Hi Annie, Answers: 1) You can do this with UltraDev, or any other plain text editor for that matter 2) Although I am not a fan of MS Access, it should be fine for that level of user interaction 3) An experienced developer should be able to complete this in a week barring any unforseen problems (there always are) and feature creep (again, there always is...) 4) That depends...(sorry, can't be more specific!) anywhere between 30/hr - 100/hr depending on how fast/good/experienced you are 5) First of all, pick a technology to use. I'm assuming here that you're not bound to a specific technology, so your main choices are PHP, ASP, CGI/Perl, ColdFusion. Ideally choose whichever one you're most comfortable with. Since you're likely using Access then I would suggest ASP. You'll need to be somewhat comfortable with SQL to pull this off. If you're using ASP I would suggest using a COM email component as oppossed to IIS CDONTS for programatically sending out emails. Dave -----Original Message----- From: Annie [mailto:annie at twitch.ca] Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 1:13 PM To: Thelist Subject: [thelist] Web Forms to Access DB? HELP! :) I just landed my first project that demands some type of database work. I'm really not sure how to go about it, or how to estimate cost, time, anything else I'm missing... The project is for a company that wants to allow its employees to sign up for staff training online. They want a website that will allow employees to sign up for various courses, as well as display when the course is full - the administrator wants to be able to set the parameters for the # of students for each course/type of course/name of course/dates/alternate dates, etc. I imagine that this would be done with some type of web interface to the Access database, so they don't have to actually get into the program and do this. They want the sign-ups to submit to a database (and possibly email someone) and additional sign-ups to go on to a 'waiting list'... only a single waiting list for each course... not a waiting list for each course date. The students should be able to select course/date, and see a course description and whether or not the course is full. My questions are: 1. Is this something that can be done with Ultradev? 2. Will Access be a good enough database to run it off (classes are usually 8-10 people ~ 200 employees @ the firm) 3. How long would a project like this be expected to take an inexperienced designer? 4. How much would be an appropriate rate to charge? 5. Finally... any tips or tricks or things to look out for? Thanks!!! Annie -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !