Maybe you've wondered how to create user registration forms so you know who's visiting your site, or perhaps you'd like to create a discussion section where viewers can see messages posted by others and submit a response.
When you want to gather information from viewers, you'll need to create a Web form: an HTML page that includes interactive fields in which a visitor can type or make a selection. You've probably filled out thousands of forms yourself to do things like subscribe to the PTA newsletter or access your Web-based email account.
This tutorial introduces you to forms and the many ways FrontPage lets you manage them. You can create your own form manually or use a FrontPage form template (a ready-made form-creating tool). You'll learn how to collect the data you're receiving in a variety of formats from email to text files, or you can even pipe the info you're gathering into a database. And you'll also learn a few form-related tricks, like how to make sure that visitors fill in certain fields and how to let them know they've successfully filled out and submitted your form.