Landing Pages within CONNECT provides users with the opportunity to create hosted HTML pages that can be used in a variety of situations.
One use is iFrames within a website. This gives the user the ability to use the hosted content within CONNECT on their website.
One use that is very common is to use iFrames to load in an CONNECT Web Form onto a user's site so that they get to keep the look and feel of the website around the Web Form.
This tutorial goes over a few points in using iFrames with CONNECT Landing pages.
What are iFrames?
- iFrames are "containers" that you can place in a webpage that allows you to load a URL (web page or any other hosted item) and display them in the container.
- The example to the left shows inboxmarketer.com loaded in an iFrame within the CONNECT Support site. This container can also be given other properties. including width and height.
- If you are unfamiliar with HTML coding, please have your IT department or CONNECT support help you with setting up your iFrame.
- CONNECT gives each user the ability to create web forms within the tool to collect information from their customers and have it directly feed into their DataMart.
- However, web forms must be placed within a landing page, in order for them to appear in a live environment.
- This is where iFrames become very handy.
- If you would like to load a CONNECT web form within your website, you can place and style the webform within a landing page within CONNECT and then load it in an iframe in your website (see " How to create a Web Form" ).
- The example here is an unstyled webform placed in the CONNECT Support site.
- If you are creating a web form or any other type of landing page within your website, you will most likely want it to match the website it's being placed within.
- In order for this to work, you must place a "embedded style sheet" in the <head> tag, inside the landing page you wish to load.
- Again, this requires a more advanced knowledge of HTML Coding and you might need to consult your IT department or CONNECT Support for help.