Feb 20, 2011 at 12:16 AM
Edited Feb 20, 2011 at 12:21 AM
My preference style of editing may be different from others. I'm making programs for my own productivity, and not for other clients. I have never tried GoDaddy's interface, but I'm sure it can't be as useful as the MS Expression Web on my desktop.
The mission is to load useful things to my market research and community website
So that work entails loading lots of static pages like news articles, interviews, and index pages
to the various pages. I'm now using my desktop VFP9 to do this work. So a lot of the stuff is repetitive. One interview has the same format as another, so it allows me to automate a lot of the tedious work and bypass coding
in an HTML program.
Where I'm excited to use ActiveVFP is to offer lots of surveys on line. Another opportunity is to gather input from members of my community using ActiveVFP. But much of the heavy lifting will not be done in ActiveVFP but using my
desktop VFP and then loading that up to ActiveVFP on GoDaddy where my website lives.
My plan of attack for creating AVFP surveys is as follows:
1. Study your AVP examples intensively. Here's where playing with your HTML templates in MS Expression Web comes in handy.
2. Create VFP methods that TEXTMERGE lightly marked up plain text (the survey) with HTML code to create a HTML template for each unique survey.
3. Figure out how to modify AVFP's main.prg so I can funnel any number of survey/templates through one application instance.
4. Create a DBF table for each unique survey and load them to the application.
It's gonna be fun. . .