Swellinfo Redesign

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Swellinfo, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    You can still scroll across the timeline. On desktop browsers, its the same, use mouseover. For mobile, the data is displayed underneath, and you have to press on the timeline to display the new hour data.
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  2. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Ok. Nice. I actually like the way this works now, as the data below displays the last timeline selected (and you do not need to continue to hold your finger on the graph). Also, in the previous implementation, sometimes the "tooltip" display of the data would sometimes show (i.e., render) outside the display area of the device.

    Thanks for taking the time to explain.
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  3. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    The forecast page is awful. It takes up three to four times as much page space to display the same info as before. I thought part of the purpose of the redesign was to improve mobile but it is even worse than ever on my iPhone 12x (not to mention my iWatch 14!). It's great if you like to scroll both up & down and sideways.

    I guess change for the sake of change is the way things are. I think it would have been better to use resources to improve the forecasts themselves. SI consistently over-calls my area. I know it's difficult with our narrow swell window but friggin' MSW gets it right much more often.
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  4. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Exactly. When I first started my business I was always thinking of new ways to change things up. It never helped and only hurt my business. Took a decade for me to figure that out, lol. This looks terrible, not user friendly. To be able to see every thing at a glance is the way it should be, this is really awkward
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  5. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    The ironic thing is I'm on older technology (Laptop with Windows 7) and the new format looks great and works great.
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  6. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    the pressure/wind/precip map is cool. Is that new....don't remember seeing it.
  7. marksharky

    marksharky Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    I like it good job, easy to read and really like the report section. Good Luck!
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  8. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    That has always been there.
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I guess I always used the swell and the wind...did not remember seeing the pressure map...which is helpful. Also, on the swell graph on forecast page, can you show the buoy that the data is being pulled from? And, it seems like similar technology that surfline uses for theirs. I just crossed reference swell data for Nags Head on both sites and the readings are different (I presume settings for data maybe from different buoys but it illustrates the ENE swell showing up later on swell info...11am tomorrow vs 9pm this eve for surfline). Albeit a .6'@ 10, they are being picked up/predicted and different times.

    I have seen this even with previous design. It just seems odd that both sites would be using a separate buoy for the same locale...
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  10. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Windows 7???
    Wasn't that used when giant lizards roamed the land?? Seems as if that asteroid missed your computer....lol
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  11. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    ok I'm getting the hang of it. I could get used to this, not bad at all. In fact, maybe even pretty good lol.

    I usually access this site on my tablet and I found out that if I turn the tablet lengthwise instead of upright, I get the full effects of the charts and graphs.

    What originally pissed me off was the color chart says "scroll" and when I drag my finger to scroll, no dice. I actually have to "tap" the chart to see the timeline. Okay.
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yeah my initial reaction when I was checking the test site was meh, but a 2nd and 3rd look felt better. It’s just getting use to a different look and feel is what it comes down to, but all of the data is the same, just displayed differently.
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  13. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    i like it. thumbs up
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  14. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Looks like it does show which buoy on report tab but not forecast tab....
  15. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    With regards to the the surf graph, Sure would be helpful if the swell direction was in degrees instead of just south or south east etc. Couple of degrees either way on an east swell for example could make or break a spot. Other sites have that data. Would keep users on this site and not checking out bouys or your competitors sites.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2018
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  16. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    I’m getting used to it now. Not bad.
  17. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Is it still updating the forecast on the 6s and 12s?
  18. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    I will check this out, thanks!
  19. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
  20. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    On the bottom of the timeline, it shows the update time.

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