INTERACTIVE WEB PAGES
Interactive web pages add value to a site, here
are some examples:
A search engine allows the customer to find the product they need
amongst possibly many hundreds of products, thus saving them time
and allowing them to browse for other products without hassle.
Validated forms provide an automatic way of getting data back to
a database or office in the correct format with all the necessary
information, which saves your staff time. Forms can be processed
automatically (this can be over a secure link) or sent by email
ASP pages are the same as html pages, but parts of them are automatically
filled in by the server before being sent to the client. This method
allows a large number of users to access interactive content and
most importantly allows corporate databases to be directly linked
to web pages via software running on the server. This is the main
diasadvantage of ASP, if your are a small company without your own
Internet server you cannot use ASP directly.
Guest books are less important than they used to be especially on
large sites, because as the number of visitors increase so does
the guestbook size - and who wants to look through a guest book
with hundreds or thousands of new names a day? - But still, guest
books are can be good for small sites.