Just a heads-up for those interested. BankAlt.com, my pet WoW project, is now officially out of beta. In fact it has been out of beta for a couple of weeks but I simply neglected to mention it here.
I've inaugurated the graduation from beta by adding a final feature, namely direct linking to a recipe. Essentially you can now access a recipe directly through a link, as opposed to being able to see the sub-components only on the page which lists all the recipes.
On this page you can, of course, see the whole component tree, as well as perform cost calculations.
As an example, here's an Engineering recipe: Gnomish X-Ray Scope.
I'm pretty much done with development for BankAlt.com. You will notice that I've incorporated ads, served by Google. Hopefully this will offset some of the costs of running the site.
I was thinking that a nice feature would be the ability to save component costs such that you don't have to type them all over again each time you visit your favorite recipes. Unfortunately, after a lot of deliberation and testing, I've come to the conclusion that this feature is close to impossible, at least in the way I imagine it and that's due to the tree structure of the component list.
Now I'm off to other personal projects. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.
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