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ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Chapter 1. Web Pages—Static to Dynamic

In this chapter, you will learn how to enhance basic HTML pages with the power and simplicity of ColdFusion. This book demonstrates how to apply different techniques by building them into different real-world scenarios. In this chapter, we will apply what we learn about a prototype of a typical FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of a website. We will cover the following skills in the process:

  • Moving from HTML to dynamic web pages
  • Simple and structured variables
  • URL and CGI variable structures
  • Setting default variables for pages
  • Debugging and exception-handling techniques
  • Working of lists and arrays in ColdFusion
  • Repetition processes done with looping commands
  • Conditional processing

Turning HTML into a Dynamic ...

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