Frequently Asked Questions

Use the web page

How can I display the text?

Hover the image on computers. Click the image on mobile devices.

How can I hide the text on mobile devices?

Click the image again (not on the text).

How can I follow the html link?

When clicking on the displayed text, a new window will open with a search for the latin name on DuckDuckGo.

About the flowers

What books do you use?

The books I use most are:
- Flora Helvetica: French and German versions available.
- Flora des Kantons Bern: German.
- Der BLV Pflanzenführer für unterwegs: German.
- Bestimmungsschlüssel zur Flora der Schweiz: German.

What web pages do you use?

The web sites I use most are:
- Flora Helvetica: available in DE/FR/IT.
- Tele Botanica: available in FR/EN.

How (and where) do you take the pictures?

When I'm walking around the mountains, I'm taken macros of nearly every flower I can see. Back at home, I find out what it is and publish it to the web.

What are these languages?

Latin, French, German and Italian. For the English names, please refer to the Wiki pages that are linked to the pictures.

What are the different versions?

- Sort by name: sort by Latin names.
- Sort by color: sort by flowers color.
- Mobile version: sort by flowers color, without hover effect to allow viewing the names under mobile devices.

Making of & Software

What software do you use to create the web site?

Nothing else than a better text editor to write the code and a simple picture editor to resize these images (Preview).

Why did you create this web page?

The first version was "just for fun" to learn some new CSS commands. After several comments about enhancements, I changed the concept and made a fully usable page.

Interface Problems

What browsers are supported?

It has been tested under:
- Android 2.3.5
- Mac OS X 10.7.5: Chrome 27.0, Firefox 21.0, Safari 6.0.5
- Microsoft Windows 7 Starter: Firefox 15.0.1/17.0.1, Internet Explorer 9.0
Best view is on Firefox running under Mac OS X.

Why is it that slow to load the page?

It always takes time to download more than 250 pictures...