Active Server Pages (ASP) is a technology
to create dynamic Web pages - pages that change for each user.
You can use ASP to create customized pages for your visitors,
query databases, and even build entire e-commerce
Major topics covered in this class:
- Key Definitions
- Components of an ASP Script
- Basic ASP Commands
- If / Then / Else Statements
- HTML Tags in ASP Scripts
- Variables & Loops
- Performing Math in ASP
- Processing HTML Form Input
- Using the QueryString
you're not sure whether or not you're going to be able to use ASP on
your web server, just click on the link above for the FREE PREVIEW
of ASP 101. You'll be able to watch the first couple of lessons for free
online, and that should tell you whether or not you'll be able to use
ASP on your web server.
ASP 101 is the perfect class to get you
started. We assume that you have at least some experience
building basic Web pages. We recommend our FrontPage course as a
pre-requisite, but as long as you know how to build a simple Web site
(using any editor) that's OK. We also recommend our Visual Basic
course first. ASP is based heavily on VB, and if you know a little bit
of VB before taking ASP, it will help you - but it's not
We'll start off this course by talking about
ASP - what Active Server Pages are, and how they work. We'll talk
about terms, definitions, and other details about ASP. We'll talk
about scripts and how they fit into Web pages. We'll discuss
client-side v. server-side scripts.
Our first script starts out simple: we'll show you
how to create a basic HTML page and insert some simple ASP
commands into it. We'll start with just displaying the current date
and time. This will let us show you the syntax of ASP
We'll learn about the Response.Write
command, and how we can use it to display dynamic content on our
pages. We'll learn about strings, and string concatenation.
We'll see how functions work, and we'll use the DatePart
function to display parts of a date (the month, year, etc.). We'll show
you how conditional statements work with the IF/THEN
command. We'll show you how to preview your ASP pages in your Web
Next we'll see how we can include HTML tags
inside of ASP scripts to format our text. You can use this technique to
create dynamic colors, hyperlinks, and so on. We'll then learn
about Loops. We'll show you how to declare variables to
store data, and use those variables to control your loops.
We'll show you how to perform mathematical
calculations in ASP - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,
etc. We'll also review the order of math operations. We'll go into more
detail with the IF/THEN statement by adding the ELSE and
Next we'll learn something extremely useful by
processing Form Data. We'll create an HTML form page to
collect customer data. We'll show you how to strip out the
unnecessary FrontPage code from your form HTML. We'll create an ASP page
to receive that data and process it. This allows your Web sites
to become interactive.
We'll teach you how to read the QueryString
so that you can pass information to your ASP pages in the address
bar of your browser, or hyperlinks. This will allow you to
embed information in your pages that gets passed to ASP scripts when
users click on them.
There is a lot of information covered in this
class. It is the perfect basic class to give you the fundamentals of ASP
programming. It's over 96 minutes long, and by the time you're done,
you'll be creating your own ASP scripts and pages.