Dreamweaver 8 Basics
• Create hypertext links to jump to the anchors.
5. Select the Breeding in the Wild text in the unordered list.
6. Type #breeding in the Link box in the Property Inspector. The # sign indicates a
link to an anchor with that name on the same page.
3. Select each of the next two items in the list and type in the appropriate anchor
link in the Property Inspector. Don't forget to start the link with the # sign.
• Save your Web page.
IV. Adding a Form
On the home page, we will put a simple mailto form so that people can order more
information about Elephants by purchasing the fantastic book you have written about your
own experiences. There are many methods that forms use to send and/or process
information. A mailto form is the simplest. It takes the information inputed into the form fields
and mails that information to the email address supplied in the form setup. Other forms may
require cgi or perl scripting. We will not be looking at those types of forms in this workshop.
• Some things to think about when putting forms on your page:
o what is the purpose of the form?
o what information do you want to gather?
o what information do you need to supply?
Open your home page in Dreamweaver. Go to the bottom of the page just above the courtesy
section and put your cursor in the empty space. Type in the text: "Order Elephants: Yours,
Mine and Ours", press the enter key and type in "Latest Book by "your name"". Press the
enter key. You are now ready to create your form.
A. Insert a Form Object
1. Click on the Insert menu
2. Click on Form in the Form fly-out menu. This will insert the initial form tags to place the
form objects in. In Dreamweaver, this is indicated by a red box on your page. Always
make sure you are inside of the red box when inserting form objects.
3. Enter a name for your form in the Property Inspector.