How to Create Better Forms

How to Create Better Forms

Job application forms are long, hard, & sometimes boring to create. Nobody has standards or best practices on the web about job application forms so we wanted to share 10 great tips from our point of view. We've also shared the example form at...

Creating a survey form is a tedious task if you don’t know where to start. Let’s start briefly, there are two types of surveys, one is for the total population which has high costs and is very time consuming and the other one is achieved by...

There are certain situations when you don't want your form to be available for everyone. Some use cases are: Early-bird access for selected customersLimited time offer discounts when selling products/servicesPrivate registration for an eventOr,...

Sometimes you need to compare form results against a specific set of answers. Introducing Quiz Form. It's an application that integrates with JotForm and will grade the results of your submissions. How to Create a New Quiz Navigate to the Quiz...

We see hundreds of web forms every day and often encounter forms that are created so carelessly. Some only have a title or just a user name field. Some don’t even have any text at all. These little tips & tweaks will help you...

There are instances when you want to include a file that your users can download, whether it's right within your form, on the Autoresponder Emails they get or on the Thank You page right after form submission. Nevertheless, no matter where you...

Back in 2013, we introduced E-Signature Widgets that you can add to your forms. If you're looking for a way to add a field that allows your respondents to sign the form right before submission, we now have our Signature field as one of our basic...

Preparing The Survey Form Firstly, your introduction is the most important thing in your survey. Try to think from your users’ perspective. Will you fill out a survey if it says “Please fill out this survey form?” No! of course not. You...

Form Designer is a life saver, an awesome new feature that will simplify your life. Our users are excited exploring the incredible potential this tool has. Here's a brief introduction.And here you have a video course of 10 lessons explaining Form...

Customer satisfaction surveys are both good for you and your customers. You’ll strengthen your relationships with your customers and get to solve the pain points of your business with just a customer satisfaction survey. However, do you know how...

All forms created in JotForm have two built-in features that most of you may be familiar with: 1. HIGHLIGHT EFFECT: The subtle change in the background color of a field that receives focus. 2. ERROR STATES: The attention-grabbing error...

If you have a form containing various images (backgrounds, banners, icons, photos) and those images are displayed when the form is viewed at its non-secure (HTTP://) URL but not at the secure (https://www, https://form) one, or your browser gives...

UPDATE: Try the Form Designer video course to create fantastic Submit Button styles! Did you know that green and blue are the most relaxing colors? That's why they're used by the most popular websites out there to help users feel good surfing...

Using page breaks is extremely easy but we need to know when or where to use them while creating a multi-page form. Some like to use it in job applications and some use it in surveys. Teachers use them in quizzes and organizers use them in...

There are times that when you clone a form, you'll see that in the page title, the one shown in the browser tab/window displays a different text or name. This is most probably because the Page Title of the form has not been changed. If you want...

**UPDATE: Starting from 6 October 2016, all JotForms are now secured with SSL without any limitations! Open your form in edit mode from the My Forms page, and then:1. From the Form Elements menu, click on Image to access Image...

Naming online forms is a simple task, but most of the users don't know or even bother to name them. However, people don't predict what'll happen in the long run, when they have more than 20 forms, things start to get complicated. So, it's a best...

When creating polling forms, it is nice for users to see the overall results after they have completed their submissions.  There's a few different ways this can be displayed, all of which consist of showing a chart in the thank you page....

Please check our Theme Store for more details.  https://www.jotform.com/theme-store/  To add a theme in the form: Step 1 - While in the Form Builder click Form Designer: Step 2 - Go to Themes tab, find the theme that you like and...

The JotForm Form Designer has served well to the users since it was released. One of its dazzling core feature that is most frequently used is the ability to apply custom fonts to the form from the built-in fonts or via CSS Inject. The built-in...

Aside from the built-in fonts, JotForm also supports At-rules (e.g. @importand, @font-face). You can use these to import your custom fonts from Google Fonts or fonts hosted on your server. Import Fonts From Google Fonts Get your Google Fonts...

Here you have an example using a Matrix and a Page break form for survey forms Step 1 - Select the Input table (Matrix) field from our Tools panel: Step 2 - Add a Page Break field, Step 3 - Add another field from Survey elements such as Scale...

Sometimes, fitting up your form is necessary for your website design. So for example, our default form field spacing is like this: ... and you might want something like this: In order to accomplish that, follow these steps:...

If you using Xara Web Designer and are having issues getting the submit button of your form to show up on the page, you might need to increase the height of the form container. To do so, please follow these steps : 1) Press F2 to get the Tools...