It's been awhile, but i'm back into programming
As I mention this is a online database and will be live as much as possible. With all database when you want to add an entry you need a form. I can design a form easly, but I want my form not to leave the database page. I want the form to appear in front of the database "hazying" the database page and the form to appear in front of it, untill someone hits submit.
I hope that I was clear enough, I will try to find other pages out that perform this same function that i'm looking for, so that I can show you.
I will need this form also for entries that need to be edited too.
If you have an idea of that i'm talking about, please reply and let me know what it takes to get something like this to run on my site. Thanks!
http://www.tdcjdallascounty.com (Click on the database link)
Your PHP\MySQL guy (depending on actually being a PHP\MySQL guy) would easily be able to set it up. What you would have to do is design all the pages you want, and then present them to the backend programmer and he'll make your forms and page forms work. Also, if you have a PHP\MySQL, you'd need a server running PHP\MySQL and then that's about it.
Looks like you need AJAX. However, by the look of it you will be coding for a US public service so Section 508 compliance may be an issue.
I am aware of the PHP/MySQL services, and yes my host does provide me with PHP/MySQL, if they didn't I would be out of there. As I mention, i'm doing a visual first (not working) database. I have a (ADD) button .gif in the header of my page. What I want to do is once someone clicks on the ADD button it will bring up the form. Again this will not be a real active form, just a visual of what i'm expecting my programmer to design. I just want a script to add into my visual website.
Again I need a form that will not navagate way from the database page. I need the form to appear in front of the page "hazing" out the database untill the form is submited and then return back to the database page.
I will try to find a site out there that preform this same funcation
OK I found a site that does what i'm looking for, it was on MySpace.
I almost said 'let google be your friend' - but I'm in a charitable mood.
Try googling for "AJAX login scripts" and there should be of examples and tutorials as probably a decent of ready built solutions. Good luck mate.
kiwibrit thanks for helping me how to grey out the page, but I would really like the form action that goes along with it. I did google, maybe you used a diffrent search term then I did.
I need a postive confirmation on with this application is and how I can get my hands on it...
Some sites to check out:
http://www.15seconds.com/issue/020606.htm (looks like a pretty good step by step example).
Hopefully that'll help you out some.
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post" onsubmit="ajaxLoginFunction();return false;">
<!-- ... Inputs and such nots. -->
Last edited by Shorts; 07-23-2009 at 10:04 PM.
AJAX seems to be so confusing to me. Everything I saw was able creating login screen, which is also good, i'm mainly looking for the popup form effect. Is there anything just on this subject or anything showing the scipt code for the effect?
If I could suggest, focus on building the form first. The visual effect of the lightbox can come after.
Not leaving the page is not related to this overlay effect. That is ajax, so as you go forward, try and keep these things separate in your mind and try and do it one step at a time. Laying out the form itself will be html/css, here just worry about the plain form. Once you have that, try and implement the modal or the lightbox.
The ajax part, your backend person should work with you on that, don't worry about that quite yet.
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