Hope someone in here can point me in the right direction!
I've been designing websites for years, so I have a good handle on html etc. but I'm really lost when it comes to adding certain elements to a website.
I'm desiging a site which requires membership in order to cast a vote. I would need to do the following:
1. Collect data from visitor (name, email address and a personally created ID number)
2. Somehow have all that data stored somewhere so that when someone logs in to vote, they can put in their ID number and vote.
3. If someone inputs a valid ID, an error message is displayed and they cannot vote
That's what I want to do but I don't know what I need to do to make it happen. What I also need is for all this to happen automatically and instantly, without me having to add any data manually. In other words, I want someone to be able to fill out their membership info and then go to vote right away, without any input from me.
I'm hosted with Host Monster, in case that makes any difference.
Can someone assist me? Please use laymans terms if possible!!!