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CGI Resources for Building a Web Site

CGI scripts allow you to process Web forms. CGI scripting shouldn’t be intimidating; it’s a relatively straightforward technology. However, if you need help, here are a few great online resources to get [more…]

Selected JavaScript Syntax

JavaScript is still one of the most used programming languages, especially for client-side programming, and the following table offers a summary of the most useful functions and what they do. [more…]

How to Construct a Checkbox in Your HTML5 Form

Sometimes, you want your web page users to indicate whether information is true or false. The HTML5 checkbox element is perfect for this kind of input because the user can click to select or deselect the [more…]

How to Create a Radio Button in an HTML5 Form

To include radio buttons on your HTML5 web page, it helps to know what they are and how to use them. On the surface, radio buttons seem a lot like checkboxes, but they are different in a number of important [more…]

How to Add Buttons to an HTML5 Form

The ubiquitous button is a staple of any web page, and if you're building your page using HTML5, you can include all the usual types of buttons. There are three main types of buttons, although they all [more…]

New Form Elements in HTML5

HTML5 introduces a number of new form elements with new capabilities. A notable subset of these form elements is designed to let a program modify a part of the page dynamically. [more…]

Attributes of New Form Elements in HTML5

HTML5 introduces new form elements and gives all the form elements a few new goodies. As you design and build web pages, you can apply these new attributes and capabilities to any form element: [more…]

New Form Input Types in HTML5

HTML forms are centered around the humble but flexible input element. HTML5 adds a number of very useful forms of input that help turn HTML into a more modern user-interface tool. [more…]

Using Form Structure Tags on Your HTML5 Web Page

From the beginning, web pages have had the ability to gather data from users. HTML5 has a standard but quite useful set of form elements you can use to get input. These form elements follow many of the [more…]

How to Put Text Boxes in an HTML5 Form

Many of the form elements HTML5 uses are based on the input tag. This web-page-building workhorse is a general-purpose tag used to make a number of interesting input objects, but it isn't the only type [more…]

How to Create a Drop-Down List in an HTML5 Form

Drop-down lists are a common feature in web pages, and HTML5 makes creating them pretty foolproof. Drop-down lists allow you, the programmer, to specify a number of choices that visitors to your website [more…]

HTML5 and JavaScript Selection Options

Of the many new features in HTML5, the innovations with the most far-reaching potential are in the additions to JavaScript available in modern browsers. JavaScript is usually used to interact with the [more…]

HTML5 and Web Sockets

Web sockets are one of the most technically advanced additions to HTML5, and they also have the potential to afford the most dramatic change to the way Internet work is done. [more…]

How to Set Up a Search Box on Your Website

As you build a website, look at a search box as an element in enabling site accessibility and navigation. The role of a navigation system is not simply to anticipate and respond to what a user might be [more…]

How to Test PHP in a Server

You can use or test PHP script (even PHP SSIs) only on a web server that supports PHP. If you’re creating a website on your own computer — as a way of teaching yourself to create websites, or as a way [more…]

How to Embed a Google Map with iFrame

Do you have a business that you want people to find? If so, embedding a Google map in your site with iFrame makes that easy.

The trick to embedding content is to find content that can be embedded in your [more…]

How to Embed the Weather Forecast in Your Website

The Weather Underground site provides an embeddable weather forecast sticker (a small box that displays the weather for a selected area) you can embed in your page. The technology is super-simple. You [more…]

How to Embed an RSS Feed in Your Web Page

Embedding RSS feeds in a web page is certainly doable. However, it requires generating a JavaScript that will format how the RSS feed (the content sent out by the RSS source) is presented in your page. [more…]

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