Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Sending data to an email address, part of Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4.
In order to send this contact form data, what I need to do is I need to upload…this page and when I click Submit, I need to send this data to what's called a…contact form mailer.…First step is to upload this page, so I do need to find a hosting provider.…So for instance, I'm currently using Go Daddy, but you can use any sort of Web…hosting provider you want.…But from them you are going to get three things and these are just three…things to remember.…
You're going to get sort of an IP address, or an FTP address to upload the site to, …but you also need a username and password.…It can often be your login name and password.…But you need those three things and then you can go ahead and upload the site…and from there, they're going to provide you a tool in this case, this form mail.…That's what they're going to provide to you to sort of finish the process of…sending that contact form data to an email address.…
First thing I'm going to do is sort of based on this information, my login…username and password and the FTP address, I could go ahead and setup my site.…
- Exploring the Dreamweaver workspace for first-time users
- Linking to external web pages and sites
- Improving the presentation of text and images on the site
- Building a layout using Cascading Style Sheets
- Making navigation reusable across multiple pages
- Displaying content using the Accordion widget
- Creating a contact form and sending data from it
- Making the final site search engine-friendly
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After creating the website as instructed in the tutorial, and uploading the site to the internet, the website does not seem to work for every browser. How can one make sure that the website will work for all browsers?
A: An important step when creating a website is to check for browser compatibility. To do so in Dreamweaver, go to Window > Results > Browser Compatibility. Click the Play icon in the left corner then go to Settings and target the browsers you¹re after. Then hit the Play button to run it and check the page that’s open. If there’s an issue, best-case scenario, it should show you what the issue is and link out to a solution. Worst case is that it’s a pretty unique issue, in which case further troubleshooting would be needed.
Q: The background image is tiling, instead of being one large image. How is this corrected in Dreamweaver?
A: This can be corrected by using a larger image, something around 1024x768 that will fill up most of the monitor space. The issue is that the background image is just too small. Note that tiling of the background image can be turned off in the CSS Panel, but that would only result in a single small image. So it’s better to just use a larger image for the background.
Q: When trying to import SWF content, I get a message: “This file is outside the root folder of site ‘xxxxx’ and may not be accessible when you publish the site.” What is causing this?
A: Make sure your SWF file (and all files you put on a page) are located in your local site. Basically make sure you set up a local site in the site panel. It will ask where to put your local site on your computer. Just make sure you SWF is in that folder and you won’t get that error.