ASP Guest Book Version 2.0

Category:
ASP, HTML and XML
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Author:
Anonymous

Version Compatibility: ASP

More information:
The method I used to build this Guest Book allows to store records in a text file much like in a database. This text file is fully administrable through the admin page. ASP code demonstrates a text file manipulation using "fso" Access to administrator's page is protected with logon credentials in an encrypted password file. Although password can be changed directly from web page, I enclosed VB utility for creating or modifying this password file.

Version 2, released 3/3/03, is more easy to setup to match your website configuration. I have stripped graphics and buttons animation. It is still text file based and even faster now. The database text file path can now be easily changed via configuration file "modify.asp". The main advantage of a new version is that, it will match any website color palette in seconds. Just logon to the admin page and modify colors for 10 elements of the guest book.

Special Thanks to Lewis Moten for client side "Color Picker" core scriptlets. Note: The guest book is compatible with all browsers but Palette selector will only work in IE 5.5 and higher due to the client side VBScript.

View my choice of colors at: http://www27.brinkster.com/gurgen/newbook/default.asp

If you'd like to see the old version it is still there for a while: http://www27.brinkster.com/gurgen/default.asp

Good Luck!

NOTE: On NT/2000, don't forget to grant the internet anonymous user write file permissions for the .dat file. Once you do this, the application will run out of the box. See the readme.rtf file for more information.


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download guestbook.zip