What is Aurora MKII ?
a* Weather34 Aurora MKII is a dedicated meteobridge template designed and developed in the English language only .
It does not support other languages and there is no planned support for any additional language support in the near or far future.
b* This template is designed with a dedicated Weather34 css framework , it does not use any third party ready made framework .
The css target file size is only 100kb uncompressed or minified(GZIP or similar use will reduce file load even more) therefore providing a good
load performance without having to load and wait for unnecessary bloated unused code .
No compatibility with other software ?
a* Weather34 has never used anything other than a meteobridge based software device since 2016 prior to that a direct hardware method was used
, therefore Weather34 does not have the knowledge or experience to develop for anything else.
Weather34 makes no claim to what software , hardware is better or worse.
*b Previous attempt and idea to outsource previous Weather34 work to work with other software,hardware other than meteobridge was
unsatisfactory and offered no benefit to Weather34 designs going forward.Weather34 recommends contact respective developers for other variants based on
Weather34 design of old .
No compatibility for Ecowitt and alike ?
a* Weather34 opened the door the for owners of Ecowitt hardware to collaborate in the hope something could be done to use all the additional
sensors offered in the type of hardware.
b* A snippet from an email "You have wasted my time , my money I only bought this station so I could use
Weather34 template. Ecowitt is far better than any Davis product , Davis is out of date ,ugly you should wake up , engage where the popular demand is
you will make more sales .Davis will be non existent in a few years.....goes on like this for another 10 lines .."
the email snippet seems to think Weather34 is in this to make money/sales just shows you how dumb some can be !.Weather34 templates are Free!
What Weather Stations are supported ?
a* All Davis Vantage products connected to a meteobridge are supported .
b* Other brands like Oregon,Weatherflow connected to a meteobridge are supported in a standard mapped primary sensor layout .
c* Additional hardware brands connected to a meteobridge like Purple Air,Luftdaten API,Davis Airlink are supported in a standard mapped secondary sensor layout .
What Meteobridge devices are supported ?
a* All meteobridge devices are supported with firmware 4.1 onwards .
b* NanoSD and RPI devices with the internal Weather34 version are not supported by Weather34 please contact the developer of meteobridge for info/solutions or engage via the *Meteobridge Forum.
Whats next for Weather34 ?
a* As always design trends evolve,change so Weather34 simply adapts particularly as css ideas evolve and browsers update their CSS support.
Weather34 continues to make template fully compatible with all new future PHP releases .
End of 2020 template was adapted to PHP 8.x with a very minor change in code ,this was made easier by continously following
PHP 7.x revision releases everytime so the transition to a major release like PHP 8 was a smooth one.
Where do the ideas of design come from ?
a* 99% of the ideas come from the site called
*Dribbble. Where many aspiring app designers share ideas .Dribbble doesnt offer code they are graphical
designed mock up images designed in Sketch or Adobe software and alike.So the hard part for Weather34 is to carry those designs over into pure css this
often takes weeks to months to get right , but painting by CSS is rewarding when you get you get it right.Benefits for the end user performance and appearance,
CSS design simply far outweighs than using jpg,png,gif,svg type images to render a visual element with load and ultimately
a cleaner overall appearance. A few lines of css is often all that is required.
What does Weather34 use for developing ?
a* Weather34 uses two local servers , one hosted on a dedicated localhost Apache/PHP 8 configured server (a modified old 2010 mac mini with no screen or keyboard just an ethernet connection to local access point no thrills
basic router) the other a software server configured via
*XAMPP on Mac OS Desktop.
b* Weather34 uses *Mac OSX Visual Code Studio for writing and developing code ,
this is a developers dream software and is free , ability to have thousands of options and plugins to make developing websites,scripts with ease and 99% error free.
c* Weather34 also offers *GITHUB access for those that want to collaborate with code solutions or
have full access to releases via a *Github Application Desktop access or direct updates.
Is Weather34 template really free ?
The simple answer is yes and always has been.Weather34 does not put a price tag on time or complain about "free time" unlike many sole individual developers.
When developers start whining about being a sole developer or they do this in there spare time, overhead costs well my simple response is "you should do something to
reduce the so called inconvience to your time" because at the end of the day you put yourself there not the end user.
Over the years Weather34 has simply reduced the support overhead by removing support for many of the popular software solutions and left it to those who are
prepared to commit themselves with development and support.This in turn simply keeps it at a very comfortable support level and allows it to progress in design
layout without concerns other than localized errors .Also by simply being honest with yourself and knowing your own limits you can easily continue without the inconvience
of your "free time being eaten up ! "
Designs were created by brian underdown
aka weather34 from 2015-
with the help of the weather enthusiast community.
Weather34 Meteobridge Aurora MKII Version ©2015-.
Aurora MKII Version is a weather34 designed template.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.