- This thing will eventually need a name.
- Add more data points
- Additional tents: Z Packs (needs vestibule data), Tarp Tent (needs accurate vestibule data), LightHeart Gear, Big Agnes, MSR, Kelty, Sierra Designs, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardware, ect....
- Adjust "vestibule" data point. Perhaps just number of usably sized vestibules? Z Packs and Tarp Tent don't include that data and it's becoming a tough metric to fill. THOUGHTS?
- Adjust table for ease of reading
- Remove "Manufacturer" as a an independent row
- Change "People" to "Capacity"
- Consider alternating row shading or including table lines
- Add units
- Short how-to use blurb (eventually).
- robably some links to small pop-up style pages with info in order to limit clutter on actual page.
- Z Packs gear is calculated to include weight of tent stakes.
- Tarps floor space is calculated by doing length times width, even though most tarps are tapered at the ends.....
- Update "style" to conform with all data
- Remove "pockets" variable?
DOUG! I want to remove the vestibule data completely. It's a bitch.
STYLE Variables: Double Wall Freestanding, Single Wall Freestanding, Double Wall, Single Wall, Enclosed Tarp, Tarp
Doug, is it possible to use a slider toggle for certain elements, rather than adjusting the graphs? Knowing how many items fall into each category is cool, but not that useful. I dunno if that's something easy to do, but it may help streamline the layout and increase ease of use.
Also, I'm using bold text to indicate to do and changing it to normal as it was done. I'm not sure why I can't use strikethrough with this new version of squarespace.
I can do a strikethrough! Suck it.
(RESET ALL FILTERS)
Floor Width Max
Double Wall: enclosed tent with fly.
Single Wall: enclosed tent, no fly.
Enclosed Tarp: tarp with enclosed mesh and floor for bug protection.
Tarp: tarp only, no mesh or ground cloth.
* All weights include stuff sacks, guy lines, and stakes.
** Area related statistics are a general guide. Most tent (ZPacks, at least) areas are found by using the width at center of tent multiplied by the total length. Most tents are not perfectly rectangular, but rather taper off at head and foot. Tarps are especially prone to this. Therefor, the dimensional statistics are a rough guide, but not an entirely accurate representation of available space.
*** Tarps do not include weight of a ground cloth. You will want one. Depending on what you choose to use this will add additional weight to your complete set-up.
This is where Doug's notes will live.
01/04/2015 Began gear comparison project 1st stop is two person tents compiled data for 24 tents from outdoorgearlab.com created html and js files
01/15/2015 charts now work just have to figure out which ones to use and which metrics to track
01/25/2015 changed row chart font color to black made capacity row chart made peak height chart made all axis limits dynamic fixed chart margins
01/26/2015 messed with some subtle formatting to make more aesthetic and mobile-friendly
ideally every tent has every column filled!
Assignment for Daniel:
figure out how to quantify vestibule area and packed size
is there any value in pockets?
doorStyle and style? — lock this up
color, materials, qualitative assessment of things like durability?
add more tents
bin data: ( row charts )
manufacturer:string — done
capacity:float — done
doors:float — done
quantitive decisional data: ( bar charts )
weight:float — done
price:float — done
floorLength:float — done
peakHeight:float — done
floorWidthMax:float — done
multidimensional bubble charts: (color is manufacturer)
cost vs. weight
unclassified: ( not sure what to do with these )
packedSize: floatxfloat (string)
floorDimensions: floatxfloat (string)