TechsPlace | Do you want to build effective online forms that are really able to engage viewers and gather as many responses as possible? If you do then you need to build each form specifically to fit your requirements – which can be a bit of a challenge.
Unless you happen to have a background in web design or development, sinking your teeth into the HTML, CSS, and PHP code that is needed to create forms will not be easy. However rather than wrangling with code that you barely understand, it would be far easier to create your form using AidaForm Online Form Builder.
Essentially AidaForm will give you the freedom to build exactly the type of form that you want, while taking care of all the code automatically. Its interface is entirely graphical, and will make it easy to build forms and customize their design to meet any specifications that you may have.
The best part about using AidaForm is that it will just take a few steps to create a form of any type:
- Decide on the type of form and fields
Before you start to create a form using AidaForm, you should plan it out. In particular you should decide on the type of form that you want to create such as a survey, contact form, registration form, and so on. Based on that you can decide on the fields that you want to add too – and you should try to limit yourself to the essentials.
- Sign up and log in
If you haven’t already done so you should sign up for a free account at AidaForm. Use the details to then log in on its website, and access the members’ area.
- Start to create the form
Click on the ‘Create a Form’ button in the main window of the members’ area, and select a Basic or Blank template – depending on your preference. The Basic template has a few common fields already in it, while the Blank template will let you start from a blank slate.
Regardless of which you choose, you can then type in the name that you want to use for the form internally. It won’t affect the form in any other way, so you don’t need to worry too much about it.
- Build the form structure
Open the Form Editor and add fields in the form of ‘blocks’ by dragging them into your form and arranging them in the right order. Each block is responsive and automatically set up with content validation, so you don’t need to do anything unless you want to customize its settings further to adjust the label, hint, or error message.
As you may notice the range of fields in AidaForm is impressive, and you can add anything from radio buttons to multiple-choice questions, CAPTCHA verification, PayPal payments, lists, and more.
- Customize the appearance
Open the Form Designer and select a smart theme based on the appearance that you want for your form. If you want you can customize its fonts, colors and add a logo or background image as well. Any changes that you make will be consistently applied across the entire form, to ensure that its design looks good.
- Publish the form
Click ‘Publish’ when you are ready to publish the form. If you want to add it to your website’s code you should choose to export the embed code that you can then copy and paste. If not you could publish it in the form of a direct link that will make it possible to share it on social media, forums, or other platforms.
That is really all that is required to create a form. All said and done you should be able to see how easy it is to create a HTML form using AidaForm, and how much flexibility you’ll have too.
Be sure to try it out, as once you’re able to build your own forms you can take advantage of them to incorporate additional functionality to your website, improve your marketing, and promote your business more effectively too. In fact as you start to create forms of your own, you’ll likely find other ways to use them as well.