Friday, September 21, 2018

Website re-write - now works for mobile

The website I've had was written off of an old style of mine where I used table nesting to get everything to arrange the way I wanted it. It was not responsive or adjustable for mobile phone or tablet browsers. I learned HTML coding back in the early days of the world wide web and a lot has changed since those days. We are talking about a time when if you wanted to look at a webpage you got onto a desktop computer and searched for or typed in a URL of a website you wanted to see.

Clearly over the past decade more and more people are using smart phones as their primary web browser, I of course realized this several years back. Personally I still prefer to use a desktop computer for most of my web browsing and work, but I know many others who only use their phones now for internet. I had a vision of how I wanted this website to look on a mobile phone but didn't have the time to sit down and learn how to do it. I am stubborn, and insist on writing my own code from scratch. I do this mainly for flexibility in the website design, and I don't like depending on remote sites or code libraries for source.

Long story short, I've spent the last few weeks refreshing my self with w3schools on html, css, and some javascript. With this new knowledge I wrote a new, responsive website that will re-arrange it's self automatically if viewed with a smaller browser or cell phone. Most importantly it looks the way I've always envisioned having it look.

You will notice there are now two weather stations for Shoreline. The original one I set up called the North Ridge Station, it's located in the northeast corner of the Echo Lake Neighborhood in Shoreline, Washington. The second station is called the Richmond Beach Station, located just north of the center of the Richmond Beach neighborhood of Shoreline, Washington. You can find more information about these stations in my "about" section.

I hope you find it much easier to use, as I have with the new layout and responsiveness. As always, feedback is welcome, if you'd like to see something look different, or if something isn't working right for you, please email me at