Table of Contents
Qookie design document
- A place to store many recipes.
- Each recipe consists of a list of ingredients, working description, an image, category, plus various basic information.
- Searching for recipes: Finding a specific recipe by title; Finding a recipe by category; Finding a recipe or several recipe suggestions by ingredient(s).
- Displaying of recipes.
- Full view of a single recipe.
- Compact view (only showing selected content) of two or more recipes.
- Print recipes to pdf.
- Export entire cookbook as pdf (with index).
- Online Qookie-Light version (only viewer).
- Export to XML / Import from XML.
- Rating of the recipe's difficulty, ie from 1 to 10
- Untried recipes are automatically assigned difficulty 10 until it is tried and adjusted.
- Include other recipe in this recipe (ie pizza dough).
- Ingredients are created in a separate view before being usable in a recipe.
- By double-clicking a new ingredient a new window appears, where the following can be associated to the ingredient:
- Ingredient name
- Picture of the ingredient
- Short description of the ingredient
- Standard unit
- Minimum amount available in supermarkets and (approximate) unit equivalents of this (ie. Ingredient: “flåede tomater”; Minimum amount: “1 ds”; Equivalents: “2 1/2 dl”, “250 g”)
- By double-clicking an ingredient which has got these data associated with it, a view-window appears. It is also accessible by Right-click → View.
- By mouse-over of an ingredient which has got these data associated with it, the same view-window appears as a pop-up box with a different background colour after a second or so.
- Edit-mode of an ingredient which has already got these data associated with it, is accessed by double-clicking the ingredient, thus bringing forth the view-window, in which an Edit-button is available. It is also accessible by Right-clik → Edit.
- If an ingredient has these data associated with it, and when entered into a new recipe it is connected with a unit not associated with this ingredient, please inform the user of this with a direct link to edit-mode of this ingredient's data and an option to select the pre-associated unit and have the entered amount converted to this unit.
- Each ingredient must be specified by an amount. This is to be put as integers and fractions - no decimals. If decimals are entered, convert to fraction. Amounts are to be entered as free text.
- Units are created in a separate view and correlated to all other relevant units (ie. 1000 g = 1 kg = 35 oz = 4,44 cup) before being usable in a recipe.
- Unit-view contains the following options:
- Create unit (type in singular and plural forms and their common abbreviation where applicable)
- Convert unit (a unit calculator - type in amount, select unit to be converted from and unit to be converted to).
- Double-clicking an existing unit brings up a window for editing this unit.
- Automatic convertion from typed-in units to chosen set of standard units. Ie. convert from kg to g or from fl.oz to dl or l above for instance 1 l.
- Preparation methods are sometimes but not necessarily attached to an ingredient in a recipe. The text in the preparation method-field is written as free text and no suggestions should be made by the program.
- A category can contain another category by symbolic links.
- Categories are created in a separate view before being usable in a recipe.
- Subcategories are to appear at the top of a category (and not for instance under the letter with which they start).
- Subcategories can be mapped to appear in multiple categories (ie. the category “Kager” with all its subcategories is also a subcategory of “Desserter” and “Te og kaffe”).
- Various recipes should be categorizable in several categories and/or subcategories, also several subcategories of the same category (ie. a pizza with minced beef is due in both the “Minced meat” and “Pizza”-subcategories of “Dinner”).
- Containing copyright information.
- Containing origin.
- Notify if this is my own image or “borrowed”.
- Ingredient selected from drop-down list by clicking with mouse or typing the first letters.
- Amount of the ingredient (Integers and fractions - no decimals. If decimals are entered, convert to fraction).
- Unit selected from drop-down list by clicking with mouse or typing the first letters. All units are present in drop-down list but are automatically converted to the equivalent from a chosen set of standard units.
- Preparation method in free text.
- Yield with units, ie. number of muffins, persons…
- Select difficulty level (from, to) for each day (default value automatically selected, ie. 1to5 for sun-thur, plus 2 for fri-sat…)
- Disregard some days (if we are eating out).
qookie/design.txt · Last modified: 2008/08/27 16:27 by tine