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Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« on: September 01, 2010, 09:18:31 PM »
Back by popular demand, It's time to start the search for the WXForum.net Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010, so please post your nominations (with a short description about your nominee) in this thread.

Gary's guidance
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Please list your nominations in this thread - it certainly can't hurt for you to describe why you think your nomination is deserving of this honor.

Don't forget that it is perfectly OK to nominate someone who has been nominated in the past but was not selected! We've had some very deserving nominees, and close runoffs!

Some criteria to consider when making nominations:


The visual attractiveness of the site
Ease of navigation
Quality and quantity of useful or interesting information
Educational value
Distinctiveness


While not a hard and fast rule, sites that only use the unmodified default web page template that comes with the software, while absolutely useful and functional, may not cross into that next level to warrant featuring in this manner. Please try to address these areas while nominating a site.

We'll run the nominations through Wednesday, September 8, then start a new thread for polling on Thursday September 9,2010. The polling will run through Thursday, September 16, 2010.

Just for reference, here were the previous honorees:
Spring, 2009 - Featired Weather Website is www.weather.ricksturf.com
Winter, 2008 - Featured Weather Website is stillweather.com
Fall, 2008 - Featured Weather Website is espwxctr.com
Summer, 2008 - Featured Weather Website is ThorntonWeather.com
Spring, 2008 - Featured Weather website is RoanokeValleyWeather.com
Winter, 2007 - Featured Weather website is DeltaWeatherCam.com
Fall, 2007 - Featured Weather Website is tobaccovilleweather.com
Summer, 2007 - Featured Weather Website is neondesert.com
Spring, 2007 - Featured Weather Website is desertweather.com
Winter, 2006 - Featured Weather Website carterlake.org
Fall, 2006 - Featured website Saratoga-weather.org
May, 2006 - featured website beamsvillewx.ca
April, 2006 - featured website capeweather.com
January, 2006 - featured website weather.anolecomputer.com
December, 2005 - Featured website tawasbayweather.com
November, 2005 - Featured website oldlineweather.com
October, 2005 - Featured website weatherbus.com
September, 2005 - featured website - Loganvillageweather.com
August, 2005 - Featured website Lighthouseweather.com

Details on each of the above sites are available on the Featured Weather Website forum.


Let the nominations begin!
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 02:19:28 PM »
Spring or Fall?  :grin:
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 04:19:40 PM »
We're doing a kinda retrospective .. we'll do Spring, 2010 (since we're now in Summer, 2010) and after Sept 23rd, 2010, it will be Fall, 2010 so we'll do a poll for the Summer, 2010 featured site.  We run one season behind :)

So... where are the nominations?  Post 'em on this thread.
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 04:50:17 PM »
Can we nominate a member who is no longer on the forum, but was here earlier in the year? If so, I would like to nominate MadALwx He has put A LOT of work into his site! =D>

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 01:40:21 AM »
If eligible, I would like to nominate http://vermilionweather.com/index.html .  I love how the page fills my entire screen with current weather dials, maps and a live web cam.

Also the 2nd home page using modified AltDashboard 6.81 at http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 04:05:00 AM »
I would like to nominate http://www.carterlake.org/index.php . Carterlake's layout uses an easy-on-the-eyes color scheme. A nice "Weather" site with just the area weather information. It's organized neatly where you can log-on and immediately see present conditions at a glance.
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 08:20:17 AM »
I nominate Danny's http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/

It's an original design and is the most complete weather website on the internet. I know there are more than 2000 pages of information there.

I think originality, usability, attractive design, and quality of content is how I judge a site. I'm going to have a hard time voting for a template (and absolutely no offense to template users) when there are original and creative sites out there. Not that there is anything wrong with templates at all, it just takes a lot more work to be original.

Simply MHO. No offense to anyone.  :-)
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 03:04:31 PM »
I would like to nominate http://www.carterlake.org/index.php . Carterlake's layout uses an easy-on-the-eyes color scheme. A nice "Weather" site with just the area weather information. It's organized neatly where you can log-on and immediately see present conditions at a glance.

Dan,
Tom's www.carterlake.org website was honored for the Winter, 2006 WXForum.net Featured Weather Website already.
Since his site has not undergone a substantial redesign since then, it's probably not appropriate to give the award again for the same design.  Similar thinking should be applied to any of the websites who have already been Featured -- if their site is changed substantially in features/functionality/overall look-and-feel, then they could be considered again.

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 03:06:50 PM »
I nominate Danny's http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/

It's an original design and is the most complete weather website on the internet. I know there are more than 2000 pages of information there.

I think originality, usability, attractive design, and quality of content is how I judge a site. I'm going to have a hard time voting for a template (and absolutely no offense to template users) when there are original and creative sites out there. Not that there is anything wrong with templates at all, it just takes a lot more work to be original.

Simply MHO. No offense to anyone.  :-)
I agree, Steve.  Gary Oldham's original guidance cited
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While not a hard and fast rule, sites that only use the unmodified default web page template that comes with the software, while absolutely useful and functional, may not cross into that next level to warrant featuring in this manner. Please try to address these areas while nominating a site.

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 07:50:52 PM »
I would like to nominate http://www.carterlake.org/index.php . Carterlake's layout uses an easy-on-the-eyes color scheme. A nice "Weather" site with just the area weather information. It's organized neatly where you can log-on and immediately see present conditions at a glance.

Dan,
Tom's www.carterlake.org website was honored for the Winter, 2006 WXForum.net Featured Weather Website already.
Since his site has not undergone a substantial redesign since then, it's probably not appropriate to give the award again for the same design.  Similar thinking should be applied to any of the websites who have already been Featured -- if their site is changed substantially in features/functionality/overall look-and-feel, then they could be considered again.

Best regards,
Ken

Oooops! Should have caught that. #-o

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2010, 08:32:39 PM »
I nominate Danny's http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/

It's an original design and is the most complete weather website on the internet. I know there are more than 2000 pages of information there.

Second, that nomination, wow what a web site, and yes; the originality is what sets it apart.
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2010, 08:45:41 PM »
Oooops! Should have caught that. #-o

Feel free to try again.  ;)

I see nobody has nominated Axelvold yet.

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2010, 09:03:59 PM »
hmmmm....eldorado looks an awful lot like this site:

http://www.goldcountryweather.com/

run by the same person?

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2010, 09:37:03 PM »
hmmmm....eldorado looks an awful lot like this site:

http://www.goldcountryweather.com/

run by the same person?

dan

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Danny was sharing the wealth :)
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 09:39:54 PM »
sweet...maybe he can spread some wealth to my crappy page. mine is stuck in the late 90's.   #-o

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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2010, 10:47:06 PM »
sweet...maybe he can spread some wealth to my crappy page. mine is stuck in the late 90's.   #-o

It's OK, Gold Country appears to be stuck in 2003.  Happens to the best of us.
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2010, 03:08:57 AM »
I would like to 2ndly nominate Lee's site.

He has put heaps of time and effort into it :D
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 08:01:06 AM »
I , too, would like to nominate Lee's site.   :grin:

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2010, 10:02:49 AM »
I , too, would like to nominate Lee's site.   :grin:

I would like to 2ndly nominate Lee's site.

This isn't the 43rd Annual Convention of the Grand Mystic Royal Order of the Nobles of the Ali Baba Temple of the Shrine.  No seconds or thirds needed.  Voting starts later this week.  ;)
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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2010, 09:43:35 PM »
Our nominees so far are (in alphabetical order by City name):

Axelvold, Skåne, Sweden     http://www.axelvold.net/
Danville, Illinois, USA           http://vermilionweather.com/index.html
Madison, Alabama, USA       http://www.knology.net/~blackjack52/
Placerville, California, USA   http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/

The nominations will close on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 around 11pm Pacific.

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2010, 02:40:36 AM »
Well I decided since it has been done in the past  :lol:

I will nominate my own site: www.pepperridgenorthvalley.com

This site contains a wealth of information including a weather glossary , a extensive detail section on the Arizona Monsoon Season, which seems to be winding down as we speak.  The site also contains a detail climatological section for the station dating back to 1997, as well as the currents and lightning, forecast, warnings  and a easy to navigate menu system.

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Re: Nominations for Featured Weather Website for Spring, 2010 now open
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2010, 12:10:38 AM »
....This isn't the 43rd Annual Convention of the Grand Mystic Royal Order of the Nobles of the Ali Baba Temple of the Shrine. ....

I wish to heck you'd of told me that 4 years ago!   #-o
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