Written by Jase Clamp Friday, 26 August 2011 15:35
RS Forms is a great component. Its got all the hooks in the admin to be able to add any kind of advanced dynamic functionality that you want. A recent version of RS Form introduced the concept of 'pagination' or - breaking your form onto seperate pages. This can be a handy feature if you feel that your form is too ominous in it's entireity.
What we wanted to do however was build special logic into the sequencing of the pages. So based on how the user answers a question in RS Form, we direct them to the next question we want them to see. In the form builder world, this is sometimes refered to as branching logic. Understandably, the makers of RS Forms have not added this feature because it's possibly hard to administer. However by adding some jquery to the form, we can add the functionality we need.
Here's how you do it...
Written by Jase Clamp Friday, 26 August 2011 14:20
How to setup RS Forms Pro for Authorize.net payments
1. SSL in place
The first thing you have to do is get yourself an SSL certificate and make sure that is configured. Then you have to make sure that when you send people to the form, that the link is HTTPS. It is possible to PHP code in the form to sense this and automatically redirect but we have not bothered with this.
Written by Jase Clamp Wednesday, 30 June 2010 00:00
A while back I spoke about load testing a website. I spoke mostly about how one can load test but what if you find that the site does not perform well under pressure? If you are running Joomla for your content management system (cms) there are some things you can do to improve your load time for your website.
Recently one of our clients actually did a load test. They used "Load Storm" to do their testing. The testing did reveal that above 500 simultaneous users, the site did start to load slowly. Now part of the solution for that may be improving the hosting specs, however we did take a look at the website itself using a special tool that shows tips for improving speed. The tool is called "YSlow" by Yahoo, it is a Firefox extension. Basically you load the website and it grades the site on many aspects that could be speeding it up.