Making HTML forms easier for the user is no easy task.
Make good use of Radio buttons, Check boxes and drop-down menus within the form instead of text boxes where possible to keep the users typing down to a minimum.
Use the "Tabindex" HTML form attribute to set the tabbing order if your HTML forms are large and complex.
Make clear which elements of a form are compulsory with and * or similar, stating what the asterix is for at the top. If you think any of the fields might be filled in wrongly, then think about adding help pages (pop-ups) for the form.
If you already have data on the user then pre-populate the fields and ask for confirmation where necessary, this will save the user re-typing them.
Finally you will be able to judge your forms usability by how many badly filled forms you receive.
Just posted my Cisco CCNA Revision Notes. There are quite a few pages, more to follow; They contain my "Last Minute Revision Notes" including VLANS, Spanning Tree and IOS Commands.
Please drop me an email if these are of any use to you.
CCNA Test Exam Prep
TRUNCATE TABLE <table name>
Deletes all rows from a table without logging an transactions. Very useful if the contents of a table you want to delete is very large.
If you happen to install Microsoft SQL Server under a Windows account you later want to change to another Windows account you will have to login to Windows using the account it was installed under (Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services to find this out). You should then stop all SQL server services (MSSQLServer, SQLServerAgent, Microsoft Search, Full-Text Search, Distributed Transaction Coordinator etc). In Control Panel, click on Administrative Tools and then Services. For every SQL service you have installed you will need to view and edit the logon properties, changing the account for each one. A reboot should then complete the process.
Passed the CCNA exam today with a score of 912. My revision notes and tips are below.
My free CCNA study materials
Currently working on trying to automate the bulk input of web log files into a MS SQL database with DTS Designer and Active-X script.
Managed to concatenate fields and perform VB commands on the data prior to input. However running through a directory of files to input is somewhat more difficult.
Ideal DTS import solution
The following URL is a template CV that Russians use to get jobs in the west (Apparently). All you need to is add your name/dob/address/phone no/email and invent a couple of company names and addresses and bobs your uncle... :)
Template web CV
Constraints are important within a database structure as they insure database integrity.
This useful SQL command shows how to add constraints to existing SQL tables.
In this command a constraint between 2 tables (tblCountries and tblCompanies) is being created called FK_tblCompanies_tblCountries.
alter table dbo.tblCompanies add constraint FK_tblCompanies_tblCountries foreign key (ISOCountryCode) references dbo.tblCountries(ISOCountryCode)
According to T-mobile the new form of mobile phone communication will be a combination of pictures, sounds and slang phrases. These will produce a new abbreviated language which will be unique between groups of friends.
This news comes as the UK networks finally become MMS cross compatible. Enabling users of different networks to send picture messages to one another is seen as key to the take up of MMS.