|In this class, we will continue
working with the Web we created in FrontPage
103, and 201.
In FrontPage 202 we will again focus on
Forms design. We will begin this class by constructing a Guest Book
where your users can fill in their name, email address, and comments
about your site.
This information will be collected
and displayed on your Guest Book page for all to see.
We'll teach you how to capture this
information in a text database format, so that you can collect
user data for your records.
You will also learn how to have this
information emailed to you, so that you can immediately receive
notification of any updates to your Guest Book.
We'll spend a brief time looking at
the Form Wizard, and how you can quickly use it to construct new
We will use the Form Wizard to create
a realistic Marketing Survey which will again allow you to
capture vital information from your visitors.
Now on to the meat and potatos of
this class: constructing a Form from scratch. We will design an Order
Form from the ground up. We'll teach you how to build the form using
the basic FrontPage components.
You will learn how to manually create
all of the different standard FrontPage form components, from
text boxes and text areas, to drop-down boxes...
...to check boxes and option buttons.
We will cover all of the basic components, and teach you how to
manipulate their properties. You will learn how to store the order
results in a text database on your server, and have the order form
emailed to you as soon as its placed.
Next, we'll take a look at Form
Data Validation. This will allow you to control what kind of data
goes in each field. Do you want to only allow numbers? Characters?
Values in a certain range? You can do this with Data Validation.
Tired of the plain Submit
buttons that FrontPage gives you? We will take just a few minutes to
teach you how to create your own Picture Buttons. We'll use
Microsoft Paint (comes with Windows) to create the button, and integrate
it into our Form.
We'll then see how you can create an
Advanced Button - where you can integrate different fonts,
tables, and pictures inside the buttons themselves!
You will learn how to create
...as well as integrated Form
Labels that link to their respective fields, like check boxes.
This course takes you from just
knowing how to integrate basic Forms using the pre-designed page
templates into building your own forms, and truly understanding
how they work. If you are interested in building your own forms to
collect custom user data on your web site, this course is for