If you need a quick and easy way to create awesome HTML5 forms in seconds then you’ve come to the right place!
Easy web form builder does just that. It’s a simple and quick way to create very beautiful HTML5 web forms to embed in your website.
These are ideal for web designers or developers who code a lot of websites and want to save time. It is also a great tool for any entrepreneur, single founder or online business owner who wants to create a quick form and doesn’t have the time (or knowledge) to create it from scratch.
Just drag ‘n’ drop, export and upload. Voila!
Why is this awesome?
- The interface is really intuitive with drag ‘n’ drop and all fields are a click away
- There’s cool HTML5 fields and all major field types like Text, Text Area, Radio Buttons, Password, Date and more more
- You can use one of the included themes or edit the CSS after export to style the form exactly how you want to embed it smoothly into your current web project design
- Fields have validation attributes so that users enter the right data into your form
- You can export as a zip file or opt to just get the source code for each file to copy&paste into your project site
- The forms created are compatible with all browsers including that well know 10 year old browser : )
How can I use this?
Go to easy web form builder and build yourself a form!
Just click the (+) button next to the form element you would like to add. To edit an element, click the edit button and edit the validation or title of that element.
Any form element can be deleted by pressing the delete button (x).
You can test your form by pressing the preview button and clicking download to download your form when it’s ready to use and how you like it.
How does this work with my site?
After downloading the zip folder of your final form, unzip the contents and upload them to where you will be using the form. Link to the index.php file in the form folder and that’s it. Your form is ready to go go go.
Alternatively, style and embed the form into your existing design. For styling the form you can use your own CSS styles or the Uniform Plugin as used with this tool.
Validation is done on the form automatically and uses the jQuery Tools Validator.
For implementing the processing logic of the form, please edit the process_form.php file if you want the form to send the information to a database, email the form to an email address or redirect the user to a new page upon completion of the form. There are examples of how to email the form and redirect the user within the process_form.php file. Just follow the instructions included in the file once you have completed and exported your finished form.
Usually problems with the forms are easy to diagnose. The sample form uses the basic mail() function, which is built into php. If you’ve entered your email address correctly and you aren’t getting any errors then the email will be sent correctly.
However, sometimes it might get caught in a spam folder (check in there) or the address gets typed in incorrectly when the form is setup or your host may not all you to send email via php. Check with them too! Firebug will show any php errors.
Is there an even easier way?
Yep, as there always is!
Want an easier way to integrate forms into your small business website with no code at all, no hassles and no styling issues? Need something with the same drag ‘n’ drop ease as this but already built into your website? Something where you can just edit the form elements without having to edit the code and back end stuff? Something where you can start collecting data today?
All latteperday customers get access to an incredibly easy to use form builder that is already built into their website. Here they can add unlimited forms, collect and store results in the backend of their site for later exporting, viewing or reviewing.
There are more dynamic field options included such as a better date picker, price field, address box laid out as per country idiosyncrasies (you select the country address format), it emails the form to as many recipients as needed for quick following up, it integrates into the newsletter sign up process for email newsletters using yuzoolmail.com, it can take payments or order details.
Some of the great uses for this latteperday feature include taking simple enquiries, receiving hotel bookings, booking consultation time, creating customer surveys, event registration, part invites, lead generation, bug tracking.. and so on. Get in touch for more details.
What to do next?
Go to easy web form builder and try and build yourself a form and upload it to your site. Come back here and post your feedback!
I’d love to hear how it made your life easier and work faster. That’s the idea and helpfully it improved your website and allowed you to capture enquiries faster and more efficiently.
Happy easy web form creating!