Forms

A form is a way of collecting information via a web page and doing something with it. Some examples include:

  • Allowing users to send an email directly from a page
  • Providing directions to your location from a location entered by a user
  • Providing a Google search of your site
  • Collecting survey data from your user

HTML forms can contain text entry fields, select boxes, checkboxs or radio boxes.


Forms

    All input types must be a layer group that ends with ~form. Anything prior to the ~form will be added to the form tag action. This is where you specify the server location that will process the request.

  • ~select - Create a drop-down list. Create a layer group ending with ~select, all text items in this group will be part of the pulldown, regardless if they invisible or not.
  • ~button - A submit button is used to send form data to a server.
  • ~radio - Radio buttons let a user select ONLY ONE of a limited number of choices.
  • ~checkbox - Checkboxes let a user select ZERO or MORE options of a limited number of choices.
  • ~textarea - A multi-line input field that a user can enter text into.
  • ~input - A one-line input field that a user can enter text into. Create a layer group ending with ~input, the text layer in this group will be used within the input box as a placeholder.