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Hello group.

I'd like a script written for me, which I hope isn't too difficult.
I'll happily pay for the work, but would need to know the price first
obviously.

Here's what I want to do:

At www.steveolive.co.uk/football there are tournament schedules for
childrens football.
As you'll see, those tournaments can involved from 5 to 10 teams.

At present, a user just chooses how many teams they have, and then just
fills in kick-off times, age group and team names manually.
I want to make this slicker.

I'd like a visitor to the page to get asked five questions to enable the
schedule to be completed automatically:
What age group?, how many teams?, start time of first match?, time between
each match?, names of teams?

I'm sure it can be done, but my Javascript is very basic. Would anyone like
to quote me a price to do this please.
Ideally it would be done within the next week or two.

Thanks
Steve

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Forgot to mention that the script doesn't have to work out the team
pairings, that's already done as you'll see.
It just needs to put the team names in place of AvB, CvD etc.....

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Jul 23 '05 #2

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In article <41***********************@mercury.nildram.net>, me@privacy.net
enlightened us with...
Hello group.

I'd like a script written for me, which I hope isn't too difficult.
It isn't, but it should not be done with javascript if it's for the web.

At www.steveolive.co.uk/football there are tournament schedules for
childrens football.


The UK is much stricter about websites meeting the needs of disabled persons.
This means that you cannot rely on javascript for core functionality.
Visually impaired people have special browsers that don't do javascript very
well, if at all.

You should prompt the user for the values in a normal form, and then have a
server-side script compute anything necessary and return the proper HTML.
You can use Perl, ASP, JSP, whatever.

And stop using Frontpage. It didn't even add a doctype, which throws browsers
into quirks mode a lot. It tends to do a lot of stuff that only works in IE,
so unless you know for a fact all your users USE IE, stay away from it. Both
FP and the lack of a doctype.

The font tag is deprecated.

Target=blank is a bad idea unless your users specifically asked for it. Users
of tabbed browsers often prefer to open links in a new tab, not a new window.
Let your users control where something opens.

An internet site [1] should be fully functional with no plugins, no client-
side script, and no stylesheets. Plugins, client-side script, and stylesheets
should ADD to the site - make it look pretty, so to speak. Your site should
never break without them.

[1] generally speaking - sites that are specifically geared toward these
things, such as games, movie clips, and chat rooms, are exempt from this
generalization.

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Jul 23 '05 #3

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Steve O wrote:
Hello group.

I'd like a script written for me, which I hope isn't too difficult.
I'll happily pay for the work, but would need to know the price first
obviously.

Here's what I want to do:

At www.steveolive.co.uk/football there are tournament schedules for
childrens football.
As you'll see, those tournaments can involved from 5 to 10 teams.

At present, a user just chooses how many teams they have, and then just
fills in kick-off times, age group and team names manually.
I want to make this slicker.

I'd like a visitor to the page to get asked five questions to enable the
schedule to be completed automatically:
What age group?, how many teams?, start time of first match?, time between
each match?, names of teams?

I'm sure it can be done, but my Javascript is very basic. Would anyone like
to quote me a price to do this please.
Ideally it would be done within the next week or two.

Thanks
Steve

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steve_at_steveolive_dot_co_dot_uk

You may want to consider a different approach (server side application),
especially if you want the information to persist.
What you want to accomplish is fairly easy, Is the schedule synchronous?
i.e. Each team plays each other twice, once at home, once away?
Having said this, someone may have written a script already, did you
google for "Football League Manager javascript", or similar?
Or search Dreamweaver extensions?
I have done something similar:
http://mickweb.com/football/aleague/standings2004.html

Mick

Jul 23 '05 #4

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| The UK is much stricter about websites meeting the needs of disabled
persons.
| This means that you cannot rely on javascript for core functionality.
| Visually impaired people have special browsers that don't do javascript
very
| well, if at all.

I can do what I want, it's a private website that has nothing to do with the
FA, and it's not for public use.
It's for one specific person from each club to use once per year when they
run a tournament.
If I have to make my site 'disabled friendly' then I shan't bother, and
everyone loses out.

|
| You should prompt the user for the values in a normal form, and then have
a
| server-side script compute anything necessary and return the proper HTML.
| You can use Perl, ASP, JSP, whatever.

Fair enough, I think I'll do some reading about how to accomplish this

|
| And stop using Frontpage. It didn't even add a doctype, which throws
browsers
| into quirks mode a lot. It tends to do a lot of stuff that only works in
IE,
| so unless you know for a fact all your users USE IE, stay away from it.
Both
| FP and the lack of a doctype.
I know how poor Frontpage can be, the site won't stay like that for long.
| The font tag is deprecated.

What does that mean exactly?

|
| Target=blank is a bad idea unless your users specifically asked for it.
Users
| of tabbed browsers often prefer to open links in a new tab, not a new
window.
| Let your users control where something opens.

Okey Dokey

|
| An internet site should be fully functional with no plugins, no client-
| side script, and no stylesheets. Plugins, client-side script, and
stylesheets
| should ADD to the site - make it look pretty, so to speak. Your site
should
| never break without them.

Enough already, here's the conversation at the football meeting:

'Steve, you know a bit about computers, can you put up a fixture table on a
website so that people can just print it out rather than have to think once
in a while?'

'Er, OK, like I've got nothing better to do'
Jul 23 '05 #5

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This really is a job for a server-side program - like ASP, JSP, CGI, or PHP
etc.
Does your Web Host allow any of these? If so, the programming would be
easier to do (thus costing less).
Are you expecting the program to generate a Tournament Tree, all filled in ?
You could have text boxes to get all the info - including team names and
age-group, etc, - then the program could serve up a page with your tourny
pairings.
clicking on the winner can fill in the next limb of the tree as it
progresses.
Also would need other parameters, such as: single elimination - or double
elimination, etc.
"Steve O" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:41***********************@mercury.nildram.net ...
Hello group.

I'd like a script written for me, which I hope isn't too difficult.
I'll happily pay for the work, but would need to know the price first
obviously.

Here's what I want to do:

At www.steveolive.co.uk/football there are tournament schedules for
childrens football.
As you'll see, those tournaments can involved from 5 to 10 teams.

At present, a user just chooses how many teams they have, and then just
fills in kick-off times, age group and team names manually.
I want to make this slicker.

I'd like a visitor to the page to get asked five questions to enable the
schedule to be completed automatically:
What age group?, how many teams?, start time of first match?, time between
each match?, names of teams?

I'm sure it can be done, but my Javascript is very basic. Would anyone like to quote me a price to do this please.
Ideally it would be done within the next week or two.

Thanks
Steve

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Jul 23 '05 #6

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In article <41**********************@mercury.nildram.net>, me@privacy.net
enlightened us with...

I can do what I want, it's a private website that has nothing to do with the
FA, and it's not for public use.
Ooh, those are the easiest.
Just an FYI for you and anyone reading this in the archives - this group is
mainly about javascript for internet sites. We must make certain assumptions.
If you don't say up front that the site is personal or intranet or CD or HTA
or whatever, we assume it is for the internet. We have to make a FEW
assumtions or our posts get really long with all the caveats of the different
environments. *heh*
That said...

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| You should prompt the user for the values in a normal form, and then have
a
| server-side script compute anything necessary and return the proper HTML.
| You can use Perl, ASP, JSP, whatever.

Fair enough, I think I'll do some reading about how to accomplish this
If you have a server-side scripting language at your disposal, it's actually
easier. Javascript, being mainly for cross-browser DHTML scripting, doesn't
have all the computing power and ease of, say, ASP VBScript. [1]
It does what it is meant to do very well, but doesn't do other things very
well.


I know how poor Frontpage can be, the site won't stay like that for long.

If it's for one person, it doesn't matter.
That's why it's important to say these things. :)

| The font tag is deprecated.

What does that mean exactly?
It means that right now, browsers support it, but it's marked in the
specifications as being old school, so future versions may NOT support it.
Basically, it means don't use it. *grin*

Enough already, here's the conversation at the football meeting:

'Steve, you know a bit about computers, can you put up a fixture table on a
website so that people can just print it out rather than have to think once
in a while?'

'Er, OK, like I've got nothing better to do'


*laughs*
Yup, I've had conversations like that.

Anyway, I know JSP and am decent at VBScript/ASP, so if you need help, feel
free to reply here (mark as OT in the subject). I don't check my mail much,
and all my resources are here at work, so don't mail me about it, mmkay?
I can hack a little perl and PHP, too, so if that's what you got, I need the
practice anyway. :)

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Jul 23 '05 #7

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"Hal Rosser" <hm******@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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| This really is a job for a server-side program - like ASP, JSP, CGI, or
PHP
| etc.
| Does your Web Host allow any of these? If so, the programming would be
| easier to do (thus costing less).
| Are you expecting the program to generate a Tournament Tree, all filled in
?
| You could have text boxes to get all the info - including team names and
| age-group, etc, - then the program could serve up a page with your tourny
| pairings.
| clicking on the winner can fill in the next limb of the tree as it
| progresses.
| Also would need other parameters, such as: single elimination - or double
| elimination, etc.

Thanks Hal, but it doesn't nee dall of those clever things.
If you look at one of the pre-made pages where it says A v B, C v D etc....I
just need those letters replaced by team names of the users choosing.

And if I can get that working, then I'd like them to be able to enter match
duration and tournament start time to automatically complete the left hand
column.

Finally, they choose an age group and that bit gets filled in too.

No need to generate pairings, I've already worked them out.

Thanks for your help, I'll go and learn PHP
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