COMPMNGR WEB SITE FEATURES
COMPMNGR has two optional features having to do with Internet web sites. Each option costs $100 in addition to the normal registration fee. One is the web page and web site creation feature, the other is the EntryForms program feature, which provides a type of on-line entry forms. The two are designed to work together, although either can be purchased and used without the other. If you don't already have a web site or feel you are paying too much for your current site, you may want to read about AccessDance's basic web site hosting service, which is fully compatible with both of these features and costs only $125/year. You should also know that if you purchase both features COMPMNGR's on-line registration support feature is enabled (COMPMNGR supplies all the required files for on-line registration, but you will have to contact your web hosting service for information about where to put them).
The EntryForms program feature allows COMPMNGR to create a file which you can either post on your web site for attendees to download or send directly to selected attendees by email or diskette. This file sets up the EntryForms program on an attendee's computer, provided the computer is running the Windows® operating system. Once the EntryForms program is installed, the attendee can complete dance entry forms and purchase forms for non-dance items (e.g. packages, admission tickets). The purchase information, as well as information on the dancers/purchasers, is stored in a file which can then be emailed to you for importing into COMPMNGR. This saves you time and prevents errors. If an attendee needs to make changes after the file is sent to you, he or she simply makes the changes in the EntryForms program and sends you another file for import; COMPMNGR will make the changes in its database without disturbing the unchanged portion of the information.
The web page and web site creation feature allows you to create individual pages, or a complete web site, without your having to learn HTML (the native language for creating web pages) or having to purchase a separate web page creation program. COMPMNGR will then send the required files to your web host so you don't need a separate file transfer program. COMPMNGR allows you to specify a large number of parameters (e.g. colors, fonts, images) to control the appearance of your web pages. You can create custom pages and/or "predefined" pages such as a schedule of events page, a heat list page, and a results page in which people can look up their placements and scoresheets. If you want COMPMNGR to create a complete web site, you use the web site builder feature which creates a master page with links to all the other pages you want to include on your web site. A list of the pages COMPMNGR can create follows.
|Home page - user provides text, specifies fonts, colors, images to be included.|
|Schedule of events - no user input required.|
|Dance events with prices - no user input required.|
|Dance events without prices - no user input required.|
|Price list items with prices - no user input required.|
|Price list items without prices - no user input required.|
|EntryForms program page - - no user input required.|
|Person's entry lists page - no user input required.|
|Judge list page - no user input required.|
|Heat lists page - no user input required.|
|Placements page - no user input required.|
|Selected scoresheets page - no user input required.|
|Composite results page, placements with links to scoresheets - no user input required.|
|Top teacher/student/studio page - no user input required.|
|Page created from text file - user specifies text file|
|Page created from another web page file but having same style as other COMPMNGR created pages - user specifies web page file|
|Custom page created from scratch by user - user provides text, specifies fonts, colors, images to be included.|