PDA

View Full Version : Weather updates on a website




geekindisguise
Aug 13, 2009, 09:59 PM
I am designing a Family webpage that will just have updates a bookmarks, etc... And I thought it would be nice to put the local weather on it. I was thinking of using the same website as what I use for GeekTools but I don't know how that is supposed to work. I also would like to have a little image that shows what the conditions are. Maybe some Javascript that can replace "Partly Cloudy" to "PartlyCloudy.png" or something like that. I could make the images myself.

Thanks for the help!



ezekielrage_99
Aug 13, 2009, 11:48 PM
Try this http://www.weatherzone.com.au/about/freeweather.jsp

If you're not in Australia I believe WNI, AccuWeather and Custom Weather do allow a similar feed based.

geekindisguise
Aug 14, 2009, 07:15 AM
Is there anything that tells me just the temp. And conditions, like in GeekTools. Then I could make a js or php script to put the proper weather conditions image in place. How does GeekTools ONLY show those two things from that entire webpage?

SrWebDeveloper
Aug 14, 2009, 07:41 AM
Is there anything that tells me just the temp. And conditions, like in GeekTools.

Yes. Visit here (http://www.programmableweb.com/api/noaa-weather-service) to see various API's where you can pull specific data fields from their database and do with it as you please. This is a little more complex to setup than a mashup (also listed on that page, need to check 'em out to see if one does what you want)

API = Advanced Programming Interface - i.e. SOAP/RSS or XML-RPC - you code sends commands to the remote server, processed, and the remote server sends data back to your code, you process and display it.

Mashup = embedded HTML or Javascript or RSS in your site, the author of the mashup typically controls the look feel/content, some have a few options but far less control than API

-jim