MU CS6 supports forms only in Business Catalyst, not sure if the answer is to import site into DW and finish there.
I have two simple contact forms that need to be completed, can someone point me in the right direction, do I:
- use MU code and import into DW to finish job
- start over in DW (way back when I heard DW has form problems, don't remember if this was referring to CS6)
- better solution with a third party?
Here are the wee beasties:
- CONTACT on http://anitaadamski.businesscatalyst.com/index.html (web page done in MU CS6)
- CONTACT form fields to be kept but a new website required: http://www.welcomematservices.com/sign-up-to-advertise.html (website not started yet)
Thanks for any help. If there are appropriate tutorials out there that would help me too.
It's been a while since I used business catalyst, but I'm pretty sure you can copy the code for the form within Business Catalyst. And paste it into a page in DW and complete it. This mi ght be one option to try. Not sure it's the best, but it sure beats starting over.
Are you using BC to process both forms?
Personally, I hate MU code. It's bloated and confusing to work with.
In DW, Form HTML is pretty straight forward.
<h3>Contact Form</h3> <form id="form1" action="path/your-script.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1"> <p><label for="name">Name:</label><br /> <input name="name" id="name" type="text" onclick="this.value='';" value="Your Name" size="16" /></p> <p><label for="email">E-mail:</label><br /> <input name="email" type="text" id="email" value="email@example.com" onclick="this.value=''" /></p> <p><label for="company">Company:</label><br /> <input name="company" type="text" id="company" value="Your Company Name" onclick="this.value=''" /></p> <p><label for="message">Message:</label><br /> <textarea id="message" name="message" value="250 characters max" onclick="this.value=''">250 characters max.</textarea></p> <p><label for="submit"> </label> <input type="submit" name="submit" id="submit" value="Submit" /></p> </form>
To make it look nice, use CSS to style your form labels and input fields as desired.
MU is fast, that's about it. I miss the old DW, everything takes me forever in DW CS6. However if I were working on a large site, MU would be a complete nightmare, what a train wreck. If I could go back to DW CS4 interface.... maybe CS7 will be better for designers.
To answer your question: BC for my form if it allows me to use a form (deliver to my email address) on a temporary site, another host for the other job.
If your server supports PHP, I like this form-to-email processing script from DB Masters.
Formm@ailer PHP from DB Masters
A few others:
FormToEmail.com (free & pro versions available)
Forms to Go from Bebosoft (script generating software)
If your server doesn't support scripts, use a service like this one.
Wufoo.com (on-line form service)