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#1 Old 05-04-2004, 10:26 AM
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I've got it narrowed down to 2. I've installed one but I'm not sure I like it.



https://www.veggieboards.com/recipes/



Please do not sign up or add any more recipes.



It's very clean and basic. I love the look. Ignore the login feature, it only allows you to save your favorites and since it can't be tied in with the boards I plan on removing it.



The add process is a bit cumbersome. You can not select your own category when adding a recipe (I have to do that). You also can't attach a photo. And the ingredients/instructions boxes are flip-flopped so a lot of people will put the wrong info in the wrong box (which I will have to fix). And the ratings do not show how many people have voted.



This is the other one...



http://www.scriptsjoint.com/cookbook/index.php



I realize it's not very pretty but I can work on that. This one addresses all of the concerns I have about the first one. In addition, we can have secondary categories for each item - such as cuisine, tofu, meat-replacement, etc. It's a bit more advanced and there is no login required for any of the features.



Though I love the look of the first one I think the second one will be better in the long run. I'm most interested in hearing what you think about the page that shows the actual recipe and the add form.



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#2 Old 05-04-2004, 10:28 AM
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I voted for the second one. You've already heard my reasons
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#3 Old 05-04-2004, 06:05 PM
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No one cares? Or what?

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#4 Old 05-04-2004, 06:13 PM
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I like the second one, and i dont even mind the look that much, given that im assuming it would have the veggie boards logo and everything. can you customize the add page at all? A lot of people here are nutrition consious and being able to add more than just cal per serv if its available might be good. also a space to specify lacto, vegan, ovo etc. at the begining ( avoiding those tedious recipie scans!) but i agree with a lot of what you said about this one it looks promising.



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#5 Old 05-04-2004, 06:16 PM
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I like the first one.
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#6 Old 05-04-2004, 06:26 PM
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I like the second one much better.
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#7 Old 05-04-2004, 06:49 PM
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The 2nd one has a better recipe-entry form, though I like the appearance of the 1st one better.



The features in #2 are better, so I vote for #2
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I only picked no opinion because I likes both about equally, they each have their merits and bad things.
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#9 Old 05-04-2004, 08:27 PM
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I like the first one, but I haven't looked too much into either. If you go with the second one, as you said, you will need to do a lot of layout work. Currently, it looks like a freshman Technical Communications project gone bad.
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#10 Old 05-04-2004, 09:38 PM
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The second one looks much better.
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#11 Old 05-05-2004, 12:31 AM
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I like the overall apperance as well as the way recipes are displayed/add-recipe feature of the first one better.
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#12 Old 05-05-2004, 12:51 AM
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As you anticipated, I didn't like the look of the second one as much, but it seems easier, and it also seems to have a much nicer printer-friendly format.
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I much prefer the look of the first one, but the second seems to be written better. Do you have access to the code? Perhaps there is someone here who knows some .php and could take a look at the scripts, I suspect that it would be a small job to add a category selection option to the recipe submission page.
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I think one looks better, but two is better. It allows you to see how many people have voted! I think that's the most important feature of having recipes online!
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#1 looks better, and the fact that the menu stays active on the left makes it easier to navigate.
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I like the first one. But my opinion is only based on esthetics.
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#18 Old 05-05-2004, 12:02 PM
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I'm going to install and customize both. That way you'll have a better idea.

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I have found some recipe software quite recently, real neat looking too!...... Its on VB somewhere... and also I told Frappy about it in chat, so that it will be in my messenger archive, hold on....here we go..... http://www.nutritionanalyser.com/rec...pe_manager.htm ...I am keen to try this gem myself! I mean nice interface I think!
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I think that's one you run on your computer though right? It's not one we could use here.

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I'm almost positive I'm going with the second one. That first one looks really really good but I've been customizing the second one and overall it's just better. Hopefully I'll have it ready for testing by tonight.

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#22 Old 05-06-2004, 04:50 AM
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I like the first one.
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