I am working on a project that involves moving various servos and lights and I need a good UI to work with the device. I've previously used Blynk, which worked very well but I didn't like some of the limits it has. My current code works with Blynk and I'd like to change it to a web server so it can work on any device without an app or internet connection.
Right now my esp configures itself as an access point and I can navigate to its IP address to get to my "hello world file" but after that I'm stuck. What really stumps me is getting the input from the interface that I make in HTML, I could fairly easily make an arrangement of buttons, sliders, and fields, that fits my need but how do I get the value of these as a variable in my arduino code?
I've seen some examples of code that are very simple essentially a couple buttons redirect to different web pages on the server and it takes these commands to assign a variable, but that seems kind of poor form, is there a better way, or how do I make that work with a complex interface with many buttons and switches.