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MadForPlaid
08-10-2006, 12:55 PM
All:

The newest version of my dynamic, interactive 2006 NFL Schedule is now complete!

I have incorporated data from NFL.com and DirecTV.com, while accounting for all byes, games, times, networks, NFL Sunday Ticket channels, etc!!

http://www.dslextreme.com/users/madforplaid/nfl_schedule.html

To view a particular team's schedule, click on their helmet image to open up a new browser window displaying their 2006 NFL Schedule. Additionally, I have provided quick reference images/radio buttons below the current team's crest image to view and alternate between each division opponent's schedule.

The week radio buttons are used to display in a new browser window the schedule for a given week including all byes and games for each team.

Within all schedules, team as well as week, click on an image to open up a new browser window of that team's official website, NFL.com, or SuperBowl.com respectively.

Regarding any formatting/display issues, I have tailored the website for Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) only since the coding takes such an extensive amount of time. Simply use IE (screen resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels) instead of other browsers!!

Hours upon hours go into this code every year. The reason being because NFL.com and DirecTV.com continually change their websites, i.e. update their look and feel! This forces me to rewrite my code to capture all schedule data accordingly.

I use VBA (Excel web query macros) each year to generate the JavaScript code used to populate all the data. Without VBA, manually creating the JavaScript would be a nightmare for each new season's schedule.

Others have suggested tailoring the NFL Schedule to a user's location, i.e. time zone, etc., factoring in local channels, and creating versions compatible with all browsers. So, for next season, these become my next challenges!

If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know.

Enjoy,

MadForPlaid

Mainge
08-10-2006, 12:57 PM
Pretty cool, dude. Thanks.

Silverphin
08-10-2006, 02:07 PM
Why is this SPAM?

MadForPlaid
08-10-2006, 03:02 PM
Pretty cool, dude. Thanks.

Mainge,

Thanks for the kudos!


Why is this SPAM?

Silverphin,

Why the spam reference? I created this for the ease-of-use enjoyment for everyone...

By the way, I may even update the NFL schedule for all time zones this season time permitting!

More later,

MadForPlaid

Silverphin
08-12-2006, 01:27 PM
Mainge,

Thanks for the kudos!



Silverphin,

Why the spam reference? I created this for the ease-of-use enjoyment for everyone...

By the way, I may even update the NFL schedule for all time zones this season time permitting!

More later,

MadForPlaid

It's nothing against you. I think this is a great thread, thus why I asked why this is placed here.

MadForPlaid
08-13-2006, 01:44 PM
It's nothing against you. I think this is a great thread, thus why I asked why this is placed here.

Silverphin,

My apologies, I thought you were the one who moved the thread; thanks for the kudos as well!!

Yeah, I am stil perplexed as to why it was moved. Maybe there is a 'TheGangGreen' admin lurking as an admin over here: http://forums.theganggreen.com/showthread.php?t=9666

I created this to share with others so that it is a quick, accurate NFL schedule reference for all to enjoy especially those with DirecTV!!

Regarding the flexible schedules this year, once the game/network/channel/time changes are announced in the days leading up to NBC's Sunday night games for the final weeks of the season, I will immediately rerun my VBA macros to generate the new JavaScript and update the necessary HTML/JS files!

In summary, here is the user's guide:

To view a particular team's schedule, click on their helmet image to open up a new browser window displaying their 2006 NFL Schedule. Additionally, I have provided quick reference images/radio buttons below the current team's crest image to view each division opponent's schedule.

The week radio buttons are used to display in a new browser window the schedule for a given week including all byes and games for each team.

Within all schedules, team as well as week, click on an image to open up a new browser window of that team's official website, NFL.com, or SuperBowl.com respectively.

I am also planning to update the NFL schedule for all time zones this season, time permitting.

More later,

MadForPlaid