View Full Version : Online appointment?
06-07-2004, 07:22 PM
a friend of mine just ask me if i could build an online appointment page (aplication?) for her spa,
How do you do that?
i mean... i would think you need a php/net page, but im not sure...
what about the software to build it?
Im using Macromedia Studio MX 2004+Pro
06-08-2004, 02:11 AM
PHP interfaced with a MySQL DB would work great for this application. Then make one page that will take input from the customer, with a confirmation page to confirm the information, write it to the DB and that part is done. Then, make another page, secured, for the spa owner to open up and pull up the current appointments (just a filtering of data for that one).
DW provides tons of support for PHP (I have not use the MX 2004 version yet, but MX did pretty good) and has some pretty nifty tools to help you get started using dynamic pages and databases.
06-08-2004, 06:20 PM
If you are not familiar with the scripting tools in Dreamweaver, this would be a heck of a project to start learning with. It sounds like you are trying to re-invent the wheel. I would look for a 3rd party application that offers everything you are looking for. There are a ton of solutions out there, you just have to know what your requirements are. Do you wanna do it in php/mysql, jsp/mysql, asp/mysql or mssql, asp.net/mssql, coldfusion/mysql. Find out what your budget is and look for a 3rd party solution first. If it is out of your price range then its going to take you 400 hours to build it yourself. What is the difference in cost to you?