I have written lots of php dealing with html strings, but it's my first time trying to get a very simple page to function. It has a textarea, and I guess that all I need to do is get the text into the database on the server. I really have no idea how to go about this, and I'm so frustrated that I can't find what I'm looking for. It's simple (again, guessing) as all there is, for now, is the text area. The client (user) types in some text, sends it, after previewing it through my nifty string work :-) and it goes to the database. It would be very nice of someone to walk me through this. I'm the type of learner who needs guidance over "solutions". Sorry if I seem dumb, but I just need help. I'm only a hobbyist programmer.