The above countdown shows the time to the next sunset (or sunrise, if it’s night-time). Why are we telling you the date and time of the next sunset or sunrise? Simple: our website design isn’t static, it changes depending on the time of day, or night, and the weather in your nearest capital city (or state capital in the USA).
While our backdrop may show images of the Liverpool skyline (near our office), interspersed with some of the most iconic landmarks across the world, the time of day and weather is specific to you. Our website takes the information based on your IP Address and extrapolates where in the world you’re based (usually accurate to your nearest capital city) and calculates the sunrise and sunset time for your area. Our CSS then adjusts to that time, so you can see our website in the day, the night, at sundown or sunup – watching the sunset on Engage Web is a beautiful sight we assure you.
But wait, there’s more. Not content with displaying the time of day or night in CSS form, our website also uses your IP Address to extrapolate the weather information for your area, and represents that too. So, if it’s raining where you are, it’s raining on our website. If you’re enjoying brilliant sunshine, so is our website. If you’re in the midst of a snow blizzard, so are we!
In total there are 47 different weather variations on our website, including several different types of rain – which will be handy for our UK visitors.
But wait, there’s more. In addition to the time of day, or night, and your local weather, our website also represents the lunar cycle, showing the correct moon for the time of month.
If you’re wondering why we’re using the IP Address and your nearest capital city rather than GEO Location from the browser, it’s because it’s not supported by all browsers as yet. If it were supported, we could provide more accurate weather to your area.
So, if you need to know the weather you no longer need to check the weather report, look at the weather on your phone or rely on your eyes by looking out of the window; you can just look at engageweb.co.uk (although looking out of the window may be more accurate).
Here are some of the 47 different weather variations you may see on our skyline. Check our site when the weather changes in your area, and to watch our spectacular sunsets and sunrises.