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    Does the number of pages a form is divided into affect loading time?

    Asked by metie on October 01, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Do you have a sense of whether--given the same amount of form content--splitting the form into more pages either speeds up or slows down the initial loading time for the form on a web page? Or does it not make any difference? Thanks!

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    Answered by aytekin on October 04, 2010 at 07:59 AM

    It does not make any difference. Since on JotForm, we implemented multi-page forms by loading all of the form at once and then hiding the other pages. So, when you click on "Next", what happens is that the first page is becomes hidden and the second page becomes visible. That means the initial load of the form is same as the large form. But the good news is when the user clicks on the Next button, the page will switch instantly without making a call to the server.

    I think multi-page forms are very useful so that you do not scare the use with so many questions. You can keep similar questions together and don't let the user go to the next page without completing the required question. It is not a way to make form load faster.