This series of tutorials shows how to create HTML forms in your Web pages. Forms allow you to make your site interactive — your visitors can use the forms on your site for giving you feedback via email, navigating your site, posting messages and other content to your site, voting and polling, and almost anything else you can dream of!
In this tutorial, you start by looking at the HTML
form element, the basic building block of Web forms. You then learn how to use disabled and read-only controls to enhance your forms. Finally, you’ll look briefly at ways to process the results of your forms after they’ve been submitted.
The remaining tutorials in the series look at 8 different types of form fields that you can place in an HTML form, including text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, menus, text areas, hidden fields, password fields and file upload fields. You’ll also learn how to create submit, image and reset buttons, and how to create generic form buttons. Buttons are needed to “activate” your Web form — for example, to enable the user to send the form after they’ve filled it in.