So I decided to play around with creating a dynamic php image to see how much work was involved and it’s actually pretty easy to do. In my case I wanted to solve the following problem.
I have a trip planned for a weekend coming up and I keep wanting to see what the weather is going to be like for that weekend. It seems everyday the weather.com forecast changes so I keep checking it on a daily basis. My options are
- go to the weather.com website, search for the zip code, then select view 10 day forecast or
- create a quick and easy automated way of looking for this information as a graphic.
Of course, I picked the latter. Here’s what we are about to create: