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AARoads shield generator
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:56:41 PM »

Hey,

I am wondering if anyone else is having issues with the shield generator. :confused: I click on the link and the page opens saying flash loading, and then the page is just blank with no generator showing up?  I see the ads, menu, and header/footer but nothing in the middle.  Is the generator down, or is it my computer? 

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 11:31:36 PM »

Pretty sure that it hasn’t worked for a good while now. 

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 05:24:38 PM »

It is also the same on my end.

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 09:10:30 PM »

It's pretty much dead. I discovered that I could not get it to work on Chrome, Firefox or IE a couple of weeks ago. I wrote Jake about it and he said with flash depreciated, it likely would have to be rewrote in a more modern code language. I'll remove it from the site when I get to reworking the shield gallery.

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 09:39:18 AM »

Meanwhile, you should try the Shields Up! generator; it has the same features as the AARoads one, and is a much better alternative.
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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 01:40:20 PM »

Any member with coding knowledge that wants to try to create a new one is welcome to do so. Will supply the original files for anyone interested.

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 05:09:13 PM »

Meanwhile, you should try the Shields Up! generator; it has the same features as the AARoads one, and is a much better alternative.

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 01:46:06 PM »

Shields Up also doesn't have the historical California signs. I discovered the generator wasn't working today while starting work on the highway pages; it was working back in September, so some recent change in Flash must have killed it.
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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2017, 03:23:06 PM »

Shields Up also doesn't have the historical California signs. I discovered the generator wasn't working today while starting work on the highway pages; it was working back in September, so some recent change in Flash must have killed it.

Pretty much, yeah. It wasn't saving shields, though...that part crashed a long time ago, so I had to do a copy-paste to save anything I created.
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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 07:05:31 PM »

I've had some back and forth with David over at Shields Up. I think if someone can get him the historical shields, he'll see if he can work those into the tool.
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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 11:34:25 PM »

Meanwhile, you should try the Shields Up! generator; it has the same features as the AARoads one, and is a much better alternative.

Or just open up your favorite graphics editor program and make your own. Templates for virtually all sign types are readily available online.

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 09:34:39 AM »

Meanwhile, you should try the Shields Up! generator; it has the same features as the AARoads one, and is a much better alternative.

Or just open up your favorite graphics editor program and make your own. Templates for virtually all sign types are readily available online.


I saved a bunch of signs from the Shield Generator, so I can make my own as needed.  Plus there are several commercial sign manufacturers that have designs that you can save.


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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 02:52:28 PM »

Meanwhile, you should try the Shields Up! generator; it has the same features as the AARoads one, and is a much better alternative.

Or just open up your favorite graphics editor program and make your own. Templates for virtually all sign types are readily available online.

Agreed. When I discovered the "save" feature didn't work on the Shield Generator, I just decided to make my shields in Inkscape using blank highway shields off of Wikipedia.

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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 08:18:36 PM »

Meanwhile, you should try the Shields Up! generator; it has the same features as the AARoads one, and is a much better alternative.

Or just open up your favorite graphics editor program and make your own. Templates for virtually all sign types are readily available online.

Agreed. When I discovered the "save" feature didn't work on the Shield Generator, I just decided to make my shields in Inkscape using blank highway shields off of Wikipedia.

I did "print screen" from the generator then edited them in my graphics program.
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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 06:00:34 AM »

I wouldn’t mind fixing the page. I see some graphical improvements I could make.


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Re: AARoads shield generator
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 10:42:36 AM »

I wouldn’t mind fixing the page. I see some graphical improvements I could make.



No promises, but I'll present it to the rest of the staff.
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