Building An Order Form
For this project, that objective is the creation of a simple order page. This page will enable the site's visitor to select from a variety of items being offered for sale. The page will check for invalid entries. It will count the number of items selected and show the total cost as items are selected. When the visitor finalizes their selections, the information entered will be written to a file, a page confirming their order will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent to the email address they provided.
This project is not a complete e-commerce solution by any means, but it does illustrate one possible set of the elements involved in one, and could provide the basis upon which one could be developed.
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<title>Acme Widgets - Get Your Widgets Here!</title>
<h2>The Acme Widget Company</h2>
<h3>Get Your Widgets Here!</h3>
<p>Please make your selections from the following choices:</p>
<p>If you have questions or difficulties with this order page, please contact
our Customer Service Department (see our Contacts page.)</p>
And there it is! A simple, basic web page to begin with. It's worth noting just how simple this beginning is, because in a few more steps, this page is going to become a lot more impressive! In the next step, we'll be adding the form itself.