Best way to design this page ?
Posted on 2004-10-29
I need to create a page to do a specific task but I do not know if it is possible or which web development language would be best to use (I have a small amount of experience using ASP)
I am interested to hear from anyone with more experience than myself that could point me in the right direction.
The page needs to have 5 buttons along the top, clicking the buttons will populate a list type box on the left of the page with different information depending on the button clicked, the info is stored in an Access database.
Upon selecting a value from the list box another larger list box is displayed (filling the remainder of the page) with more detailed information from the Access database, clicking a value from this list box will open a new page with further detailed info.
I have used ASP and DSN connection-less (I think it's called) to connect to an Access database in the past but as this runs server side I don't think I can use it to do this new page.
I have considered the following ideas but not sure if they will work or if there is a better way ?
Using ASP - recursive page, the buttons would be a form, when button clicked the page is refreshed, if a value has been past back to the page then depending on this value use ASP to populate the list box, same idea when the list box is clicked to populate the main bigger list box.
I appreciate any advice you can give