Chapter 11. Forms
A Web site is a great way for you to broadcast a message, announce a new
product, post late-breaking news, or just rant about the state of the world.
But that's all one-way communication, which you may find a bit limiting. You
may be curious to get some feedback from your audience. Or you may want to build
your business by selling your product through the Internet as well as the traditional
channels, and you need a way to gather customer information. If you want to receive
information as well as give it, it's time to add forms to your Web design repertoire (see
Figure 11-1 for a simple example). Whatever type of information you need to collect
on your site, Dreamweaver's form objects make the task easy.
A form can be as simple as a single empty
text box (a field) and two buttons for
entering a word to search a Web site,
or as complex as a 100-question survey
composed of fill-in-the-blank and multiplechoice