HTML and CSS Reference
In this chapter, you will learn how to ...
● Describe common uses of forms on Web pages
● Create forms on Web pages using the <form> ,
<input /> , <textarea> , and <select>
● Create forms that provide additional accessibility
features using the accesskey and tabindex
● Associate form controls and groups using
<label> , <fieldset> , and <legend>
● Create custom image buttons and use the
● Use CSS to style a form
● Describe the features and common uses of
● Invoke server-side processing to handle form
● Find free server-side processing resources on
Forms are used for many purposes all over the Web.
They are used by search engines to accept keywords and by online stores to
process e-commerce shopping carts. Web sites use forms to help with a variety
of functions—accepting visitor feedback, encouraging visitors to send a news
story to a friend or colleague, collecting e-mail addresses for a newsletter, and
accepting order information. This chapter introduces a very powerful tool for
Web developers—forms that accept information from Web page visitors.