Reusable Form Functions

Like me, you are probably confronted with many requests for surveys, questionnaires, feedback forms, registration forms and so forth: forms where the processing requirements are very simple (store in a database or e-mail to a particular address). Despite the simple requirements, there is often quite a lot of work involved: crafting a database to store […]

On Custom DTDs

Dylan Parry wrote: Of course, but validating against a custom, non-standards controlled DTD is a complete waste of time for HTML. That would be validation for validation’s sake. If you can’t validate against a recognised doctype then there is truly no point in attempting to create your own to cover your problems Using a custom […]

Reusable Table Functions

Ross wrote: I am seeking your advice on the programming language for such an action. i prefer a web table capable of sorting by size, length and so on, therefore built-in function for sorting is appreciated. Down below are a couple of nice PHP functions that may be of use. I’ve taken them from my […]

The User Interface of the Future

GreyWyvern wrote: Soon (real soon now) we’ll be progressing to voice-controlled systems. “Copy Document to desktop”, “Empty trash”, “Open Slashdot”. This is precisely an argument for the command-line paradigm! What you are describing is a command-line, with the keyboard simply being replaced with a microphone. Experiment: take someone who is accustomed to using such a […]

Turkish-Style Grilled Lamb with Cous-Cous

Not really a Turkish meal, but my own creation in the Turkish style. Ingredients 2 lamb leg steaks 150g cous-cous 300 mL vegetable stock, boiling 1 tomato ½ red onion 3—4 spring onions juice of one lemon 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp olive oil Spice Mixture 2 tsp cumin seeds or cumin powder […]

Hummous

Ingredients 250g boiled (and cooled) chick peas 75g olive oil 50g lemon juice 50g brine (this can be obtained from a tin of “cooked chickpeas in brine”! Alternatively, just mix some salt and water) 50g Tahini (pulped roasted seseme seeds) 1 small clove of garlic Method Blend all ingredients in an electric blender. Done. Variations […]

Tabouli

This recipe is one I improvised, drawing on a bunch of different sources, notably Closer magazine. Ingredients 200g bulgar wheat, or cous-cous if this is unavailable 150g fresh parsley, finely chopped 75g fresh mint, finely chopped 2 tomatoes 1.5 lemons 1 red onion 3—4 spring onions 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 vegetable stock cube […]