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One of the most common database-driven applications on the Internet is the discussion forum. 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 considering adding a discussion forum to your Web site, you know there are many competitors. However, one of the best forums applications I've ever used is ColdFusion-based FuseTalk 3.0 from e-Zone Media. FuseTalk is excellent - it's inexpensive, feature-rich, easy to deploy, and a pleasure to m... (more)

CFContent With Images

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)

Ektron Turns Up The Heat

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