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About Will Bontrager

"WillMaster Possibilities" ezine http://willmaster.com/possibilities/ mailto:possibilities@willmaster.com
Dealing With Duplicate Data From Form Submissions

We’ve received several requests for a method of verifying data submitted with a web page form is unique. So I made a kit that can be used to implement such a method, and give it to you in this article.

New Link Markers

Here is a way you can put “New” markers next to links that you have added or changed since your visitor last viewed your web page.

No-Kill Pop Box; Part II

In the “No-Kill Pop Box (Instead of Popups)” article, the first part of this series, code was provided to make a box of content pop onto the web page the visitor is viewing. It was presented as an alternative for webmasters who are losing income because of pop-up killers.

No-Kill Pop Box (Instead of Popups)

Are you tired of popup killers also killing your income?

Today you will learn about a way to present the information previously put in popup windows, yet popup killers can’t kill this pop box!

HTML Form Tutorial, Part II

The first of this 2-part series showed you how to use the <form> tag and the many uses of the <input> tag, including hidden fields. This second part completes the tutorial with multi-line text input areas, selection lists, and a complete form using all the examples and a script to process the form’s information.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); Formatting Lists
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This article will show you how you can change the style of individual lists, all lists on your page, and all lists on your entire web site by changing just a few things on your style sheet.

How to Use Cookies, Part III

This article shows you how to implement cookies to pre-fill in form fields for your visitor.

How to Use Cookies, Part I

This article describes how cookies work and ways cookies can be used for your benefit, as a webmaster, without compromising your visitor’s privacy.

How to Use Cookies, Part II

Here you will find how to implement JavaScript cookie code on your site. The code will determine you how many times the visitor has loaded the page at your site.

HTML Form Tutorial, Part I

HTML forms are a means of collecting information. People fill in a form and/or select something. Then they click a button. Forms don’t actually process information.

How To Send Email With Perl, Part III

Part I contained an introduction and a working Perl script for sending email. Part II showed how to send either plain text or HTML email. This Part III will demonstrate how to send both plain text and HTML formats into one email.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); Backgrounds (part 2 of 2)

Part 1 focused on the many ways to specify web page backgrounds with CSS. This part 2 addresses these subjects:

  1. The background of divisions of the web page, within DIV tags.
  2. The background of tables.
  3. The background behind sections of text content.
  4. The background behind INPUT and TEXTAREA form elements.
  5. The background behind ordered and unordered lists.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); Learning More

In the “Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) — Getting Started” article, the first in this series, you learned how to use an external style sheet. You simply include one line of code on your pages to affect the entire page with the style specified in that external style sheet.

How CGI Works

When you understand this article, you will have:

  • an intuitive understanding of what CGI is,
  • a better grasp of what is possible and what is not, and
  • more confidence when installing CGI programs.
How To Send Email With Perl, Part II

Part I contained an introduction and a working Perl script for sending email. Part II assumes you understand the basic concepts presented in Part I.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); Colorful Forms

If your web page forms are boring, you can spruce them up.

In this article you’ll learn how to make your forms stand out from the crowd and/or to make one of your form fields stand out from the rest of your form.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); Backgrounds (part 1)

Background colors and images can be used for stylistic effects and can be an important element in the design of web sites.

How To Send Email With Perl, Part I

You’ll get started with a working program right away, one that will send a plain text email. It can be an auto-responder.

Many Ways To Use the IFRAME Tag

A short while ago, I was surfing around, wasting time, when I came upon a site with links like, paraphrased, “Rotate content in an IFRAME” and “Display different content every day in an IFRAME.”

Currency Formatting and Putting Commas In Numbers

This article will show you how to do two things:

1. Round numbers to the nearest hundredth, with two digits following the decimal point. This can be useful when displaying prices or the totals of orders.

2. Insert commas between every third digit (right to left) for numbers 1000 and larger. This can make numbers easier to read.

Cursor Changes

Using CSS, you can change the browser’s cursor at different points on the web page. The CSS to change cursors is supported by IE, and some of the cursor shapes by the latest versions of Netscape.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) – Getting Started

If you’ve been putting off using CSS because you have some
uncertainty about exactly how to use it, then today is the
day you’ll get started. You’ll see the simplicity of CSS.
You’ll realize that making style changes to your site’s
web pages is not only quick and easy, but also fun.