In this new tutorial from Tizag.com, they walk you through one of the more basic (yet most looked for) tutorials for beginning PHP developers - a PHP HTML form example.
Use this example as a form walkthrough. We will briefly build an HTML form, and call the form data using PHP. PHP offers several methods for achieving this goal, so feel free to substitute alternative methods as you follow along. Our example will show you a method using a single .php file, combining both PHP and HTML in one simple text file, to retrieve the data and display the results.
Below is a quick review of bullets, check boxes, text fields, and input fields and using them to build a form to retrieve some personal information about our user.
True to the overview, they look at the various types of input fields you'll want to use - textbox, radio button, checkbox, textareas, etc. Finally, they tie it all back together with the complete form you've built (from the example parts), showing how to grab the contents of the form back once submitted (superglobals make it a snap).