Web Forms

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by design-is, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    Hi all

    I'm I'm trying to get to grips with web design & development, but have had no formal training so my knowledge lacks in certain areas quite drastically. :eek:

    I have no idea how to make web forms.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction (or tell me how themselves) that would be great. I need to know how to create forms like on the following page:

    http://www.croydonbusiness.com/bobs/quest1.html

    So it must be able to submit details of different types and submit a files.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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  3. heppy macrumors member

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    matt's formmail.php is your friend.

    google it and you should be fine. It might take a while to get your head around it but there's plenty of support forums around that should point you in the right direction.

    Simon
     
  4. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cheers guys, I'll delve in and see how I handle it.

    Any further help still welcome :)
     
  5. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

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    Have you had a look at wufoo? I haven't used them (yet!), though I do have a trial account. You create the form online, using their great templates and builder, then export the code.

    I also have little / no web experience, but this is really easy to use!

    Hope it helps, and good luck!
     
  6. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This looks promising, I might not have time to learn myself right now, so this may prove to be the quick fix I need. Especially since I don't know the server capabilities I'll be working with.

    EDIT - www.formlogix.com looks capable too...
     
  7. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The theme occuring seems to be that file upload funtionality is the tricky part.

    Thanks again for all your input, & more still welcome.
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    it would help to know what type of server side technology you are using..

    PHP?
     
  9. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, sorry. I fully expect it to be php. I fully hope it will be, because I vaguely know my way around that almost enough lol

    Other types are beyond me at the mo.
     
  10. japaternoster macrumors newbie

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    For a decent php script with file uploads, it may be worth merging some of the previously mentioned form scripts with the one here for file uploads. Although this is currently only supporting photos, it would be quite (very) easy to make it upload any file of any size. The code is well commented and easy to understand. Alternatively, theres is a script called form2email which seems to have all of the features that you could want.

    I don't know what other users feel to this idea, but maybe there could be a sticky of opensource scripts and user-submitted scripts for reference? Or perhaps have an area of the MR wiki dedicated to this task.
     

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