Alright, I'll start by saying this: I hope this get's more discussion than my last highlighted thread, although that one didn't need much...
Anyway, we have made a lot of progress in the crafting template area. All of the Food, Drink, Equipment, Armour, and Crafting Table Pages are completely done. Done meaning all of the images that did show the crafting recipes were replaced with crafting grids. There is still work to be done, but those were the main hardships that have been overcome. Here are a few of the people that helped. Sorry if I missed someone, I can add you in:
Now, the template has at least one lacking. That is, you cannot tell what crafting table the template is referring to. There is a way to solve this problem. I created a background image for the grid with space for a name. Currently, the grid Looks like this:
There is no good way to show what it will look like with the appropriate recipe/text included. It will just take some playing to deal with it. I just would like to know if all of you think it is a good idea to change this. It would result in all of the pages with the grid on it being messed up (for a little while, until I can get it fixed), then possibly looking or functioning better (or both). There are a few usage questions as well.
When I implement the text, I want to include as little redundancy as possible. This said, I was thinking about including the text "Crafting Table" in the box as default. This would cut down on the amount of text needed on each individual page. It wouldn't be a problem either accept that I used the crafting grid to imitate a barrel as well, since it's a 3x3. I wonder if I should create a separate template for the barrel. It might be more clear then on those pages although it is possible it will take up a little more space. What does everyone think? Should I make the change, or not? Here is a poll detailing all of the options. Please vote and explain yourself in the comments.