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[Resolved] [Plugin: Animated weather widget by weatherfor.us] Forcast vs Current Temp

  • I’ve already commented about liking the idea behind your app. However, there are some very basic issues, which need to be addressed.

    • Changing units from Celsius and Meters per Second, to Fahrenheit and Miles per Hour.
    • Local Conditions vs Forcast. The current state only shows a forcasted High and wind speed. However, currently your app is best suited for current conditions and would be made significantly better, if “Current Conditions” is what it displayed. Sure, it’d be cool to also show some forcast data about the day, which current conditions are being displayed for, but first get the “Current Conditions” fixed.
    • The simple lack of control over layout, is extremely annoying. An iFrame is a terible way to control such a visually apealing plugin. For instance, the first thing I wanted to do, was adjust the CSS to move it 20px further to the right. Can’t do that with an iFrame.

    I’m a User Interface (UI) guy, so when I see a plugin with great potential, but a lacking UI, I try to provide some feedback, as to how to make it better. You have a great start, but without these three issues being address, the plugin will not be a suitable source, for weather, in the US especially.

    I might also suggest you switch your weather data provider to Yahoo Weather.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/weather-for-us-widget/

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  • Plugin Author zenogaisis

    @zenogaisis

    Hey,

    Thanks for feed back I am right now working on some details that will actually take care of some of your issues. You can see how much detail I have to put in so I am very well aware of the number of iterations it will take me to refine the design and actually make it stand in a great state.

    For iFrame primary reason is security and live updates (Yes we will update the weather live).

    Keep supporting the plugin and I will make sure it’s the best weather widget around 🙂

    Plugin Author zenogaisis

    @zenogaisis

    Fixed units system, some UI improvements and Annotaions delayed for next release

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