Reply #114 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,

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« Reply #115 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

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« Reply #116 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.

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« Reply #117 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

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« Reply #118 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.

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #119 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

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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #120 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>




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Re: "Self Built"sites
« Reply #121 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>

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« Reply #122 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>

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« Reply #123 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?

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« Reply #124 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?




 

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