So I've finally gotten around to updating the gear ratio calculator.
I've put it out for beta testing here: Gear Ratio Calculator
The original one is still up and running so if there are major problems, I'll get them fixed before I take the old one away.
I don't have one of every type of computer with every type of browser out there so I don't know if there's any huge errors I haven't seen yet. I've tested it with Firefox under Linux and Windows, as well as a newer version of IE. I don't own any Apple products so I can't test the browser on that platform. I also don't have any other browsers installed so I don't know how well it works with Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc. I would greatly appreciate feedback from people who can test with one of those.
I will warn you that I didn't worry about compatibility with old browsers so there may be some really broken features if you're using an old browser that doesn't work with HTML5.
- No more "Calculate" button. Every time you enter anything into the form, it will automatically update for you. There is no need to waste time hitting the button. If it shows empty fields in the bottom, you're missing something like tire size or gear ratio.
- Copy buttons. You can now copy your selection from one side to the other. You can copy them individually or copy the whole form from one side to the other.
- The standard and metric forms have been combined into one form. Now you just select "SAE" or "Metric" at the top.
- I alphabetized all of the transmissions, transfer cases and underdrives. Nothing went away but you may need to search further down the list to find what you are used to finding at the top. It will make maintenance easier in the future.
- Style changes. I've ben teaching myself about HTML 5 and formatting web pages. It's probably still crude by some people's standards but I think it looks better than it used to.
- I started up a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/grimmjeeper It's not much but it's another way for people to send me feedback.
What I still have left to do:
- Add a "save your settings" button to the form. If you have a modern browser, it should support saving all the settings on your local hard drive. Look for a new button towards the top that will let you save everything so it all pops back up the way you left it.
- Rewrite the instructions. Granted, it won't be much. But I should probably do it.
- Fix anything that you all find and tell me about.
So let me know if you notice any glaring errors. Or even any small ones. I'll do my best to fix them.
Oh, and pass this on to anyone and everyone you want. I don't get on every forum but I'd like to spread the word on this new calculator and get feedback.