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JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« on: December 25, 2017, 08:36:12 AM »
Hello all,  :D

I have posted in the past (on a different account) about a JavaScript WDL project I have been working on.
I am happy to say that today the very first version of this went live! I would like to stress that this is indeed the very first release, and that there is a lot still to be added and fixed.

It can be found here: http://www.goldenbaynzweather.info/wdl/freshwdl.html

The goal was to create an outcome which reflected the look and feel of the original WDL, but ran off the bat, cross platform, on mobile, and without needing anything extra.
At this stage it has nothing more than what you see (so not customisable at all, but maybe in the future if there is interest...?)

I would very much appreciate if you would give it a look, and see if it works correctly for you. There are so many different systems and browsers that it is very difficult to test it thoroughly without some help!
Honestly, feedback would be much appreciated, especially any bugs you can find!

Thank you all,
-Yerren

EDIT: I would like to add that I believe having a platform for WDL running on JavaScript could be a real benefit, as we hear / see more and more about Flash being phased out. This project up until this point has been quite a process, as study has taken up most of my time. As a result, what you see here has been about 2 years in the making. 8O However, I intend to keep improving it so it will hopefully become a usable platform. In the light of that, I am very happy to take any improvement suggestions. Maybe it's already planned, but maybe it isn't, and any comments you have will be useful to me!
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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 09:26:54 AM »
Looking and working great Yerren  :D

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 09:38:11 AM »
Looking and working great Yerren  :D

Awesome, good to hear!  :D

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 10:04:27 AM »
Looking great on Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Edge on my system (Win10 Pro latest build).

Very nice!

Merry Christmas!

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 10:12:39 AM »
Looking great on Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Edge on my system (Win10 Pro latest build).

Very nice!

Merry Christmas!

Thanos

Thank you for that! Just doubled the amount of browsers tested I think... :lol:

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 10:23:42 AM »
Looking good. Which JS toolkit are you using for eg the thermometer and rain gauge containers?
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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 10:35:52 AM »
Looking good. Which JS toolkit are you using for eg the thermometer and rain gauge containers?

Cheers!  :)

Everything apart from the graphs were made from scratch 8O (using EaselJS to draw on the HTML canvases). The graphs were created using ChartJS, which turned out to be very flexible.
This was a fair amount of work, but it allowed for a lot of freedom in design, and no worry about how it could be distributed in the long run and so on.  :)

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 01:14:01 PM »
Great work Yerren.

There is certainly a need (market, maybe) for such an interesting application.  :wink:
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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 02:29:50 PM »
Awesome. I love WDL and the whole flash thing is becoming a problem at school and elsewhere.
Very interested on anything you are doing with this. Thank you!!!!

Edit-came up very fast and looked good on Puffin on my phone.
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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 03:13:37 PM »
Working on Mac El Capitian Safari and Chrome. Even though I have WDL I've never bothered to set it up on my new web site because of the flash issue. Now there may be an option. I like it great job!

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 03:20:57 PM »
On a Pixel 2 with Oreo it displays OK in vertical mode, when turning the phone horz the buttons on the bottom are cut off and there is no way to scroll to get to them.

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 03:23:16 PM »
Working on iMac under macOS High Sierra, Safari and Firefox.
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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 06:01:46 PM »
great!
loads fast and I like all the graphs!

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 07:18:10 PM »
Works like a dream on the iPhone with the safari browser. Iím very impressed and I will monitor your developments with interest.

Very well done and seasons greetings Yerren

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Re: JavaScript WDL version 1.0.0 alpha.
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 10:02:44 PM »
Great work Yerren.

There is certainly a need (market, maybe) for such an interesting application.  :wink:

Thank you!
Haha we shall see, it's early days yet, but maybe if there is enough interest  :wink:

Awesome. I love WDL and the whole flash thing is becoming a problem at school and elsewhere.
Very interested on anything you are doing with this. Thank you!!!!

Edit-came up very fast and looked good on Puffin on my phone.

I know that schools are using smart phones more and more, and my old high school had trouble accessing WDL for their projects, which was a real shame! So, hopefully, this is a step towards fixing that.  :)
If you (and others?) are interested in the progress of this, I'm sure there is some way to keep people updated. I am always blown away by the activity and helpfulness on this forum, so I'm sure there is a way!

Working on Mac El Capitian Safari and Chrome. Even though I have WDL I've never bothered to set it up on my new web site because of the flash issue. Now there may be an option. I like it great job!

I'm glad that I might be able to help expand the audience of WDL, in that case!  :D

On a Pixel 2 with Oreo it displays OK in vertical mode, when turning the phone horz the buttons on the bottom are cut off and there is no way to scroll to get to them.

Ah, very interesting, I see what you mean! Thank you, I'll get on to that. (In the meantime, if you refresh the browser while in vertical mode it should fix itself...  :lol:)

Working on iMac under macOS High Sierra, Safari and Firefox.

Awesome, glad to get some feedback on apple devices, thank you  :)

great!
loads fast and I like all the graphs!

Thank you, and the graphs really are a must have, aren't they :lol:

Works like a dream on the iPhone with the safari browser. Iím very impressed and I will monitor your developments with interest.

Very well done and seasons greetings Yerren

Glad to hear it! As I mentioned above, I will try to figure out a way to keep those who are interested updated!
Seasons greetings to you all! :)