Absolute beginner hoping for guidance


Hi - I’m reasonably familiar with HTML and run my own website but I need a little more functionality and (I hope) php might be the way to do it, although I have never used it before.

I basically have a form on my site (http://silverphotography.co.uk/reprints … erform.htm)
and want to display a total cost based on user selections. There are only two form elements that can be selected that will affect the total. So a simple breakdown would be: if X is selected from menu 1 and Y is selected from menu 2 display X+Y in a third text box (either on the same page or a new page once the form has been submitted)

My questions are - is php the right way to go? Where do I start looking for a tutorial on this (what might these functions be referred to on the web)?

Many thanks, Trevor


If you want it displayed on the same page (without page refresh) you’ll have to use Javascript.

After a page refresh, you can use any form-submitted data in PHP. A decent tutorial (on a website you should bookmark) is http://www.php.net/manual/en/tutorial.forms.php

Check out the tutorial section and I’m pretty sure you should be able to come up with something that works :slight_smile: (and if it still doesn’t, post it here and we’ll try 'n help you out).