Want to use my own picture as background

YoWindow widget Questions, Suggestions and Bugs
Registered users do not see the advertisments

Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Gloria » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:31 pm

Registered users do not see the advertisments
I have successfully made a background of my picture and uploaded it to YoWindow, that is I can now see it under the heading "Landscapes". (at least that is what I think it means, am I wrong?) I have the default weather widget on my blog, but would now like to use my own background. I am not good at HTML, so I would be very grateful for some help in adjusting the code. My picture has ID: Marathounta weather_12D6F5CC74E.
Gloria




Share |

YoWindow - weather widget, weather screensaver, desktop weather
Gloria
 
Registered users do not see the advertisments




Registered users do not see the advertisments

Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby ikarus1969 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:55 pm

Gloria wrote:I have successfully made a background of my picture and uploaded it to YoWindow, that is I can now see it under the heading "Landscapes". (at least that is what I think it means, am I wrong?)

No, you're right - congratulations! If you see your landscape with some clouds moving (depending on the weather of course) everything's fine!

Gloria wrote:I have the default weather widget on my blog, but would now like to use my own background. I am not good at HTML, so I would be very grateful for some help in adjusting the code. My picture has ID: Marathounta weather_12D6F5CC74E.
Gloria

I assume you've generated the code for the widget for your blog on this site, right: http://yowindow.com/weatherwidget.html ?

At the end of point 6 there's a link to a page where some help is given for those who want to put their own landscape on a website.
Have you already read this page and if yes, can you tell us at which point you don't know how to proceed? Which things on this help-page are unclear to you?

Additionally there's a link to a complete list of parameters for the widget.



Share |
»Man is impressive. In a universe full of untold secrets he has invented boredom.«
User avatar
ikarus1969
 
Posts: 1645
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:58 am
Location: Vienna, Austria
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Gloria » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:28 pm

Ikarus, thanks for your speedy reply. I think I must have downloaded from another page because I can't remember seeing that link! :?
Actually, my blog is on blogspot.com and I don't know how to upload anything like an xml-file to that site. I suppose I must ask them about that. I had hoped that it could be done with just some adjustments to the html-file....
Ah well, back to the drawing board!
Gloria



Share |
Gloria
 
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Gloria » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:48 pm

Ikarus,
By the way, why is it that the weather widget with the default background loads direct when I post the code into my blog, but that there so much more difficult to use my own background even though I have uploaded it to the YoWindow site?
This is probably a stupid question, but if you don't ask you'll never know anything.
Kind regards,
Gloria



Share |
Gloria
 
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby ikarus1969 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:44 am

Gloria wrote:Ikarus,
By the way, why is it that the weather widget with the default background loads direct when I post the code into my blog, but that there so much more difficult to use my own background even though I have uploaded it to the YoWindow site?
This is probably a stupid question, but if you don't ask you'll never know anything.
Kind regards,
Gloria

When you create a landscape for YoWindow and use it in the desktop version you do not upload it to the YoWindow site!
It's just saved (the .png-file or the .swf-file topgether with the .ywl-file) onto your own computer in the directory of your choice.

When you want to use a landscape of your own you have to upload all necessary files to your webspace and adapt the html-code - but as you posted in the "Question"-subforum you've already learned about the flashvars-parameter.

Last but not least: "Stupid is as stupid does." (Forrest Gump) And asking questions definitely is not stupid!



Share |
»Man is impressive. In a universe full of untold secrets he has invented boredom.«
User avatar
ikarus1969
 
Posts: 1645
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:58 am
Location: Vienna, Austria
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Gloria » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:17 am

Good morning Ikarus,

And thank you for your patience in answering my questions. I have learned a lot and I shall now be able to puzzle this out given a little time.

Have a good week!
Kind regards,
Gloria



Share |
Gloria
 
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Asim Jofa » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:01 pm

Also, why is it that the weather widget with the default background is loaded directly when I send the code in my blog, but there is so much more difficult to use my own background, but I downloaded it YoWindow site?
This is probably a stupid question, but if you do not ask, you never know anything.



Share |
Asim Jofa
 
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Mallorca » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:38 pm

Hi Asim,
welcome in our forum. You are right, if you don't ask, you never will get an aswer :)
Did you follow this tutorial? http://yowindow.com/widget_and_landscape
And it would be helpful to give us your URL, so we can see what happens on your website.
Werner



Share |
User avatar
Mallorca
 
Posts: 1757
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:59 am
Location: Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Firefig » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:48 am

Thanks, Mallorca, for sharing the tutorial, though it was little of help for me, since i still cannot open SWF files inside YoWindow..



Share |
Firefig
 
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Re: Want to use my own picture as background

Postby Mallorca » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:21 am

Hi Asim,
again, please give us your URL so we can have a look at your website.
Werner



Share |
User avatar
Mallorca
 
Posts: 1757
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:59 am
Location: Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain
Registered users do not see the advertisments





Next

Return to Widget for Site or Blog

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Registered users do not see the advertisments