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    create usable web-forms

    Hello to everyone
    I want to create some web forms and i want to learn what to take care of ....
    I want to learn what should i do when designing web forms and what should i avoid that might confuse the user

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    Plz guys thx a lot

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    are you asking for how to send information to a database?

    how to check the form for missing/invalidations?

    or how to make a form?

    or are you wondering what is a form

    please rephraseyour 3 sentences...

    one thing i do undestand is you are asking for tips

    tips:

    avoid:

    1) avoid using text input type for password(password must be hidden)
    2) avoid sending information to non-personal text preprocessor(php/asp/perl etc)
    3) avoid making very long forms...
    4) avoid scientific words, make it so a 5 year old could understand

    try:

    1) keep it simple
    2) use a table to make it look more organised
    3) use graphics(use css for custom buttons etc)
    4) use javascript(if targetting all browsers) to check the form or use VBScript(for IE only)
    5) do not send it to nowhere (use a server side script to process the form and send it to a database)
    6) java applets, activeX controls, and Macromedia flash might be good but only at special occasions

    I think this is all I could tell...
    Last edited by DELOCH; 06-30-2006 at 06:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DELOCH
    avoid:
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    2) avoid sending information to non-personal text preprocessor(php/asp/perl etc)
    What?

    try:
    [...]
    2) use a table to make it look more organised
    The 'fieldset' tag exists for a reason.
    3) use graphics(use css for custom buttons etc)
    No, don't.
    4) use javascript(if targetting all browsers) to check the form or use VBScript(for IE only)
    People who know what they're doing don't use vbscript within webpages.
    Javascript should only be used if it will aid the user, not to sanitise data.
    5) do not send it to nowhere

    6) java applets, activeX controls, and Macromedia flash might be good but only at special occasions
    ...which a form will never be.

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    1) use your own server scripts

    2) fieldset tag?

    3) I ment graphics for the page not buttons... sorry bout that

    4) you seem to be now knowing what your doing when you do not know that VBScript can do exact same thing as javascript but for IE users :\

    5) don't send it to a page that does not exist :\

    6) Java applets, ActiveX controls, and Flash can all be used for forms but need to be downloaded, and all need plugins... I would reccomend regular forms but for 100% interactive Forms use Java/ActiveX/Flash, which can be fun

    Yeah that is pretty much it

    plus why are you quoting me, I am suggesing what I feel and if you disagree make your own ones...

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    If you are at a total loss try

    http://www.coffeecup.com

    They do a flash form builder, easy to set up and use.
    No programming knowledge needed....


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