No, you click "register" and then you get a note to check your email to log in. Or are you trying to log in with Facebook or Google?Google Chrome on desktop. Is there a popup after registering? It just occurred to me that maybe the popup isn't getting through the firewall.
GREAT feedback- thank you so much.A bit of background, I'm am very new to soap making and right now I'm just trying to make my first go-to recipe. Many of features in the calculator are things that I don't need or don't understand (yet), so I don't know if anything I'm suggesting would make the calculator harder to use for a veteran soap maker. Some of the details are a bit technical but your developer would understand it (if you decide to use any of it). Hopefully some of this will be usable/helpful.
Quality of Life Changes:
- I don't often change any of the Steps 1 through 5 between recipes. It would help to save the options selected to my account, either automatically or with an explicit option to save current settings as defaults. For example, I'm currently using a 2:1 Liquid: Lye ratio, percentages, and ounces for one type of mold and those values will not change for any of my recipes for the foreseeable future.
- On step 2, shortening/abbreviating the units prevents the radio options from wrapping on a small screen
Here are the changes that I would make (if it were my decision)
- On a mobile device: After adding an oil to a recipe the focus shifts down to the newly added texbox which is hidden behind the soft keyboard. To see what I'm entering I have to close the keyboard, scroll down, and re-select the text box. Putting the recipe above the search box would be easier to work with.
- For me the most important information that I want to see is the Oils, Fats and Waxes section in the left column and the Recipe Totals/Properties/Fatty Acids in the right column. I would prefer to have as much of that information viewable immediately and without scrolling.
Left ColumnOriginal Layout: View attachment 32581
- Added padding-top: 24px to div id="results" (brings "Recipe Totals" in line with recipe name in left column)
- Moved Oils, Fats and Waxes section to top
- Change CSS Style ".sf-calc-results .table td, .sf-calc-results .table th"
- padding: 7px 12px -> 5px 12px
- Move "Recipe Oils, Fats, and Waxes" section below "Fatty Acids %" in right column
- Delete third column from Recipe Totals and Recipe Properties
- Changed unit names to abbreviations (Ounces -> oz)
- Delete rows for Superfat, Lye Concentration, Liquid: Lye Ratio. These values are redundant and can be set/found in left column
- Change "Recipe Oils, Fats, and Waxes" to three columns. Only use unit of measure that's selected in recipe
Modified Layout (same window dimensions):View attachment 32580
- Deleting (or entering 0) in "Oils: total" with completed recipe throws division by zero exceptions
- Changing "Oils: total" after entering a recipe does not update. In screenshot the original values (16oz) and the bottom shows the correct updated values (11oz)
- Select Oils properties tooltip can be clipped by bottom of the body if Step 6 has shrunk (filtering for an oil)
Another option is to let the user customize the layout themselves.As far as the layout, there are some reasons it's laid out as it is. One is that most people choose the type of soap first, their mold size, lye choice, liquid, etc, and then create the recipe so it's laid below.
The biggest reason for switching to using only one measurement is the amount of screen real estate that's taken up by having the extra column. If you take my example with those three oils you'll be using 779px height with the current layout. If you only remove the grams column (and make none of the other changes I mentioned) then that total drops to 590px since none of the rows in either table have wrapped text.Also, the reason for multiple choices in the final is because I weigh my oils by ounces, but my lye by grams (more accurate for smaller measurements). We of course are open to changing that if most would like it changed.
I recommend starting a new thread in the lye based forum with this question. I think it will reach a wider audience that way and be more likely to find the answers you're looking for.Question for the experienced soapers here, not so much a suggestion for the calc (yet)...
You're right....... I did think about it, but I asked in relation to this soap calc so I thought I'd post it here first. I'll rephrase it and post it there then, especially regarding the last bit.I recommend starting a new thread in the lye based forum with this question. I think it will reach a wider audience that way and be more likely to find the answers you're looking for.
Sorry, I'm not sure if I understood your question.SoapmakingFriend said:How can I reproduce this ?