Setting up contact forms on website can be a bit of a pain, especially if the client wants loads of custom fields, you not only have to set up the form in HTML its self but then write the fields into your sending script. With this script you won’t need to write your sendmail script over and over again. This script will simply loop through the array of posted variables to gather all of your fields, it will then format them nicely in HTML and send the data to an email addres!
Exciting times are upon us for Skypanel, soon Skypanel is going to be set up as a separate company allowing resellers to introduce Skypanel as their CMS partner. As part of this new model, i’m introducing new pricing structures allowing users to get Skypanel for as little as £200 up front! Full details of pricing structures will be available on the new website (once I’ve done it).
Captcha forms, having to type in obscure numbers and letters into a form to verify you’re a human is almost as annoying as receiving spam its self. I’ve spent some time thinking about an alternative to a captcha form that still detects if the form submission is spam without the need for users to enter an annoying code, here is the solution I’d like to share with you.
The theory is as follows; when a spam bot comes to your website, it does not see your website as regular users, nicely styled with CSS… it sees code, specifically forms, textareas and text inputs, then it fills them out and submits the form.
Our latest version of SkyPanel is now available as an upgrade for existing websites running the software and for all new websites that require our bespoke CMS. Here’s what’s new:
Being a freelance designer, time is money and the time spent designing and developing is essentially the only time you’re getting paid for. Freelance design is a juggling act, not only do we do the creative and technical, we also have to take care of sales, accounts, marketing, client liaison and a host of other mind numbing admin tasks.
Some of you may have seen the fancy code highlighting in my other code tutorials, this effect is achieved by using the GeSHi highlighting class.
The GeSHi library contains definitions for many script languages, a full list can be seen on their website. The default colour definitions are however not great, so I have set about customising a few of the language definitions to highlight your code as Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 would do so.