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New Website Features - weather dials | Category: Fishing Talk

Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7842

Hi Everyone,

I created a few new weather dials. Hope you guys like it and it will help you picking the right fishing times.
When you scroll down to the weather forecast on the fishing times page then you'll see a new wind dial, a fishing barometer and a gauge for the UV index with some descriptions. I'll be adding a few more gauges over the next few weeks and also update the graphics on the tide clock and solunar clock.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 7 months ago
#7843

Thanks Mark

Looks good.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
itsaboat 7 months ago
#7844

Looks like the wind compass needs some tweaking...It is showing W on the right. I would have thought the arrow should point toward where the wind is coming from not going to...So it looks like ti is upside down and mirror.

Everything else looks good. Well done

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7845

cheers πŸ˜€

o forgot to mention - I also worked pretty hard on making the site load faster and reducing the size of data that needs to be downloaded, especially on mobile phones. Hope it will have a positive impact on the viewing experience.

btw: Big Thanks to everyone for participating and uploading all your awesome photos. Love seeing all the catches from around the world.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7846

I thought the arrow is supposed to show where the wind is going to, the other side of the arrow is showing where it's coming from. That kinda makes more sense to me.

Or maybe not? Might have to make this more clear.
But I think it's pretty common or even standard to have the arrow pointing in the direction of the wind flow.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 7 months ago
#7847

Haha...You don't go to church very often

The pointy end always point to where the wind is coming from...Have you ever known me to be wrong haha

This is what I see on my laptop...I have a new phone and haven't installed the app yet. See? W is on the right.



Other than that it all looks really good...I think you deserve a new T-shirt.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7848

that looks totally broken on your laptop. What kinda browser are you using?
It also says invalid date - do you have javascript disabled?

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7849

okay you must be using Firefox - crap, it's not working on Firefox, only tested with chrome and safari before update.
That's why it looks all messed up at your end and W is on the right.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 7 months ago
#7850

Yes, I noticed the date.

Latest Ubuntu comes with Firefox preinstalled.

The only system error I am aware of at the moment, is a MD error (part of the cache data base)...(I must get around to fixing that ).

EDIT: I see you posted while I was posting...So yeah, Firefox.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7851

okay - found the issue with Firefox and should be fixed now. Let me know.

Not sure about the arrow direction - in most wind forecast sites the arrow is pointing in the direction of the flow like here on windfinder for example. That's what I'm used to - so I'll leave it for now unless I get more complaints, haha


a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 7 months ago
#7852

Yep, looks good now...

See how quickly a problem can be fixed, when there is a new T-shirt involved !! haha

I hope I don't have to file any more "formal complaints" !! haha ...

Well, except for the arrow situation...that is going to be an on going dispute...I can see it turning into a flame war...hahaha

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
John Needham 7 months ago
#7853

I'm with Mark on the arrow, it should point in the direction of the wind.

Site just keeps getting better Mark. Keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ»

Here fishy fishy, here fishy fishy...
itsaboat 7 months ago
#7854

I'm with Mark on the arrow, it should point in the direction of the wind.


You do realise, don't you, that Mark is a Kiwi ??:...We don't side with Kiwis...even if they are right !! What sort of Aussie are you ?? haha

Nope...The sharp end always points into the wind...So the arrow shows where the wind is coming from...Have you ever seen a seagull fly backwards?...No, of course not. They always point their sharp end into the wind !!....

....There you go, I rest my case

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
John Needham 7 months ago
#7855

I'm English so I could never side with an Aussie!

Here fishy fishy, here fishy fishy...
Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7856

Yeah, I think I will keep it as it is. The arrow indicates the wind flow. That's how other weather sites do it too.

Btw - I'm German πŸ˜‰

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 7 months ago
#7857

See...I told ya so...Flame war !! hahaha

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Whaleshunter 7 months ago
#7858

I Thanks for doing that … I love everything …
And HI everyone: I’m new here and have been helped sooooo much already by Fishingreminder … !
I didn’t fish for about 40 years: now back.
PEACE & FISH

Whaleshunter 7 months ago
#7860

I’m German 2 πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7861

Thanks for the great feedback Whaleshunter. πŸ™‚

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Bunyip 7 months ago
#7862

Thank you!

Jenry 7 months ago
#7863

The updates are really nice.

Mark Totzke 7 months ago
#7864

thanks for the feedback πŸ€™

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
dazzling79 7 months ago
#7865

Love themβ€οΈπŸ‘ I think adding wind and barometer are also really important to catch fish! Rain would not matter so much since it’s rain non stop here at the moment anyway

Jenry 6 months ago
#7884

Can you add moon over and moon under times under "Sun & Moon". This would make fishingreminder my only go to website for these things

Mark Totzke 6 months ago
#7885

Hi Jenry,

yeah good idea, I'll add this in the next update.

cheers

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Jenry 6 months ago
#7895

I see it's done. Awesome. One less tab for me to keep open now.

Mark Totzke 6 months ago
#7896

Cheers Jenry, glad it's helpful

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
AngusRex 4 months ago
#7928

I love the site and reference it here on the east coast of Florida USA quite regularly. I love the additions and everyone's suggestions too.
I had to look up the wind direction arrows previously before seeing this blog as I wasn't sure how this site annotated the direction. I worked with tethered Aerostats for 3 years in Afghanistan and our military Wx showed the arrows pointing where the wind was going to, not from like a weather-vane which can cause some confusion as it seems counter intuitive in some respects. Here is a Kite link that shows the standard for reading wind weather data.
https://kiteboardingtampabay.com/reading-wind-direction.html