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Weather Sticker in Your Signature

Discussion in 'Weather' started by BruteForce750, Jan 7, 2010.

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  1. BruteForce750

    BruteForce750 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 133

    I wasn't a 100% sure where to post this, but since its weather related, I thought this might be the most appropriate spot....

    A weather sticker is a simple graphic that you put in your signature to display your current weather conditions. There are several websites that offer these and for the most part the method I show you will work for all of them. For demonstration purposes I will be using Http://www.weatherforyou.com. Below are a few of different options you'd be able to use in your signature.

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    [​IMG]


    Please DO NOT chose the overly large stickers. Not only will they make your signature look cumbersome, but it will slow the loading speed of the web pages and bring dial-up users to a screeching halt!
     
  2. BruteForce750

    BruteForce750 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 133

    Now for the fun!

    Follow this link to http://www.weatherforyou.com and choose the style sticker you want. Once you've located the style you want to display click on the "click here to automatically generate the HTML code" link provided below it. Next you need to input your desired city and state for which you want the weather.

    At this point you will have some code similar to this:
    HTML:
    <a href="http://www.weatherforyou.com/weather/massachusetts/lowell.html">
    <img src="http://www.weatherforyou.net/fcgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?config=png&forecast=hourly&alt=hwihourly&place=lowell&state=ma&country=us&hwvbg=&hwvtc=&hwvdisplay=" width="175" height="90" border="0" alt="Latest Lowell, Massachusetts, weather"></a>
    The important information we want out of that gibberish is the image location. You can find that by locating the
    HTML:
    <img src=>
    section of code. From here you will want to copy the web address that follows those tags. Be careful to only get the section you need which will be located within the quotation marks. From the prior example, the code you need to extract is:

    HTML:
    http://www.weatherforyou.net/fcgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?config=png&forecast=hourly&alt=hwihourly&place=lowell&state=ma&country=us&hwvbg=&hwvtc=&hwvdisplay= 
    Note: I stopped at the first quotation mark and did not include them in the code I need.

    Your almost there!

    Now, using the code you extracted you need to enter your user control panel and go to your signature settings (link should work if your logged in). Once there simply add the image tags to your extracted code so it looks like the following:
    HTML:
    [IMG]http://www.weatherforyou.net/fcgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?config=png&forecast=zone&alt=hwizonemicro&place=lowell&state=ma&country=us&hwvbg=&hwvtc=&daysonly=3[/IMG]
    Note: The ending tag has to have the "/" or it won't work properly

    Now simply save the changes and your new signature should load the sticker!

    Side note: Some of you may notice that the code we originally worked with will work fine when using in a normal forum post. This is because HTML is turned on for forum posts but turned off on signatures.
     
  3. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    thanks for the info....mine just stop showing up...idk what happen
     
  4. BruteForce750

    BruteForce750 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 133

    Is the code still in your signature? If so, post it and I'll tell you whats wrong.
     
  5. Matt400

    Matt400 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Hey..thats pretty cool but does it also update or did I just capture the image?
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  6. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    The reason is because they disables HTML in sigs.
     
  7. billet-boy

    billet-boy Member
    Messages: 97

    cool will this stay up to date?
     
  8. Matt400

    Matt400 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Looks like it does.. :bluebounc One cool thing is while online I can keep an eye on the area I may be plowing, while only 10 minutes away it is another 1500 feet higher and gets much more snow.
     
  9. Matt400

    Matt400 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Except... its not foggy here, or that cold :nono:
     
  10. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    i cant get it to work

    <a href="http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/71395.html?bannertypeclick=big2"><img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/weathersticker/big2_both_cond/language/www/global/stations/71395.gif" alt="Click for Halifax, Nova Scotia Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" /></a>
     
  11. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Got it

    thanks for the info took me some time lol tymusic
     
  12. snowman6

    snowman6 Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Mine will not work either

    <a href="http://www.weatherforyou.com/weather/michigan/milford.html">
    <aimg src="http://www.weatherforyou.net/fcgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?config=png&forecast=zandh&alt=hwizandh&place=milford&state=mi&country=us&daysonly=2&maxdays=5" width="375" height="270" border="0" alt="Latest Milford, Michigan, weather conditions and forecast"></>
     
  13. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480


    [​IMG]

    try that copy and past this in all it needs was [​IMG]

    Sorry try this


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  14. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Sorry lol

    <a href="http://www.weatherforyou.com/weather/michigan/milford.html">
    <aimg src="http://www.weatherforyou.net/fcgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?config=png&forecast=zandh&alt=hwizandh&place=milford&state=mi&country=us&daysonly=2&maxdays= 5" width="375" height="270" border="0" alt="Latest Milford, Michigan, weather conditions and forecast"></>
    @ the stat put [​IMG]
     
  15. snowman6

    snowman6 Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    damn

    It just keeps saying invalid message I copied and pastedthe secong reply you gave and put the[​IMG] so damn I guess whatever Thanks for your help though :waving:
     
  16. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    sorry i got i t now for u lol

    http://www.weatherforyou.net/fcgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?config=png&forecast=zandh&alt=hwizandh&place=milford&state=mi&country=us&daysonly=2&maxdays=5" width="375" height="270" border="0" alt="Latest Milford, Michigan, weather conditions and forecast[/IMG]


    but the [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  17. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    if i put it i get this lol

    [​IMG]
     
  18. snowman6

    snowman6 Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Thank you

    Got it:redbounce:redbounce:redbounce:waving: