Making the form background transparent

Last Update: May 24, 2016

If you want your forms to blend with your site’s design seamlessly, making the background transparent is the simplest way. Here's a quick tutorial to show you how to do so.

Currently, there are three ways to change your background color.

Method 1: Changing the settings in your "Preferences"

1. Click the "Preferences" in the form builder.

2. While in the Preferences Window, select the "Background" option.

3. Type "transparent" (without the quotes) in the input textbox.

4. Lastly, Click "OK" to finalize the change.

Method 2: Using the new Form Designer Tool

You can use our new Form Designer Tool to change the background color of the form or its frame.

1. Click the "Designer" button in your form builder.

2. Under the "Design" tab > "Color Scheme", you can change the background color of the page or the frame of the form.

3. Make sure to click the save button to apply the changes.

Method 3: Injecting a custom CSS code.

1. In your Form Designer Tool, click the "CSS" tab.

2. Paste this custom CSS code in your CSS textarea.

.supernova, .jotform-form, .form-all {

    background-color : transparent !important;


3. Click the save button to apply the changes.

For additional information check out these guides:

How to Adjust the Opacity of a Form's Background

How to Compensate for IE's Lack of Support for Transparent PNGs

How did you do? Easy enough, right? Please share any difficulties you may have had,  your suggestions or your ideas in the comments section below.


Sohul Mukarram (July 19, 2011 at 06:37 PM)

JotForm Support

I tried three options found in the forum. But I failed. All the time the background shows white #FFFFFF.

Whene I make the change to transparent and look for preview is seems allright.

But when ever I put in my google website the background becomes white.


I tried with the source code, deleting bacground colour, But unfourtunatelly google donot allow the source code. So I have to put it through insert>More gadgets>by URL.................But the background is white.

Please help me to solve the problem.


Sohul Mukarram

jreh (August 10, 2011 at 06:34 PM)

new JotformFeedback({
formId: "12132950385",
buttonText: "welcome to jotform",
base: "",
buttonSide: "top",
buttonAlign: "right",
width: 700,height: 500});

bmccrea (November 12, 2011 at 03:33 AM)

Thanks. That worked perfectly.

cglass (November 29, 2011 at 09:13 PM)

Worked. Thanks

Profeester (February 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM)

I tried three options found in the forum. But I failed.
-This form is not available for this domain.-
Please help me to solve the problem.

see Google site:

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LdyBgSkrGrl (January 05, 2013 at 03:39 PM)

How do I change the properties of the text boxes? I'd like to create a frame, and have the background be either transparent or grey.

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blacktiemultimedia (February 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM)

I tried following the instructions above, but when typing "transparent" (without the quotes). I can get as far as "transp" then when I type the a (or anything after that) it just switches it back to #000000.

Any suggestions please.

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hbcreative (February 13, 2013 at 03:31 PM)

Same issue as blacktiemultimedia. I believe the HEX color chooser must've updated and no longer allows you to type in Transparent. Any suggestions?

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jottydotty (February 26, 2013 at 06:35 AM)

It's worked for me to put "transparent" in, thank you.

denisealicea (December 10, 2013 at 12:47 PM)

It suddenly stopped working again. I tried editing and adding all of the above mentioned.

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ldsplaylists (January 31, 2015 at 03:40 PM)

I have set my background to transparent about 100 times, and it still shows up as white on my website.

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joeri5 (January 21, 2016 at 04:26 AM)

It was a pain at first but I discovered, eahch time you change something in designer the background goes back to background color #ffffff just delete that bit in PREFERENCES before going to design pallet picture:

joeri5 (January 21, 2016 at 04:31 AM)

sorry about last link try this one, it shows how to change the background to transparent deleting this bit

bakhodirkhon (April 25, 2016 at 09:47 PM)

My form is transparent and now how can I make it so that when the client fills in the form, the form should stay transparent at all? Thanx.

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infookdesignby (May 16, 2016 at 03:18 PM)

@media screen and (min-width: 480px) {
.supernova .form-all {
border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 3px 9px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
-moz-box-shadow: 0 3px 9px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
box-shadow: 0 3px 9px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);

Just replace with zeros

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