on some web pages - when I hover over a link - an extra text window pop up appears with text info inside and vanishes when I move away.
Q1: what technology is that called and how get I do that with dreamweaver?
ALSO, Along the same lines...
current when I write code to add in item to an invoice - I do it the old fashioned way and let's say have the form process the whole page and add to the database - then re-query the page which will show the new added record...
On some cool web pages when you click to add an item, again a cool new (web 2.0) window appears in the forground with the added record and related form field you can fill out - then you click to process the record
Q2: what technology is that extra floting web 2.0) called and how also get I do that with dreamweaver?
First before I go any further. Take that term "web 2.0" throw in a box, seal the box, take it out to sea, tie an anchor to it and bury the term forever. Now to your questions.
1. It's called a tooltip. Plenty of ways to get this from using JQuery Tooltips to the Twitter Bootstrap. But there's no UI way to do this in DW. You will need to code a little.
2.??? I don't understand what you are asking at all here. Please re-state or further explain your question.
Thanks for the help!
-- First before I go any further. Take that term "web 2.0" throw in a box, seal the box, take it out to sea, tie an anchor to it and bury the term forever. Now to your questions.
OK - DONE - Did you hear the big splash?
sorry for the bad question2 - really, you did answer it when you mentioned the form processor using AJAX/JSON. (that's what I was asking about)
I have some experience with php/mysql - but none with AJAX/JSON.
Are there any functions/tools in DW that can help me get started with form processing using AJAX/JSON? If not are there any mac apps that can help with this?
Take that term "web 2.0" throw in a box, seal the box, take it out to sea, tie an anchor to it and bury the term forever.
SE, I love that!
This could be helpful for you: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/31155/Ajax-Tutorial-for-Beginners- Part-1
All the best!
Thanks ST! By nature I'm a marketing person first and not a web person so you would think I would love that term, but it's just the opposite. It's like when people confuse "HTML5" building for App building not realizing the inherent differences between the two.
Just to further the point to the OP, you should definitely focus on understanding the modal windows and effects before you try to mix in the form processing. There's nothing wrong with a page refresh if that's the way you have now and it could be a longer process learning that over implementing the jquery tooltip/modal window.