What does Responsive Form option in Preferences do?

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    zultys
    Asked on December 16, 2014 at 05:20 PM

    I see no reference to "Responsive Form" in User Guide.

    Can you please tell me what this does?

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    Ben
    Answered on December 16, 2014 at 06:01 PM

    Hi,

    The responsive website or a form is one that follows the width it is given or to say differently, it will change its style based on the device that it is on making it easier for people with mobile devices to fill out the fields.

    We have several different ways to make the jotform responsive and that is one of them. That option is also closely related to the one if our new Form Designer - each makes its own changes to the responsiveness, but they work best together.

    There is also a Mobile Responsive widget that makes similar changes to your jotform.

    I would suggest creating a clone of the jotform that you would like to make responsive and try out the different options and see which one is the best for you.

    Best Regards,
    Ben

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    zultys
    Answered on December 19, 2014 at 03:41 PM

    it would seem to me to enable this always - what is the trade off if I do so? What would be the benefit of disabling?

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    Ben
    Answered on December 19, 2014 at 04:53 PM

    Hi,

    Well, by default it is disabled so that you can create your jotform the way you want it to look, without any additional styles applied that would make it responsive.

    Depending on how you set up the jotform it might not be the best choice as our responsive option might change your jotform's layout - that is if the size of the iframe is reduced to a size activating mobile styles and which could only be a problem if you were after a specific style.

    In most cases, this is however a good option to have turned on.

    Best Regards,
    Ben

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    zultys
    Answered on January 07, 2015 at 12:11 AM

    Ben - thanks for detailed answer :)

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    ashwin_d
    Answered on January 07, 2015 at 07:47 AM

    Hello zultys,

    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!