The forms that you include in your website are enough to offer interaction with your possible clients. Just make sure that the information they provide undergoes form processing or form filling.
You want to include forms, such as
inquiry, in your website. This is to be able to build quick interaction with
the visitors who are also your prospective buyers. They fill up the boxes, do
checkboxes and then wait for your reply. Upon clicking the "submit button,”
sets of information are then sent to your server. But before you are able to
receive them, form processing needs to take place.
Form filling has two sides: the server side and the
client side. The latter refers to the form which your guests online fills in
with the required data. Your browser will then send it to the server. The
server side, on the other hand, will receive it. It will perform the necessary
processing according to the instructions of your webmaster.
This is where some complications may start. For one,
if the webmaster that you hire did not place any guide on how the server will
manage the forms, the user may feel frustrated of the "error message"
that he or she will receive. Or worse the forms will be submitted as clearly
seen by the user when the truth is that the server did not get anything. You
have no idea then that you are losing a lot of sales because of negligence.
Check with your web host then if it will make use of
the "action" attribute. Do not think twice because it pays to be
inquisitive. Remember, it is your business at stake.
"Action" attribute identifies the URL that
will obtain and at the same time process the information from the form.
Likewise, it is the one that either email the data or bring it to the
processing script. The "method" feature, on the other hand, will let
the browser know which HTTP method it will employ to deliver the data in the
form. This has two values: "post" and "get".
When your web host uses "post", it hopes to
transport the form contents the same as a data stream. If it uses
"get", the information delivered has then become a segment of the
URL. "Post" divides the data then from the URL. It places it in a
different portion of the HTTP.
There is still a lot of information that you must
know when it comes to form processing. Okay, you are not the web host and
instead the owner of the server. But knowing the basics will send a signal that
you know what you want to do with the data sent by your possible clients. If
you want to make sure, try consulting program or software developers.