Eron examines eWebEditPro, a WYSIWYG user-friendly program that allows users
with no knowledge of HTML to add site content regardless of whether it's
created on the fly or developed in programs such as Word and Excel.
These days, instant gratification is the key to the Internet. This goes for
content consumers as well as content providers — people want to get their
information online as quickly as possible without having to rely on someone
else to format and encode it in HTML.
As ColdFusion developers, we are empowering content providers by creating
dynamic websites, which can be tailored and updated by employees with average
computer skills. Even so, there is still a major obstacle to putting the
power of content control into the hands of end-users: their inability to take
content they've developed on-the-fly or in WYSIWYG applications, such as ... (more)
If you have used any content management systems or any of the popular
Web-based e-mail portals, you've probably had an opportunity to use something
like eWebEditPro. The idea behind this product is to make it easy for anyone
to write HTML-enhanced content right on a Web site.
When the user goes to type text, instead of a regular bland HTML
Many of us have used the CFCONTENT tag that comes with ColdFusion to serve up
files to browsers, but very few ColdFusion developers are aware that the
CFCONTENT tag can be used in conjunction with the HTML tag to serve up
graphics, such as JPEGs and GIFs. In this case, the why of doing this is
perhaps just as interesting as the how.
It turns out that using this technique is perfect for use with creating an
advertising banner server, controlling access to graphic files, or - on the
more sinister side - creating "Web bugs."
If you don't recall, a Web bug is a graphic (usually... (more)
One of the most common database-driven applications on the Internet is the
Internet forums are used for product support, organizational announcements,
and corporate discussion areas, and as a place to talk about the theme of a
given Web site. They're popular because they offer a convenient way to
discuss interests and ideas while keeping a sense of history - something a
typical e-mail list doesn't have. They also have the advantage of offering
site administrators a high level of control over what's being talked about
and how it's discussed.
If you've been cons... (more)
In March (CFDJ, Vol.3, issue 5) we covered reasons to upsize your Access
database to SQL Server and the tools you'll use to do it. Here we explain in
detail how to copy data to SQL Server and troubleshoot your upsizing project.
The IMPORT AND EXPORT data wizard (aka the DTS Wizard - Data Transformation
Services) certainly helps get you going with building tables in SQL Server.
It takes an Access database (as well as many other database types) to import
its table structures and data to a Microsoft SQL Server. Since it uses a
wizard format, it's simple to use as long as you know wha... (more)