So, i’m at the stage where I have to start creating online forms. This is not an easy aspect of designing websites cos it’s either you use HTML codes or you simply use WYSISWYG (simply means ‘what you see is what you get’).
This particular application saves you the time and stress involved in creating online forms. However, my issue or concern is when you decide to create more complex forms that require more than three fields such as an online order form which also incorporates ecommerce application for making payments. How do I go about that.
Another issue is creating a sign up form where prospective clients can login to make use of services I intend to offer. How do I write a code for that. Curently, i’m attending an online class for writing HTML codes at About so I can learn how to create simple online forms. I’ve also been surfing for other sites that can teach me how to create online forms that are usable.
If there’s anyone out there who’s more knowledgeable in these matters, please feel free to share your knowledge.
Some few months back, when I decided entrepreneurship was the way to go, litle did I know there were so many hurdles to cross. Like Whitney Houston’s aunt sang “many rivers to cross, but I can’t seem to find my way over…”that has been my song while I was trying to scale some of the hurdles involved in starting my business.
Yes, I know what it is I want to do but, there are about 5 or 6 ideas cooling their heels in my notebook and waiting to be unleashed on the deserving public. So what hurdles am I talking about?
First is the issue of setting up a website. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eyes of a needle than a budding entrepreneur try setting and designing a website in our country. In the course of writing up my concept, I had gone to see a website designer and over lunch, after telling him about my concept, he gave me a bill of $2,500. I simply couldn’t believe I had to part with so much money. So, I went back to my drawing board and began to search for an affordable option online. I fell in love with Yahoo, Vistapages, Bluehost and a couple of great web hosting companies for small business and I couldn’t believe all the great bundles each offer came with.
Seondly, after I had decided on the web hosting company, i was going to pitch my tent with, payment was another hurdle. Has anyone tried paying with a Nigerian debit Mastercard, it’s hell. Most times, they kept bouncing my card till I finally got a colleagues wife who resides in America to pay on my behalf. Whew! that was tough. So, for the next two years, I won’t have to bother my head about late payments and all of that.
Now, I can go ahead with the next stage…designing my website. If you ask me it’s been fun. Never knew I had the aptitude to become a webdesigner. Anyway, that’s another story for another day. I’ll keep you posted on my journey towards entrepreneurship.