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#203422 12/18/2007 1:57 PM
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Hey guys,

How can I have those cute snow flakes falling over my forum?
Already tried a few scripts I found on the internet, but they don't seem to work crazy

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take your laptop to a snowstorm and open it up wink

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Like this I added it in my header.php file in the includes folder

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Roflmao, I like Ians idea better

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Where did you get the script? Can you send it to me pretty pleeaase? laugh

Ian, if it was snowing out here, I would whistle

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in all seriousness the scripts should work fine on your site - how are you setting it up?

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Here is the script, be sure to add it inside the <body></body> tags and to add the path to your snow image.



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<script type="text/javascript">

/******************************************
* Snow Effect Script- By Altan d.o.o. (http://www.altan.hr/snow/index.html)
* Visit Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/) for full source code
* Last updated Nov 9th, 05' by DD. This notice must stay intact for use
******************************************/
  function openwindow(){
window.open("autumn_effect.htm","","width=350,height=500")
}

  //Configure below to change URL path to the snow image
  var snowsrc="http://www.path/to/snow3.gif"
  // Configure below to change number of snow to render
  var no = 20;
  // Configure whether snow should disappear after x seconds (0=never):
  var hidesnowtime = 0;
  // Configure how much snow should drop down before fading ("windowheight" or "pageheight")
  var snowdistance = "pageheight";

///////////Stop Config//////////////////////////////////

  var ie4up = (document.all) ? 1 : 0;
  var ns6up = (document.getElementById&&!document.all) ? 1 : 0;

	function iecompattest(){
	return (document.compatMode && document.compatMode!="BackCompat")? document.documentElement : document.body
	}

  var dx, xp, yp;    // coordinate and position variables
  var am, stx, sty;  // amplitude and step variables
  var i, doc_width = 800, doc_height = 600; 
  
  if (ns6up) {
    doc_width = self.innerWidth;
    doc_height = self.innerHeight;
  } else if (ie4up) {
    doc_width = iecompattest().clientWidth;
    doc_height = iecompattest().clientHeight;
  }

  dx = new Array();
  xp = new Array();
  yp = new Array();
  am = new Array();
  stx = new Array();
  sty = new Array();
  snowsrc=(snowsrc.indexOf("dynamicdrive.com")!=-1)? "snow.gif" : snowsrc
  for (i = 0; i < no; ++ i) {  
    dx[i] = 0;                        // set coordinate variables
    xp[i] = Math.random()*(doc_width-50);  // set position variables
    yp[i] = Math.random()*doc_height;
    am[i] = Math.random()*20;         // set amplitude variables
    stx[i] = 0.02 + Math.random()/10; // set step variables
    sty[i] = 0.7 + Math.random();     // set step variables
		if (ie4up||ns6up) {
      if (i == 0) {
        document.write("<div id=\"dot"+ i +"\" style=\"POSITION: absolute; Z-INDEX: "+ i +"; VISIBILITY: visible; TOP: 15px; LEFT: 15px;\"><a href=\"http://dynamicdrive.com\"><img src='"+snowsrc+"' border=\"0\"><\/a><\/div>");
      } else {
        document.write("<div id=\"dot"+ i +"\" style=\"POSITION: absolute; Z-INDEX: "+ i +"; VISIBILITY: visible; TOP: 15px; LEFT: 15px;\"><img src='"+snowsrc+"' border=\"0\"><\/div>");
      }
    }
  }

  function snowIE_NS6() {  // IE and NS6 main animation function
    doc_width = ns6up?window.innerWidth-10 : iecompattest().clientWidth-10;
		doc_height=(window.innerHeight && snowdistance=="windowheight")? window.innerHeight : (ie4up && snowdistance=="windowheight")?  iecompattest().clientHeight : (ie4up && !window.opera && snowdistance=="pageheight")? iecompattest().scrollHeight : iecompattest().offsetHeight;
    for (i = 0; i < no; ++ i) {  // iterate for every dot
      yp[i] += sty[i];
      if (yp[i] > doc_height-50) {
        xp[i] = Math.random()*(doc_width-am[i]-30);
        yp[i] = 0;
        stx[i] = 0.02 + Math.random()/10;
        sty[i] = 0.7 + Math.random();
      }
      dx[i] += stx[i];
      document.getElementById("dot"+i).style.top=yp[i]+"px";
      document.getElementById("dot"+i).style.left=xp[i] + am[i]*Math.sin(dx[i])+"px";  
    }
    snowtimer=setTimeout("snowIE_NS6()", 10);
  }

	function hidesnow(){
		if (window.snowtimer) clearTimeout(snowtimer)
		for (i=0; i<no; i++) document.getElementById("dot"+i).style.visibility="hidden"
	}
		

if (ie4up||ns6up){
    snowIE_NS6();
		if (hidesnowtime>0)
		setTimeout("hidesnow()", hidesnowtime*1000)
		}

</script>

Last edited by gliderdad; 12/18/2007 5:20 PM. Reason: removed tags
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I copied this in the HTML Includes (header)

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<SCRIPT 
type="text/javascript"> /*Script distributed by Hypergurl.com Visit 
http://www.hypergurl.com/easyhtml.html for this script and many more */ // This 
part preloads images. You can use different images. // Change URL path to the 
snow image below grphcs=new Array(6) Image0=new Image(); Image0.src=grphcs[0]="http://www.pinksheep.be/images/snow.gif"; 
Image1=new Image(); Image1.src=grphcs[1]="http://www.pinksheep.be/images.snow.gif" Image2=new Image(); 
Image2.src=grphcs[2]="http://www.pinksheep.be/images/snow.gif" Image3=new Image(); Image3.src=grphcs[3]="http://www.pinksheep.be/images/snow.gif" 
Image4=new Image(); Image4.src=grphcs[4]="http://www.pinksheep.be/images/snow.gif" Image5=new Image(); 
Image5.src=grphcs[5]="http://www.pinksheep.be/images/snow.gif" // Configure below - change number 
of snow to render Amount=15; Ypos=new Array(); Xpos=new Array(); Speed=new Array(); 
Step=new Array(); Cstep=new Array(); ns=(document.layers)?1:0; ns6=(document.getElementById&&!document.all)?1:0; 
if (ns){ for (i = 0; i < Amount; i++){ var P=Math.floor(Math.random()*grphcs.length); 
rndPic=grphcs[P]; document.write("<LAYER NAME='sn"+i+"' LEFT=0 
TOP=0><img src="+rndPic+"></LAYER>"); } } else{ 
document.write('<div style="position:absolute;top:0px;left:0px"><div 
style="position:relative">'); for (i = 0; i < Amount; i++){ var 
P=Math.floor(Math.random()*grphcs.length); rndPic=grphcs[P]; document.write('<img 
id="si'+i+'" src="'+rndPic+'" style="position:absolute;top:0px;left:0px">'); 
} document.write('</div></div>'); } WinHeight=(ns||ns6)?window.innerHeight:window.document.body.clientHeight; 
WinWidth=(ns||ns6)?window.innerWidth-70:window.document.body.clientWidth; for 
(i=0; i < Amount; i++){ Ypos[i] = Math.round(Math.random()*WinHeight); Xpos[i] 
= Math.round(Math.random()*WinWidth); Speed[i]= Math.random()*5+3; Cstep[i]=0; 
Step[i]=Math.random()*0.1+0.05; } function fall(){ var WinHeight=(ns||ns6)?window.innerHeight:window.document.body.clientHeight; 
var WinWidth=(ns||ns6)?window.innerWidth-70:window.document.body.clientWidth; 
var hscrll=(ns||ns6)?window.pageYOffset:document.body.scrollTop; var wscrll=(ns||ns6)?window.pageXOffset:document.body.scrollLeft; 
for (i=0; i < Amount; i++){ sy = Speed[i]*Math.sin(90*Math.PI/180); sx = Speed[i]*Math.cos(Cstep[i]); 
Ypos[i]+=sy; Xpos[i]+=sx; if (Ypos[i] > WinHeight){ Ypos[i]=-60; Xpos[i]=Math.round(Math.random()*WinWidth); 
Speed[i]=Math.random()*5+3; } if (ns){ document.layers['sn'+i].left=Xpos[i]; document.layers['sn'+i].top=Ypos[i]+hscrll; 
} else if (ns6){ document.getElementById("si"+i).style.left=Math.min(WinWidth,Xpos[i]); 
document.getElementById("si"+i).style.top=Ypos[i]+hscrll; } else{ eval("document.all.si"+i).style.left=Xpos[i]; 
eval("document.all.si"+i).style.top=Ypos[i]+hscrll; } Cstep[i]+=Step[i]; 
} setTimeout('fall()',115); } window.onload=fall //--> </SCRIPT>

Last edited by Gizmo; 12/18/2007 8:45 PM.
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Did you get the script I sent to work?

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I would suggest trying gilderdad's script first - if that fails let us know smile

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I get falling red crosses now... hilarious grin

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Cool, all you need to do is fix the path to your snow. Find this

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[color:#FF0000]www.path/to/snow.gif[/color]

remove the color tags and make sure your path is right. That was my fault, sorry

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That's what I did grin

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What are the color tags for?
I removed them and it works for me.

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I accidentally put them in there for him to see were to change the path to his snow image.

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Ah - thought my brain was in neutral (again).

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Nope, it was my brain roflmao

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I get irritated from falling snow... It's a great visual teaser, however, if you try to click on a link, you end up clicking on the snow images and sometimes cannot get to links...


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i just make it snow in the shoutbox..

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LOL good idea smile .............

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I can see people all "theres whitenoise in the shoutbox!"


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What are you on about now ? wink

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Who knows at this point...


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Just add SNOW to the Gizmo posts wink

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What for a wipeout wink grin

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Originally Posted by gliderdad
I accidentally put them in there for him to see were to change the path to his snow image.

"her".. not that it matters, it's still snowing red crosses grin
I adjusted the image attributes, no idea if it would make any difference. Well, it doesn't.

More ideas?

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red x's means your path to your snow image is wrong or the permissions to the image is wrong. The fact that you see the red x's shows the script is working right.

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I checked the path already a zillion times, it's correct.
When I type in the path in IE, it shows the snow flake.
I've set the attributes to 777 .. crazy

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What path do you have in the script?

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are you using a relative path?

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I'm using this: var snowsrc="www.pinksheep.be/images/snow.gif"

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either use http:// at the start or use /images/snow.gif is that is the path.

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At the top of the script I have...

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  //Configure below to change URL path to the snow image
  var snowsrc="/index/snow.gif" 



further down I use...
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  document.write("<div id=\"dot"+ i +"\" style=\"POSITION: absolute; Z-INDEX: "+ i +"; VISIBILITY: visible; TOP: 15px; LEFT: 15px;\"><a href=\"http://mysite.co.uk\"><img src='"+snowsrc+"' border=\"0\"><\/a><\/div>");
      } else {


 

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When using a full URL you must prefix it with "http://" like Ian stated. If you do not, then it'll be looking for the image at http://www.pinksheep.be/forums/www.pinksheep.be/images/snow.gif


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Thans Gizmo smile ......

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Okay, that did it cool


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That would be down to the script - have you altered the variables at the top?

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I was too impatient, it just took them very long to fall again grin

What 'disturbs' me is that they start falling in the amount you indicated. Is it possible to have them fall one by one in stead of all 10 (in my case) at the time?
It looks very odd this way, as the page is refreshed very often, so most of the time, you just have a row of flakes falling down grin

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I found it myself! Thumbs up for me cool

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