HTML is the foundation of any web-site. However, plain HTML is not able to add interactivity and life in a website. You need extra spices and colours to liven your website - making it easier for your customers to navigate and interact with you.
Some of the spices you may consider are:
In this article, we discuss few free and paid resources for CGI applications. (By the way, the forms and search engine at infobanc.com site are CGI applications).
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) Resources
One of the Web's most fascinating but least understood capabilities is its management of interaction between users running browsers and the programs and protocols on web servers. The cornerstone that holds up most web-based interaction is the Common Gateway Interface (CGI), which specifies how browsers (i.e. Netscape, Internet Explorer etc.) can request services from web-servers. Using CGI, onc can develop interesting programs allowing visitors to interact with web-servers in a variety of ways.
Following is a list of web-resources where CGI scripts for variety of applications are available. Most of these applications are free, a few may be priced. You may need services of an experienced professional to use these scripts in your website.
- Home of one of the largest CGI program providers worldwide. Here you can find free software for creating message boards, banner rotations, ranking systems -top site lists-, and text or graphical hit counters etc.
- Currently has 3838 CGI resources listed in 265 categories
- One of the Web's most popular source of CGI scripts.
- Great resources for CGI and many other types of programs. Also undertakes custom development
- Excellent source for CGI programs, demonstrations and tutorials
- This is a web chat script designed to work under any browser, to be as simple as possible for everyone, and it is one of the most lightweight chat scripts out there.
And what happens if you can not find your script in any of the above resources ? Let's add some interactivity here:
- Search Engine exclusively for Scripts.
- If you are unable to find a script or want expert advice FREE, try this. Allexperts.com is the oldest and largest free Q&A service on the Internet. Free answers to your questions. Category: Perl & CGI
- Newsletter on Business Opportunties from India and Abroad
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