Forms Help

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Butler Trumpet, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Butler Trumpet macrumors 6502

    Butler Trumpet

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    Hey...
    I work at Sharper Image part time, and we like to guess who can pick the most wins for the NFL games on sunday and monday.

    So I made a website for it, that they can visit and click who they like.

    check it out here

    http://homepage.mac.com/michael_swope/tsifootball.htm

    but, i am new to forms. I got the radio buttons working, but I cant figure out the submit and reset buttons.

    What I want it to do, is after you fill out the entire thing, have it send all of the information to me in an email or something. (it doesnt have to do it like that, but that would be cool)

    Any help? Thanks guys (and gals) you are awesome

    oh, Im using Dreamweaver MX 2004
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You would need to have a server-side script to put the data into the e-mail. Not being a .Mac member, I don't know if it can handle forms. So I'll let someone who actually knows about this sort of thing take it from here.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If we fill this out do we get to see the results? But anyway I don't think .mac handles forms.
     
  4. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

    Butler Trumpet

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    yeah, Im not sure if .mac has server side script.
    this might be something I cant do on .mac.... but I thought it would be pretty cool to try.
     
  5. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Some/plenty of free hosting packages include a MySQL database and PHP. I used hostingisfree.com for a while.

    If you're asking how to write the code and set it up, then that's a longer, different question...
     
  6. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I am asking about the code..... but, i guess I would need to also find out how to have it work on .mac.
     
  7. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully, this might work for you
    cgiemail

    I am using it on one of my sites and it works for me.
     
  8. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

    Butler Trumpet

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    Are you using .mac?
     
  9. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    No sorry.
    Hosting and ftp. Cheaper than .mac and more flexible it seems.:)

    Give it a try, it might work. If not find a host (that supports MySQL database + php), download ftp program and blog software and go for it. This would be a good option for a frequently updated site anyway.
     
  10. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

    Butler Trumpet

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    Alrighty.....
    This might take me a while, cause Im still not great at this. Teaching myself and all. But I have all of you who help, and then a few books from the "easy steps" series that are pretty good.

    Dreamweaver MX 2004 in Easy Steps
    HTML in Easy Steps
    Java Script in Easy Steps

    I got them at barnes and noble. I know they arent great, but work most of the time for what i need
     
  11. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    As a non-professional, I had fun building a database and CMS (Content Management System - the forms and such that let you add to, take from, and edit data in the database) using Kevin Yank's 'Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL'. It's a great project if you're interested in it. Everything is there in the book to set everything up, and any problems can be addressed to the Sitepoint forum (or any other forum). All you need is basic HTML and a hosting package that provides PHP (the language that communicates with the database) and MySQL (the language of the database). I used hostingisfree.com for a while. As the name implies, that's free and comes with PHP and MySQL. I'm sure there are other free hosting plans that provide them. There will probably be some advertisements on the page, but usually non-intrusive.

    The book is at Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Build-Databas...40218/ref=sr_11_1/102-0827429-1396966?ie=UTF8

    Or you can download some free chapters from Sitepoint here:

    http://www.sitepoint.com/books/phpmysql1/
     
  12. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    A blog is essentially a CMS. I am at the tail-end of redoing my photography website into a blog-format and hopefully going live later on today. I have usedwordpress and have found it to be extremely customisable and fairly easy to use. There is also a wealth of information on the wordpress codex

    If you get into trouble with anything, give us a shout and we'll see if we can help.:)
     
  13. billyboy macrumors 65816

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    For our website we build any form we like online at formdesk.com/ Using Firefox, build a form and you are given a URL to take you straight to the form.

    You can put the page in an iFrame to make it look integrated. Hope that helps
     

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