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Michael Ohene

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Okay the first draft of the create-a-cookie web app is done, give it a spin and tell me what you think.

And about the 50 Tbsp of butter output being a reason for using weight, I am not sure where people are going on this because the output is given in either volume OR weight, choose the one you like, coexist.Create-a-Cookie

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I loaded it up and tried it. Chocolate chip cookie, rich, mildly sweet. Scaling was non-intuitive, since the text boxes weren't editable. Also, the drop down menus for the initial unit and the ingredient appear to be pointless. Changing one ingredient's unit to grams doesn't convert the whole recipe to grams, which means that only the core ingredients (flour, butter, eggs) could be scaled. Also, your nutrition information calculates without sugar, which makes it a pretty pointless exercise. I'm also not sure that I want a recipe that has to be refrigerated for 12 hours, which struck me as a surprising instruction.

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Thank you ElaineK, good points

1. Non-intuitive scaling.

Partially Fixed: Yeah there are many boxes, so I bolded the "Scaling factor" box to highlight it. I also added arrows to show the conversion box.

The correct way is to make header columns, but this will come later because it takes a lot of time.

2. Only converts core ingredients

Fixed: This is fixed now.

3. Nutrition information

Fixed: I have eliminated the nutrition information. The "richness" and "sweetness" give the same idea as calories and fat.

4. 12 hours problem

Fixed: Really good point. Visitors probably won't test a time-consuming recipe until they build rapport with the site.

5. Non editable boxes

Not Fixed: I would like to remove the confusing pulldown menus, but there are some technical issues.

Once again, real nice critique.

Michael

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