View Full Version : Review/Test Requested

08-11-2008, 10:04 PM
I have made a very simple submit form, I was wondering what everyone thought, so here it is (http://test.absurdity981.com/create.php). It is fairly straightforward to use, do whatever you want with it.

08-12-2008, 02:42 AM
it works. it's kinda basic, and kinda absurd but i guess that's in keeping with the site's theme.

Not sure if this is a programming exercise or you are going to expand upon it but you might want to include some html parsing if you expect people to use the create page features. Keep at it. :)

08-12-2008, 04:19 AM
Alright, what do you mean by html parsing? I googled it and didn't really understand what was being said. Yes this is more of a programming exercise as I'm trying to learn as I go. I mean I think I got the basics of it, it's supposed to structure my document somehow? I don't really get why I would need one.

08-12-2008, 04:59 AM
The form is basic. I think you should look into something like fckeditor (http://www.fckeditor.net/) or tinymce (http://tinymce.moxiecode.com). What he is saying about the html is you should allow users to put in their own custom html but this could be tricky as it may not be valid html.

I think fckeditor is lighter in terms of number files that need to be uploaded than tinymce. You could also look into something like this: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex16/openwysiwyg/index.htm

08-12-2008, 05:54 AM
So basically with something like tinymce it's a pre-made form for me to use? I guess I was basically going to slowly create something like that, though I'm not big into using pre-made code like this, it's more for the learning experience for me, though I guess I should learn not to do everything myself. I mean I just don't know if I would feel like it's mine, you know?

08-13-2008, 12:29 AM
It's...well, I miaowed at mine, and it didn't really do much. I guess I don't see much the POINT in it, although I did get a good laugh from this (http://test.absurdity981.com/babaorileytesting.php).

08-13-2008, 01:58 AM
Theres not a whole lot to the whole thing, but what there is works perfectly. I agree; HTML parsing is a logical next step.

08-13-2008, 02:12 AM
How would I get started HTML parsing though, I've been reading about it, but what I've been reading hasn't really been helpful.

08-13-2008, 04:39 AM
Just allow certain html to be used or allow custom html to be used period just be careful on what you allow. You won't want javascript because someone could hijack your page.

08-13-2008, 05:34 AM
So I should allow people to type
<p></p> instead of the button I have that inserts the ? What about the people who don't readily know html codes, should I have both the button and allow certain html code?

08-13-2008, 07:55 AM
You can use the php

function and allow whatever tags you like:



08-15-2008, 05:01 AM
Well I haven't gotten around to changing the tags yet (or allowing html, I'm happy with the I'm using for now), but I have changed the buttons so they surround the text now, so it's a lot easier to get what you want now. So it's somewhat decent now.

08-16-2008, 02:15 PM
First Thoughts: *no comment*
Design - Good

Design - Bad
That blue background does not fit the site.
The font 'Tahoma' does not look good on Sites. Documents is what it's for.
It looks cluttered.

Validates :thumbsup:
What does it do?
Ever thought of spammers?

08-16-2008, 05:48 PM
I don't use the Tahoma font...?
*Sigh* many people told me about the blue background :( I suppose I should change it, I just can't find anything else I like. I've tried other sites, and gone to color sites, but nothing that I really like. I've thought of spammers, don't really care at this point, this is the form I use for submitting to my main site, and I'll use if for creating a cooking site once I've perfected it.

Looking cluttered is new to me, what can I do about that? Just space things out more?

08-16-2008, 08:19 PM
To be honest, white or shades of dark grey are probably going to be the best background you can find, and are seemingly the most popular, too.

08-19-2008, 06:19 AM
Edit Page (http://test.absurdity981.com/edit.php) now works rather well, thoughts?

08-19-2008, 03:49 PM
When I highlight text and press a button, it doesn't wrap around, which is the pretty much standardized functionality it's supposed to provide. Also, the tags inserted have a space in between for no apparent reason.
And I can't figure out how the links work.

08-19-2008, 06:28 PM
Okay well I fixed the link, so you can see the codes if you have javascript disabled, the buttons work fine for me, and wrap selected. As for the link I changed it slightly, I hope it's clearer to use now.

08-20-2008, 01:29 AM
Yea, the code wrapping works for me as well.

08-20-2008, 05:19 PM
Still doesn't for me (IE7/XP), but does in Ffx 3, which leads me to suspect someone hasn't been doing their testing.

08-24-2008, 10:21 AM
Thanks CyanLight, your right I never tested it in IE, I didn't realize it handled javascript differently as well (just started off in js). I mean I knew it would always mess up my css, but I didn't think js would be different. Will fix asap.