Back to work on the Behold Forum. I left off a few weeks ago with the reformatting of the pages. My ideal goal is to set up something that looks and feels like Outlook Express. It needs the Forum List on the left, the message list at the top right, and the message preview on the bottom right. While I’m at it, since I won’t have too many different forums, I can use the bottom left for the area where you can search for text in the messages of the forums. Then everything important is available on the main screen and nothing could be simpler or more user friendly.
So next is cutting and pasting all the various ASP programs a few lines at a time, testing, a few more lines, testing some more, debugging, fixing, and so on. Little things like determining what forum to open (I would like it to be the forum the user last opened) require a bit of thinking.
But, I do manage to get the basic structure set up with the forum list and the search tool and the header area for the message list.