You hardly think about the work that goes into building a form, but if you own a site, service or product, the form is an important tool to have when you are gathering crowd intelligence. Online forms are not really that hard to make, but if you want to build a nice-looking, functional form, yet don’t want to get your hands dirty with the codes, you’ve come to the right post.
Regardless of whether you need forms for feedback, login, payment or for communication purposes, there are plenty of HTML form builders out there that can generate these forms for you in a few simple clicks. They are easy to use, customizable, effective and best of all, they are free. Here are our 5 favorite HTML form builders. Go in with your requirements and leave with the HTML codes to your custom-build forms in no time.
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JotForm comes with a ton of pre-made templates for you to work with. It is a drag-and-drop form builder; just select a tool you require, and drag it onto the building area where you can preview what your form looks like.
You can customize and create your own form or choose a template from one of the many categories. The templates help you start somewhere, giving you ideas to create your own form. However, if you’re satisfied with the template and want no other options, just go ahead and get the HTML code and paste it on your website.
The first step of pForm lets you choose from 25 colour combinations for the design of your form. You could probably find one that suit the colour theme of your website. Step 2 brings you to the builder where you can select what you want to have on your form.
HTMLform guides you through the whole process of creating and installing the form into your website. It also provides you with additional support and other files that will help you install the form to your website successfully.
You navigate the creation process with buttons and side menus. Its user interface is clean and it also has an autosave feature while you create your form. After you are done, provide your email so it can send you two files of your html code, one file is for use on websites whilst the other is used as a plugin for WordPress.
Reformed comes with instructions you can follow throughout the process of building your form. It provides many options where you can specify what is required in each field.
The way it guides you through its options is by asking you if you need a certain feature. For example to check if you need your visitors to have a proper email address, it will ask ‘Check for Valid Email?’. After you have set everything up, you can test your form or just save the form and get the code. It also has a way of saving a list of forms you have created with them in the past.
Accessify prides in website accessibility and one of their many tools is their Quick Form Builder. Although it does not have much of a user interface when creating a form, by the end of the third step, you’ll be able to copy the HTML code of the created form and paste it on your website.
You start by determining fields such as Name, Email, Age or any other field of information you need from your visitors. Next, you’ll have to set what each field is to have, such as a password field which replaces letters with asterisks. After you’ve decided on the options you want for your website, it’ll generate the HTML code for you to copy.
Granted that these forms have limited customization features, and you might end up with forms that look similar to what is being used on other sites. If you want to try your hand on building your own forms, check out the following posts we have on hongkiat.com: