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    Transform the form in a Typeform like form

    Asked by antoniasautter on June 24, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Dear jotform staff,

    did you consider to create a Typeform like manner to display your forms? Your form functions are very complete, but the aspect of the forms look almost too "old" and the user experience is very "tiring".

    Thanks in advance

     

    in a JotForm form functions create thanks
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on June 24, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    Hello antoniasautter,

    Do you mean to say that you want the form editor to have functionality like TypeForm or the form itself?

    I did check the TypeForm feature and found that their approach itself is different on the way how to add form fields. The form also has one major different on how to go to next form field. Though the form itself looks good but I am not sure if it will fit into every user's requirement. It seems TypeForm's focus is primarily on design.

    Can you please let me know which particular aspect of the form you like in TypeForm? We will try to send a feature request to our back end team.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by antoniasautter on June 29, 2015 at 05:32 AM

    Hello! 

    Thanks for your answer :)

    Whit Typeform we are talking not only about design, but above all about user experience, an user experience that permits a much better answer ratio because of the way in looks and feels. This way is a bit more difficult to use with very complex forms, but the greatest lack at the moment is only with calculation. I know that jotform staff pays a lot of attention at the competitors, and this will be the biggest one, because their approach is totally different but very effective.

    I tried to split my form into single questions, but when I tried to use more visual options, like for example buttons with images I loose calculation functions, that are fundamental for my needs.

    So to get started it will be a good think to add calculation compatibility to the various plugins and addons. 

    Second thing, as an formscentral user it would be nice to have a more elastic way to manage columns and layout in general.

    Thanks in advance

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on June 30, 2015 at 01:44 AM

    Hi,

    Thank you for your feedback, currently, JotForm and typeform has a different approach on user experience. JotForm offers more flexibility to our users, from beginner to advance users. Example of this is you can totally redesign your forms using custom CSS codes and the Form Designer Tool.

    Regarding the visual options, I assume you are referring to our widgets, is that correct? Some widgets are not available to use in Conditional logic, but we can find a way to help you better on those area, you can open a separate thread on that concern and we will try to find a workaround. 

    For the layout and columns of the form fields, you can check this guide on how to position the fields: http://www.jotform.com/help/90-Form-Field-Positioning. You can also check our Form Designer Tool + Custom CSS code to advance the positioning of the fields. Although, there are times that positioning fields are really hard to implement.

    Our developers are continuously finding ways to improve our user experience and your feedbacks are very much taken note. We recommend that you open a new thread for each question that you have, so that we can better assist you and focus on a specific topic.

    I hope somehow that helped.

    Thank you.