Attention Webmasters: Win Probability Widget

Webmasters? Does anyone use that term any more? In any case, if you run a website or blog, particularly a Steelers site or Packers site, you can now include live win probability graphs on your own home page. I've created a widget with some simple html code, and the Super Bowl is a great opportunity to try it out.

I'm able to do this because I've added another server that will handle a much greater traffic load. As regular visitors will attest, the demand for the live graphs would often crash the site, especially during nationally televised games. Hopefully, that's a thing of past because it drove me crazy resetting the server over and over. The new link for live WP graphs is, but the old link will still work too.

The WP widget is just like the smaller version of the graph I show on my main page during live games. It's 500 pixels wide and 450 pixels tall, so it's easy to place in most blog formats. Just add the following html snippet to your site.

There are no ads or anything else to worry about. But fair warning, clicking on the graph links to the full version. Here's what it looks like:

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4 Responses to “Attention Webmasters: Win Probability Widget”

  1. JMM says:

    Will it be accessible fron an iPad or iPhone?

  2. Brian Burke says:

    For mobile sites, you can use

  3. Dean Jackson says:

    It's been timing out completely during the last few Steelers games, any odds it's beefed up for the big game?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Have you looked at a caching/proxy server like apache traffic server or squid to help? Would need to add some Cache-Control headers (perhaps caching the data urls for 30 seconds), and the charts.swf (for however long you can stand not to update the code), you can probably ramp up the servers quite a bit.

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