How to Create Better Forms

How to Create Better Forms

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 customers.Limited time offers and discounts when selling products or services.Private registration for...

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 Go to the Quiz...

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...

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...

All forms created in Jotform have two built-in features that most of you may be familiar with; the highlight effect and the error state. Highlight Effect A subtle change in the background color of a field that receives focus Error...

Back in 2013, we introduced E-Signature Widgets you can add to your forms. To make adding a signature even more convenient, we now have our Signature field as one of our basic elements in the form builder. Now, setting up a signature field for...

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...

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

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...

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 create more...

https://youtu.be/6cq6sUQy_fQ 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) one, or your...

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 you 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...

https://youtu.be/qJy-3YJ-0f0 There are times that when you clone a form, the one shown in the browser tab or a link preview displays a different text or name. This is most probably because the Page Title of the form has not been...

**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...

Note This guide is for renaming a form. For the browser tab or link preview's name, see Page Title. 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...

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....

Since it was released, the Jotform Form Designer has served its purpose for many. One of its core features frequently used is the ability to apply custom fonts to the form from the built-in font selector or via CSS Inject. The Jotform Team has...

Aside from the built-in fonts, Jotform also supports CSS At-rules like @import and @font-face. You can use these to import your custom fonts from Google Fonts or fonts hosted on your server. https://youtu.be/o5j8JpMwbCA How to Get Your...

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 the following, a compact spacing: To accomplish that, please...