3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2008 9:04 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Creating forms in DW CS3

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      The link below is to a site which a client I have wants a similar form page where customers can submit their name , email and comments. Is there a form I can design like this in DW CS3? Or is it .php?

      see form on this page scroll down plz
        • 1. Re: Creating forms in DW CS3
          bregent Most Valuable Participant
          Sure, you can design the form in DW but you will still need a script to process it. Please use the search feature in this forum to find out about form mail scripts. It's one of the most FAQ's.
          • 2. Re: Creating forms in DW CS3
            Level 7
            There are only two ways to process form data -

            1. Use mailto:name@example.com as the action of the form
            2. Use a server-side scripting method to a) harvest the form's data, b)
            process it in some manner, e.g., enter it into a database, c) formulate and
            send an email to one or more email recipients, and d) redirect the visitor
            to some ending page

            Method 1 is quite simple, and is also the least reliable. It depends both
            on your visitor having an email client already installed on their computer -
            this eliminates public computers, or home users without email clients
            installed (more and more it seems) - and on the installed email client
            responding to
            the mailto call. It is not possible to use this method *and* send the
            visitor to a
            thank you page as well.

            Method 2a is the preferred method, since it eliminates the problems of
            method
            1, but it means that you have to grapple with server-scripting somehow (ASP,
            CF, PHP, perl, etc.).

            Method 2b would be to use some third-party form processing, like
            http://www.bebosoft.com/products/formstogo/.

            You would have to decide which of these methods is best for your needs,
            but if it's Method 2a, then start by asking your host what they provide for
            form
            processing. If it's 2b, then read their FAQ/instructions carefully.


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            "bregent" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:g5r6v2$mf3$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Sure, you can design the form in DW but you will still need a script to
            > process it. Please use the search feature in this forum to find out about
            > form mail scripts. It's one of the most FAQ's.

            • 3. Re: Creating forms in DW CS3
              Level 7
              If your server supports php, this Formm@ailer script from DB Masters
              conceals your email address from prying eye email harvesters and it has
              several spam controls built into its script including hidden field
              (honeypot), "sorta captcha," and time limits on submissions to keep robots
              from exploiting your forms. Free to use if you credit the author; $20 if
              you don't.

              http://dbmasters.net/index.php?id=4

              Q&A Forum - http://dbmasters.net/forum.php?id=3&fid=9


              --Nancy O.
              Alt-Web Design & Publishing
              www.alt-web.com



              "bregent" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:g5r6v2$mf3$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Sure, you can design the form in DW but you will still need a script to
              process it. Please use the search feature in this forum to find out about
              form mail scripts. It's one of the most FAQ's.