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    Tyler Wight

    Hi guys,

     

    I came here to add that unfortunately SimpleWeather is no longer working. SimpleWeather uses Yahoo Weather's API to get it's information, and Yahoo Weather has just changed their API. SimpleWeather has decided not to update this applet to work with Yahoo Weather's new API, so it will no longer function.

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    Benjamin Jones
    I'd also love to see any weather widgets you guys have been able to put into Rise.  I love the modern look.
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    kcalderw
    What are the dimensions for the forecast.io placeholder you have?
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    Darius Aleksas
    Size: 680pxX210px
    V-scroll: 50px
    Zoom: 100%

    This way I can keep that ugly alert message hidden.
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    Luann Langel
    How do you set the order of your placeholders?  My graphic is covering my weather & time.  Thanks
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    Bryant Beers
    Luann,

    This is defined by the Z axis order. There should be an option under each placeholders settings section to type in a Z number. I believe the lowest number (0/1) means it's on top of all the others. You'll have to mess around with it and see.
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    Darius Aleksas
    It is Z-order value that determines where the placeholder is in the stack of placeholders. The smaller the value, the further back placeholder is. I personally assign '100' Z-order value to all of my placeholders I definitely want to stay on the top )))
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    Bryant Beers
    Oh my bad then! I've never had to mess with Z order before, and when I typed in 1, I think my placeholder ended up on top of the others. Thanks for the correction here!
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    HSuarez
    Benjamin,
    I have seen a few ideas on how the weather is being added to presentations including the ones we have in Store and they usually involve embedding via the HTML Widget like the example from forecast.io. So long as the provider can allow embedding.
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    Darius Aleksas
    Benjamin, this is some awesome stuff I can appreciate. Thank you.
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    Ben Shuman
    I use weather underground full screen live map with the forcast.io embeded widget to create my weather slide with live radar.  
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    Beth Belt
    I am wondering how you got the Daily Forecast portion of your presentaion bigger??
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    Ben Shuman
    It is 1920px wide x 390 high
    Vertical Scroll is set to 80px
    Zoom is set to 200%
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    Ben Shuman
    I'd be careful with the Wunderground map if you use audio on your displays BTW - They occasionally have autoplay ad's that play outside the view we present - since we don't use any audio, we just turned the volume off.  If you need audio, you might need to find another method to mute a webpage in chrome.
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    Beth Belt
    I kind of grasp very basic HTML stuff if I am told where to plug things in at and monkey around with it, I tried with the information you sent to me but alas nothing changed. Do you know what I am doing wrong? By the way I looked every where and could not find a place for Vertical Scroll or Zoom, or is that something that needs to input in to the HTML?

    <iframe id="forecast_embed" type="text/html" frameborder="0" height="245" width="100%"src="http://forecast.io/embed/#lat=36.728115&lon=-91.852371&name=West Plains"> </iframe 



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    Darius Aleksas
    I see you are using HTML Item. I recommend using HTML Widget. RV is going to drop Items all at once together with the old editor. In this case you will have to re-do everything.

    Also, it might not work because you have not closed </iframe> bracket properly; you are missing ">"

    Otherwise, with that fixed, your iframe is working fine in HTML Widget

    http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=d0024b65-7083-41ff-936b-45d9c76224a8&sho...
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    Ben Shuman
    You are using the HTML 'Item'

    If you go to Add>Content > (this will open the store) add the Web Page Widget, you'll see this:


    A bit easier, although you could do the samething via HTML with the right code...
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    Beth Belt
    Oh OK Thanks I will fix it! 

    Also What is this about dropping the Old Editor? I have a colleauge that can choose between the version that I am using (which I guess is classic?) and a different one on her desktop. I however cannot do that, our tech even updated mine, any thoughts on that?
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    Ben Shuman
    Click this link or paste this URL into your browser

    https://apps.risevision.com

    If that doesn't work, what browser/version are you using?
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    Beth Belt
    Oh that worked....
    (Says the sarcasticly defeated & annoyed Librarian that can't hardly stand so many changes)
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    Neil Chaney
    Would you be willing to share on how you embedded the radar also? I think it is pretty neat. Thanks
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    Ben Shuman
    I hacked things a bit - I was able to use weather undergrounds full screen map to create a map of the location I wanted (keep the location a slightly further to the right and bottom than center).  Select 'Radar' and make sure its playing, move the ad to the left and choose any other appropriate settings.  Then click on the 'link to' button for the raw link to the map.

    In Rise, create a presentation with a place holder for the map that is 345 px longer than you need (for a full screen, this would be 1920+345=2265px).  Place a webpage widget into this placeholder and tell it to crop 70px vertically and 345px horizontally.  Preview to see if it works for you.  

    This gives me a full screen weather map with motion radar and storm tracks with no ads (visible).

    I've had it running for more than 9 months on different players and no issues yet with settings resetting.  

    Only problem we've had were autoplay adds (off screen) that started making noises through the TV - We just turned off the volume ;-)
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    Ben Shuman
    Looks Great!
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    Benjamin Jones
    I'd love to know what specific code you put in the iframe to make yours so large.  When I try with mine, it just keeps it the same size :)
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    Benjamin Jones
    Also would love to know how you removed the 'More at Forecast.io' :D
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    Darius Aleksas
    This you can hide wirh overlaying placeholder.
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    Ben Shuman
    You may have to click 'show previous comments' to see my earlier instructions - But using the webpage widget, I used the following settings

    It is 1920px wide x 390 high
    Vertical Scroll is set to 80px (hides the top bar - location and Weather.io link)
    Zoom is set to 200% (zooms in)
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    Benjamin Jones
    Ahhh!!  I see what you did.. I was using just regular HTML.  I was able to achieve a similar result using some CSS, but I must admit I think I like your version a bit better :)
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    Beth Belt
    When I finally Figured out to use the webpage widget I just put in the link, I never noticed anyting like, 'More at Forecast.io'

    Here is what mine looks like, I have yet to begin using the "new" editor, so it may be different from everyone else's.
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