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Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« on: October 01, 2007, 07:50:00 PM »
It's time to start the search for the WXForum.net Featured Weather Website for Summer 2007, so please post your nominations (with a short description about your nominee) in this thread.

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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 Monday 08-Oct-2007, then start a new thread for polling on Tuesday, 09-Oct-2007. The polling will run through Monday, 16-Oct-2007.

Just for reference, here were the previous honorees:
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!
Ken True/Saratoga, CA, USA main site: saratoga-weather.org
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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 01:30:33 AM »
Good Evening -

I would like to nominate Neon Desert.com, located in Las Vegas, NV!

http://www.neondesert.com/

In July 2007, Neon Desert.com was completely redesigned! The site is very easy to navigate, has live weather conditions and a forecast nicely displayed on the homepage. The site also has a condensed information bar on the left side of every page informing visitors (at a glance) of the current weather conditions, latest Doppler radar image, webcam, lightning information etc.. Within the site you can also find an active weather blog and photo gallery!  

All in all, an excellent site in my book!

Best of luck to everyone that is nominated!

Matt

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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 09:28:12 PM »
A small bump on the thread..  5 more days for the nominations folks.. let's get some more great sites nominated.
Ken True/Saratoga, CA, USA main site: saratoga-weather.org
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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 09:43:46 PM »
just to add to this...it's ok to nominate your own site if you wish.  :wink:

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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 11:16:46 PM »
I would like to nominate WA3UMC Weather, Joppa, Maryland

His home page has the basic current weather information right on the front.  Very easy to navigate from page to page.  He also has satellite images posted that are retrieved with his own radio receiving equipment.  Along with the images he has detailed information how it all works.  I also like the graphics for the current weather and background he uses.  Very unique as far as weather web sites go in my opinion.   8)
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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 07:52:05 AM »


Thanks,
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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 08:07:55 AM »
I would like to nominate: http://wawaweather.net

Matthew has done a wonderful job taking the my basic template (which is live with Ajax thanks to Ken at Saratoga Weather), and making it his own.

Beyond the basic template (which is quite difficult to complete outside the US and our NOAA weather data), he has added things which people in his area would be interested in - fire data, road reports, marine data... all integrated into his site.

Very pleasingly done.

(Oh, and Matthew, if you read this, I borrowed the changing tag line idea from your site.  :wink:  )

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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 02:56:51 PM »
www.espwxctr.com

You may  or may not know it exist so here you go!  :D

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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007, 06:00:56 PM »
Quote from: "Matt - AZ"
Good Evening -

I would like to nominate Neon Desert.com, located in Las Vegas, NV!



Nice! Lots of different influences evident in his site but a unique result. It migh even inspire me to take some time and tackle some of the stuff on my to do list (ajax, new menu system, etc.).

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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2007, 06:21:41 PM »
Quote from: "Anole"
Quote from: "Matt - AZ"
Good Evening -

I would like to nominate Neon Desert.com, located in Las Vegas, NV!



Nice! Lots of different influences evident in his site but a unique result. It migh even inspire me to take some time and tackle some of the stuff on my to do list (ajax, new menu system, etc.).


Yes, very cool. I sure would like to know how he got his 'Active weather alert' to automatically display with a link. Didn't mean to get off track but thought that would be a cool addition. If anybody knows could they post in the script forum?  :)

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Re: Nominations for Featured WX Website Summer '07 now open
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2007, 06:35:28 PM »
Wow!  A nice selection of nominees.  So far, we have 5 stations in nomination:

Anthony's Weather, Beckley, West Virgina http://www.suddenlink.net/pages/anthonysweather

Esperanza Weather Center, Lexington Park, Maryland http://www.espwxctr.com/

Maximillian's Weather Station, Wawa, Ontario, Canada http://wawaweather.net/

Neon Desert Weather, Las Vegas, Nevada  http://www.neondesert.com/
 
WA3UMC Weather, Joppa, Maryland http://wa3umc.com/

Best regards,
Ken
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