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Basics of Web Design
HTML5 & CSS3 Fourth Edition

Chapter 10 – Form Basics

Forms are used for many purposes all over the Web. They are used by search engines to accept keywords and by online stores to process e-commerce shopping carts. Websites use forms to help with a variety of functions—accepting visitor feedback, encouraging visitors to send a news story to a friend or colleague, collecting e-mail addresses for a newsletter, and accepting order information. This chapter introduces a very powerful tool for web developers—forms that accept information from web page visitors. Resource websites and chapter links are listed below.

Free Remotely-hosted Form Processing

Privacy & Form Processing

CSS Attribute Selectors

Browser Support for HTML5 Form Controls

Chapter Updates

Use https instead of http when you are coding the action attribute values provided in the textbook.

  • Pages 334, 335, 344
    The value for the action attribute should be

  • Page 349, 350
    The value for the action attribute should be

  • Page 353, 354
    The value for the action attribute should be

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Review Games

Review activities are available for this chapter. Check your knowledge of chapter terms and concepts.

Server-side Script

The server-side script used in the chapter is written in PHP. View the source code.

Server-Side Technologies

Free Server-Scripts


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