About This Site
This site was produced on an Apple Mac Pro computer. The main software used was Dreamweaver, to produce the html coding, and Photoshop, to edit and resize photographs and graphics, both software titles are part of the Adobe Creative Suite.
Photographs were taken using originally an a350 Digital SLR camera, now replaced with an a77 Digital SLR camera, and a Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V compact camera, all manufactured by Sony. Photographs were improved and clipped using the excellent Aperture software from Apple.
The Weather Site TemplateThis site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.
This template is XHTML 1.0 compliant. Validate the XHTML and CSS of this page.
The Station HardwareThe station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station purchased from The Weather Shop in Eastbourne (click the logo below to view the Vantage Pro2 range on their site). The station is positioned well away from the house alongside the fence separating the wildflower meadows from the large field.
The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. The station is connected by wireless to the base, which is in turn connected to a Mac Pro computer using a data logger device. Data is collected and the site updated every 10 to 20 seconds.
The Station SoftwareThe data is collected using Weather Display Software, written and maintained by Brian Hamilton. The version used is running under Windows 7 on a Parallels 7 virtual machine.
The Live page uses data from Weather Display via an add-on called Weather Display Live (WDL) - this uses flash technology to grab the data and update the dials etc. It's made by Julian Best and can be obtained via the Weather Display website link above.