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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #780 on: September 08, 2017, 02:36:48 PM »
Brian, one comment.

I see the extra menu items have gone missing although the option to display extra links is still in settings. I see that I can duplicate your menu item for WX Charts and that works fine for adding more menu items.

one day i will remove it from the easysetup . the setting has NO effect even if set to yes or no, so it wont hurt perhaps a bit misleading but those in the know have always edited there own menu's :-) ..anyway glad you have it working ok.. brian

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #781 on: September 13, 2017, 10:49:16 AM »
Hello all
like the look of the latest and last update.
Which files do I update on my server?
I have downloaded the newest package to my desktop.

Cheers
Steve.
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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #782 on: September 13, 2017, 06:47:43 PM »
its not clear if you already have the template?

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #783 on: September 14, 2017, 09:12:19 AM »
Hello Brian

Yes have it as my main page
Cheers Steve

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #784 on: September 14, 2017, 09:21:25 AM »
I would think then that updating would be similar to how you first installed
just make sure to back up

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« Reply #785 on: October 12, 2017, 04:29:48 AM »
Good morning

carried this on from the thread about weatherflow as it is not really relevant to weatherflow .

since releasing a meteobridge version of the template supporting MYSQL via the api method I have a few emails/pm for this to be used in WD software. I have asked brian of WD if it is possible to add this option in
weather display software. if it is feasible then I have no problem in doing it and if it can be done in the same method as used for the meteobridge version then it would easy to support as I would release a version
just for WD users WD-X5MYSQL .

The template has a two click solution to set up a database so even the less experienced or experienced MYSQL users would have no problems in setting up.

Brian i can set it up on separate live hosted server if that is beneficial as there are time differences between us and Im generally a morning person 6am - 8am when I do stuff..

so there we are lets hope we can make it successful and add a another useful option for WD ..

note i do not use any software but from the web side of things I understand ...

as always 2 or 3 beta testers are always welcome just drop a pm ..

brian ..


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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #786 on: October 12, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
just let me know the format of the api (i.e data structure,example, etc) and I can add it

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #787 on: October 13, 2017, 03:40:55 AM »
just let me know the format of the api (i.e data structure,example, etc) and I can add it

good morning PM sent with some details and test domain..

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #788 on: October 17, 2017, 06:16:51 PM »
Looks like Brian has setup the api in weather display now to support home weather template. Awesome.

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #789 on: October 17, 2017, 06:46:31 PM »
yes
just needs some fine tuning of what all the data needs to be

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #790 on: October 17, 2017, 08:03:05 PM »
Brian (U),

Where does the template get the new air quality data from? Just wondering whether to upgrade, but think my nearest AQI station is about 10 miles away which will probably be totally different.

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #791 on: October 18, 2017, 12:07:27 AM »
The data is from this site http://aqicn.org/

I'm lucky and have a station about half a mile away.

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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #792 on: October 18, 2017, 06:06:06 AM »
Brian (U),

Where does the template get the new air quality data from? Just wondering whether to upgrade, but think my nearest AQI station is about 10 miles away which will probably be totally different.

Paul

forever answered your question and unless you have a nearby station its not really relevant to your location , im fortunate one is at less than a km two others in 5km range line of sight .

i would upgrade anyway there a host of newer scripts and much smoother design that has been added over the version your using.

1.better moonphase script very slim small piece of code .
2.earthquake module slimmer code and smoother design
3.additional wind icons added in to forecast areas
4.better meteor shower slimmer code smoother appearance
5.charts the code is now 25% slimmer and ready for mysql
6.lots of unwanted code removed that gets added over time and becomes unused for numerous reasons
7.overall a better user experience , better performance overall
8.api use only no direct website scraping which can really impact the performance of your site.
9.php 7.2 ready and reguarly crossed checked with beta releases
10.Upcoming Firefox Quantum browser fixed a few niggling css quirks (Quantum is an awesome browser makes chrome feel ever more like internet explorer..i.e not bloated)
11.homepage is less than 500k loaded and on average depending on what options are loaded up its less 300 lines of code !!

performance matters in many ways :-)  its not about quantity its about quality :-)

for example the windirection svg icon is actually just one image which is rotated accordingly via css  (transform: rotate(xxdeg);) so instead loading up multiple images for directions we just load one and rotate it so the same svg icon is used for the average direction and the 3 day forecast on the main page . you may be suprised there are very few images loaded at all most it is css/jquery and what images are loaded are minimal at best less than 1kb at worst 3kb i could make them smaller in file size but its a marginal performance boost over loss of quality . no png,gifs,jpg etc are loaded up..result is better loading less image loading time and using svg offers better scaling up or down no jagged or distorted edges :-)

the list can go on but always main emphasis has been user experience same approach as ever the non enthusiasts will generally understand what there looking at and the station enthusiast will see what data is churning out from there weather station..

as for the weather display API reference it will not happen till november sometime at the earliest im away for a break next week for sometime so i will endeavour to get it done and work with Brian when I come back..


have a nice day..brian..
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Re: 'Idesign Simplicity' Template by Brian Underdown
« Reply #793 on: October 18, 2017, 06:56:05 PM »
Brian,

All upgraded to the latest version.

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Weather Display and HOMEWEATHERSTATION API
« Reply #794 on: October 19, 2017, 12:11:19 PM »
MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS this morning exchanging numerous emails with Brian so 85% done , mysql is already just need to iron out a few data values and hopefully have it done before I go away for a few weeks . if it doesnt get done im sure it will be all done soon after i get back..

screenshot running of a live api from brians weather station  .. just a few teethings issues to resolve and thats it ..



brian...
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