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Form Tool Kit -- like other WA Extenssions is one huge headache

Thread began 12/12/2010 2:10 pm by michaelf0199272 | Last modified 12/14/2010 11:58 am by michaelf0199272 | 1906 views | 9 replies |

michaelf0199272

Form Tool Kit -- like other WA Extenssions is one huge headache

I bought FormToolKit for the Captha applications -- There is problem launching it, it is hanging. It seem to be looking for my remote ftp to be connected that was kind of strange. It shouldn't need to. Then I went anyways and connected to my ftp remote server. The thing is still hanging.

Please see attached picture

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The captcha interface uses similar technology as the dreamweaver recordset does when it reads the available tables and columns in your database... It posts a page to the server that allows it to create a sample captcha image in order to populate the preview in the bottom of the interface.

If the captcha doesn't work, most likely neither would a recordset connection. The issue is probably with your server settings. Does FTP work through dreamweaver to upload files to the remote server in general?

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michaelf0199272

Yes -- The FTP works. I do all my upload using FTP.

I was able to make it work -- but it took over 4 hours to get captcha added to my website. This I am sure you will agree it way too long a time to add acaptcha. This is because I have to wait each time a selection is made to allow it it settle, before making the next selection.

Here is the issue I have now -- how do I make it look symetrical -- the captcha and its input field. Please see attached picture. Everything tested correct except that it is not symetrical.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Thanks for the feedback. I guess we should add an option to disable the preview for people with slower connections.

To fix your alignment issues, you can update the margins for the fields like you have for the others.

It looks like the CAPTCHA image needs: margin-left:30px;

and the input field below it needs: margin-left: 90px;

Then to make the input the same size as the others add: size="30"

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michaelf0199272

Thanks Ray -- my connection is a bit slow, I am using EDGE (2.5G) Broadband. I need to upgrade to 3G or 4G as soon as I can.


I will try the solution that you suggested later on tonight.


Once again, thanks.

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michaelf0199272

Hi Ray -- it is me again -- I hope you can afford me a complete hand holding regarding your suggested solution. Where do I place those size definitions.

Here is what you suggested:

"To fix your alignment issues, you can update the margins for the fields like you have for the others.

It looks like the CAPTCHA image needs: margin-left:30px;

and the input field below it needs: margin-left: 90px;

Then to make the input the same size as the others add: size="30""


Pasted below is the affected area -- the area which I need to modify.

<label>
Security<span class="style2">: </span><img id="capt1" src="webassist/captcha/wavt_captchasecurityimages.php?width=200&height=50&field=Security_Code_1&bgcolor=EAEFF5&transparent=0&bgimage=&gridfreq=20&gridcolor=000000&gridorder=behind&noisefreq=10&noisecolor=000000&noiseorder=behind&characters=5&charheight=&font=fonts/MODERNA_.TTF&textcolor=000000" alt="security code" width="200" height="50" /><img src="webassist/captcha/images/refresh.png" height="18" onclick="document.getElementById('capt1').src+='&ref=1'" />
<br />
<input id="Security_Code_1" name="Security_Code_1" type="text" value="" />
</label>

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If you were to place the css inline it would look like:


<label>
Security<span class="style2">: </span><img style="margin-left:30px" id="capt1" src="webassist/captcha/wavt_captchasecurityimages.php?width=200&height=50 &field=Security_Code_1&bgcolor=EAEFF5&transparent= 0&bgimage=&gridfreq=20&gridcolor=000000&gridorder= behind&noisefreq=10&noisecolor=000000&noiseorder=b ehind&characters=5&charheight=&font=fonts/MODERNA_.TTF&textcolor=000000" alt="security code" width="200" height="50" /><img src="webassist/captcha/images/refresh.png" height="18" onclick="document.getElementById('capt1').src+='&r ef=1'" />
<br />
<input style="margin-left:90px" id="Security_Code_1" name="Security_Code_1" type="text" size="30" value="" />
</label>

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michaelf0199272

Thank you so much, I appreciate. I will make this changes tonight.



Michael

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michaelf0199272

Ray, thanks a lot for your help.

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michaelf0199272

The best WA products that I have used so far and I do have all of their products, I have not had much time to spend on all of them but so far.

These two deliver their promises:
1) EU 400, EU401
2) This new Form Tool Kit is superb, if one truly gets a handle on it.


*** It will be helpful if the tutorials for these products can be like an engineering MOP, where you assume that the "implementer" does not know much but can follow direction\guidelines in details. I happen to write a lot of MOPs (Method of Procedures) in my line of work, which the technicians carry out form me. The premises here is that, you should be able to take anyone right from the street, provide them the MOP, as long as that person can read, they should be able to implement the MOP to the Engineering satisfactions.

A lot of your tutorials seem to have many disconnects (they have missing parts or assume that the users know). This makes it difficult for people to make a hit at first try. In particular, the tutorials for the Security Assist and the e-Carts. Since these two are really the corner stone of providing e-Commerce websites, the tutorials should be very detailed and easy to follow through.

Another point, I noticed that these days you are providing your tutorials through YouTube -- this sometimes is not really the best option for someone like myself. A flash based tutorials is best in my case and it should be downloadable so that I don't have to keep downloading it from the i'net each time I need to reference or review it.

This is just my 2 cents or 2 pence.

Michael

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