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Droplets Icons set
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:25:26 AM »
Hi Jacques,

Nice set of new Icons!!!
I like them.

However, there is only 1 icon for night forecast (= moon).
What about the rest?
We've gone through his with the previous set of icons when during night hours, the forecast showed a clear SUN.. :)
Any chance of adding the ones needed for the 14 hours of darkness we're facing right now??

Thanks,

Arthur

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 11:41:54 AM »
Hi Arthur,

Thanks for comments on this new set.
Yes this set is pretty "lean" and will need a "touch of love"
to develop it some more! As always, reactions is the main factor!
If users love it, sure I'll develop a "night kit"... and maybe a "Winter Kit"

Grzanka library has been "acclaimed"... and "growed" with time.
Aqua never lifted some significant interest
Droplet is new... then I wait a few!  ;)

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Jacques
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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 02:31:24 PM »
Hi Jacques,

I would like to second Arthur's point on extending the "Droplets Icon" set to include at least the "Night Kit"! :)
The "Winter Kit" sounds like a nice touch as well. ;)

Thanks again for the many hours you put in to develope all the various "Weatherbyyou" templates which gives many of us a great starting point to create some interesting web sites!!! :) ;) :)

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Joe

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 02:42:30 PM »
Hi Jacques,

Thanks for your reply.
I'm sure you'll 'tweak' the existing icons with some pretty 'Moon' adjustments..  ;)

We talked about the 'winter' icons in an earlier post (http://weatherbyyou.com/forum/index.php?topic=470.0) in which you mentioned there is a 'winterkit' for the Weather Blues template, however a day-one only.
Still keeps the discussion open that a 'winter forecast' will be tricky (Snow - Rain - Freezing Rain - A Mix of both, etc, etc).
For now, I'm looking forward to the new icon set, which I assume will take the existing Cumulus Forecast tags (1 - 26)???

Thanks,

Cheers,

Arthur

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 02:49:00 PM »
HI Jacques,

I came accross this icons set (http://voogee.deviantart.com/art/Grzanka-s-Icons-nr-2-44204272) from Grzanka, which actually shows Ice, snow and night (6 different moon settings).
Is this the set you're thinking of??

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Arthur

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 03:23:41 PM »
Hi Jacques,

Me again  :)

I mentioned this before, but a 'winter-kit' will be very difficult to realize, considering the Cumulus (= Zambretti) forecasts are defined for Sun & Rain / Wind.
What to do in Winter, when we have a (Toronto-Ontario infamous) 'Lake-Effect' Snow Flurry forecast, or simply snow with Ice Pallets???
Should we 'modify' the actual forecast icon manually with a winter set or is there a way to 'fool' the Cumulus forecast with a 'Winter Adjustment'??
Tricky  ;)  ;)

Let me know where you come up with....

Thanks,

Arthur

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 08:54:34 PM »
Hi Arthur,

You're right! We've discussed about more complete version of actual
WinterKit icons set but without doing it... but I think the moment is... now!

Then, I've done a pretty complete set to merge with the Day/Night Forecast icons set!
You can see it there: http://weatherbyyou.com/icons_grzanka_winterkit.php

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 01:35:16 PM »
HI Jacques,

Those look great!!
Thanks.

Question remains, HOW do we 'fool' the existing forecast numbers (1 -26) when there is a forecast of Snow instead of Rain??
I can change the icons, however this coming weekend the forecast is rain (icon # xx.png) and next week the temp drops and the forecast is Snow (icon # yy.png)...
Is there a way to use the <#isfreezing> webtag in combination, so we can use the new icon (with snow) in case the temp drops below '0"...??

Thanks,

Arthur

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 08:25:06 PM »
Hi Arthur,

I've revisited  fastly the Wnter Kit to extend it a few, but I must admit that it is incomplete
and I'm not satisfied of it. Then I'm about to work seriously on  it these days and if things
are going good this week-end I'll launch an extended Day/Night icons set with 116 icons!

By now I'll offer 4 seasons Day & Night forecast icons set!

But to answer your wishes, I don't know (as Steve) how to forecast ice or rain in winter!
This depend on altitude layers temperature, hen nothing that we can solve with a calculation...
but if you find something in your "web crawling", I'll be glad to implement it"  ;D

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Re: Droplets Icons set
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 11:19:35 AM »
HI Jacques,

Sounds promising, a 116 icons...  ;)
Wauw, that's a lot!!!

I'm still thinking of how to change the Cumulus 'Rain' forecast into some Snow icons when it's appropriate...!!
Hopefully we'll have a winter like last year in Toronto, when I left my snow shovel in the garage the entire season  :)
Is there anything we can do with the <#isfreezing> webtage (in combination with the current forecast string??
Something like:
<img src="images/meteo2/forecast_<#isdaylight>_ <#isfreezing> <#forecastnumber>.png"
In other words, when the temp is at or below "0" (<#isfreezing> then instead of the 'RAIN' icon it should display the 'SNOW' icon..(change numbers)?? Similar to the <#isdaylight> webtag.....

Please let me know your thoughts,

Thanks,

Arthur