Except for that small icon that alternates between "Best Sites" and "AFS Analytics", there is no advertising on my web site. That small icon is just a way for me to collect statistics on my web pages. Beyond that, there shouldn't be any annoyances. I fund this web site completely on my own.
It is now the year . I started my web site on June 5, 2004 and has it evolved as time moved on. What you see now is a rewrite. I rewrote the entire web site for many reasons. My original web site seemed to work well, but it was a little problematic for maintainance and adding pages. So a much simpler format has been adopted.
Note: Even though this rewrite is not complete, I am publishing it anyway. It has be come too big and too clumsy to keep in a test mode. So you may find some pages incomplete and other still in the old format. I am still working on the site but I don't have any real finish date. Part of that is because I get an idea for a new page, and get distracted. My original web site will be available for a while, but as new pages are completed, redirect pages will take their place.
Conventions Used: To keep consistancy between pages, there are certain conventions that I have adopted.
- Calculate Buttons: While all of my pages perform some kind of calculations, there are no buttons that say "Calculate" on any of my pages. Each time you change a input, and then click any where else on the page, the entire page is recalculated. This may seem like a lot of calculating, but even the most complicated of my pages recalculates in a fraction of a second and is not noticable.
- Input Data: Input data is prompted for using HTML <input> tags. Often there are cases when some <input> data is not required, fixed, or simply not wanted. In those cases the <input> will be "grayed" out. User input will be disabled.
- Output Data:
- Data Dimensions:
Printing: Most of the pictures on my site are not pictures at all. They are drawings that are created dynamically, when the web page is loaded. However, if you try to print some of the drawings, like schematics, you might discover a problem with the text being offset. The offset causes some of the drawings to be unreadable. I have tried Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox and Edge and they all do the same thing, just to different degrees. The only effective way I found to print say, one of my schematics, is to do a Screen Capture with IrfanView. I tried other tools for a screen capture but they didn't work. But, I don't have the time, or inclination, to do an exhaustive search of every Screen Capture tool available.
IrfanView is a free graphics tool that contains, among other things, the ability to do a Screen Capture. Once the image is captured, the background color can be removed/changed. Removing or changing the background color must be done before the captured image is saved.