Saturday, March 22, 2008

GPSMonitor Release

Well, I decided to go ahead and wrap up the initial release of GPSMonitor, my windows-based GPS data monitoring and translation tool that makes NMEA string data easily readable. Go ahead and give it a try!

Friday, March 21, 2008

More Web Page Preparations

I've put a bit more work into the site, getting it ready for upcoming software releases. The map for GPSMonitor now has controls on it, and it allows for the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. I've filled out a lot more on the GPSMonitor page, getting rid of the filler paragraph. I still need to get a screenshot or two so I can put them on the page.

I'm going to set up GPSMonitor with a PAD file and all that good stuff, so download sites will be able to easily keep up to date if I release an upgrade. I've been holding off until I can get both GPSMonitor and my PingGraph rewrite ready, to do it in one shot. That may take a while, so I'm considering putting GPSMonitor out really soon, then the updated PingGraph when it's done.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Home Page Redesign

The site redesign is going well, but is a bit slow due to Real Life continuing with its demands. I'm putting in the functionality I want on the site , then I will worry about making it look nicer by adjusting colors, logos, fonts, and all that fun stuff before declaring it live. I'm experimenting with doing the whole site as php files so I can include interesting things like RSS feeds and google maps inline.

During all this, I'm getting a major overhaul of PingGraph done which will organize the interface a lot better, and have much nicer timestamps on the graphs. I'm going to use a layout that I built into my GPS Monitor app. Speaking of which, the monitor works well, but is missing a feature or two that I really want to add, but one feature in particular needs the site to be running first. Those chickens and eggs are at it again, and I need to figure out the right order to get things done.

Thursday, March 6, 2008