some embarrassing questions for web site techies

By CarlB
Jun 13, 2005
  1. I am trying to build my own web site (which has been a huge learning curve) and have come up with a few snags I am having trouble getting my head round.

    1. How do I get a form to email without programming full HTML myself?
    (Its this cgi.bin I am having trouble with, cant get my head around it)

    2. Which software would you recommend for a beginner?, currently using coolpage freeware which I like because it is very user friendly but very basic. Don’t mean to sound like I’m penny pinching but basically I am, setting up own company and everybody has got a hand in my pocket at the moment!

    3. If I need to learn HTML i will, can anyone recommend a good BEGINNERS tuition site.

    I would be grateful of any help.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    At the end of your email FORM you insert a 'Send' and a 'Clear' button.

    <input type=submit value="Send Message" >&nbsp;<input type=reset value="Clear">

    See if you can still get a copy of the June 2005 PCAnswers (# 146) magazine. That includes the perfect tool for you, Netobjects Fusion.

    Rather than send you to the shop to buy books, go to any website that has the function you are looking for. In Firefox e.g. click on View/Page source and you can see how it is done. Just copy/paste the relevant coding out of that 'view' into your own code.

    Go here to get web-adresses for the HTML basics:
  3. CarlB

    CarlB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. Will do.
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