One of the most common things on a Web page is contact information. When you write a Web page, it is good form to put some way for your readers to contact you.
You have two options to create contact information. You can create a mail link that opens an email application. Or you can create a form that acts as the contact link for your site. How you choose depends upon both yourself and your reader.
What to know about your readers:
- Are they willing to fill out a Web form?
- Do they use a Web browser that is connected to an email client?
- Do they contact you for specific questions?
- Are answers expected?
What to know about yourself:
- Do you want to know their email address?
- Do you want the questions "pre-sorted"?
- Are you worried about "spam" or just getting too much mail?
- Do you have the resources to answer all the mail you receive?
Once you understand what you and your readers want, you can better choose from the two solutions: an email link or a Web form.