Author: Tabatha Weiner
A wise man once sat on a high mountain. Many people over many years came to see him. They traveled from great distances and climbed the massive heights of the mountain to ask his advice and seek his wisdom. One day a website owner made the great journey, climbed the rocky inclines, and slumped down beside the wise man, huffed and puffed from their trek. “What can I do for you my obviously normally desk bound companion?” asked the wise man. “Aaah, nothin!”, replied the site owner, after catching their breath, “I just heard theirs its a fantastic view from up here thanks to the great feedback forms on my website! ” 🙂
Okay, its a pretty crummy introduction but if you look into it real deeply (and it does take some deep looking!) I guess I am trying to say that if your users can have easy to use forms on your website you’ll get all the feedback, suggestions, ideas and user interactivity you’ll ever need.
A well designed form can often make the difference between a user wanting to give you feedback and use the interactive features of your site or whether they simply turn up their nose and investigate another web site.
The top rules we like to follow are these :
– Use clear labeling of fields.
– Try and pre-empt user responses and utilize radio buttons,
pre checked check boxes and drop down lists when possible.
– Use tables (with color and alignments set) to aid the visual
layout of a form.
– Give additional descriptions, explanations, or help, on fields
that the user may question. Utilizing the status bar is
often a good means of doing this.
There are possibly other rules and ideas that other developers may use as well that are very useful. Our biggest recommendation is to visit other websites that use forms, look at their layouts, play with them (you don’t have to submit!) , and you’ll soon have the a picture of whats good and whats not!
Cool Cursors is the coolest way to
add some fun and life to any page!
(Move your mouse over the above text to see!)
With FrontFX Cool Cursors you can add total life and fun to any web page with cursors, address bar icons and scroll bar colors.
Change Scrollbar Colors.
Insert Address Bar Bookmark Icons
Built In Icon Editor (beta version has color issues)
Import and Store Cursors and Icons By Category
Change Standard and Add Custom Cursors Across :
– Selected Text/Elements
– Specific Elements (Just Images, Links etc)
– Entire Document.
– Named Elements
The registration of this FrontPage Addin is FREE and currently only available for Registered Users of Tools+1 and Tools+2. If you already own Tools+ 1 or 2 then just log in to the members area and claim your bonus product!
Templates PLUS is standalone Windows software can be used by any web developer no matter what Web Page editor you use, be it FrontPage, Dreamweaver or even Notepad! (A FrontPage Addin is also in development to compliment the software)
Templates PLUS is also the perfect, and fast, companion for Template Developers who wish to archive single or multiple sites into templates ready to distribute to both Templates PLUS and non Templates PLUS owners with JPG previews, categorized importing (for Templates PLUS owners) and more.
The Full version includes over 300 ready to use templates!
|Select Templates Quickly And EasilyImport New Templates
Over 300 Ready To Use Templates
Archive Your Own Sites From Disk
|Colorize Templates To Meet Your Needs!|
Over 300 Ready To Use Templates In The Full Version
Colorize a template quickly and easily to suite your needs.
Archive Any Website From Disk With A Preview And Full Template Description (Author, Website, Notes etc)
Package Single Or Multiple Templates Into One Single Distributable ZIP Archive (including the previews). These packages can be imported by other Templates PLUS users to take advantage of categorization, preview and Template Description fields and tools OR by others without Templates PLUS (without the bells and whistles!)
Page, image and HTML source protection is an ongoing issue on the World Wide Web. It is frustrating to many an artist, writer or developer putting long hours into the creation of their website only to find that their content is being ‘ripped off’ and ‘stolen’ by someone. Unfortunately the truth of the matter is that in its basic HTML form anything can be ripped off a web page in just seconds.
The best that can be done to deter* a potential content thief is through protection, scripting and encrypting. Disable browser functions, implement referring domain restrictions, password pages and encrypt source code quickly and easily with InstantFX SiteSeal.
Page Protection Options :
Disable Right Click (Entire Document)
Disable Right Click (Images Only)
Disable Document Select
Insert No Cache Meta Tags
No Image Toolbar (IE)
Stop Status Bar Text
Break From Frames
Browser Only Loading. (Stop page reaping software!)
Page Encryption. Convert HTML and Scripts to unreadable with your choice of 3 different types of encryption – Basic, Keyed Encryption or
Backups : Backup Files prior to conversion in ZIP format.
Settings : Save Your Favourite Settings and reload them at any time.
Logs Files : Keep track of the changes made to files. The Log Reports can be useful to provide customers or management who may be concerned with the protection of information.
Convert Back To Normal : Convert Pages back to normal for editing in just a few clicks.
FrontPage Support : Launch From FrontPage 2000, 2002 or 2003 with the FrontFX SiteSeal addin!
Convert Your HTML To Unreadable Binary (or others) In Just Seconds!