The Best Tips and Tricks for Designing Killer Web Forms

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 4.01.20 PMAmong the vital elements every website should have are web forms. Also known as html forms or online forms, they play a very important role in the success of a website.

More common web forms like contact forms, feedback forms, order forms or more specific ones like a customer satisfaction survey or a medical release form can be easily and quickly created online nowadays.

Some use forms for lead generation, some to increase sales and others to get feedback from their audience. Regardless of the main reason for using them, their appearance influences their success. You can shape your web forms design for your site with these 5 tips and tricks.

 

Web Form Templates

Form templates are a time-saver. Starting with a form template will leave you more time to focus on other important aspects of form design.123ContactForm has plenty you can choose from. Nonetheless, if you don’t want to start off with a template, you can go for creating a blank form and add the fields you need. That won’t be time consuming thanks to the fun drag and drop editor. Try not to add fields with too much text or more fields than you actually need.

 

Integrate Your Forms Into Your Website Structure

Build the form to look like an integral part of your website by matching it with its color scheme and proportions. You can even style form elements with CSS to make sure that your form fits into your website’s look and feel.

 

Adapt Forms to Your Audience

Before even starting to create the form, it’s essential to ensure that you know your audience. Otherwise, the results might be inefficient. Whether you’re asking for feedback or using a fun online quiz to provide a more personalized offer to your customers, pay close attention to the approach you adopt. It can make the biggest difference.

 

Choose the Right Theme

The Themes section of the 123ContactForm form builder offers a wide variety of options for easy customization. Logo, background image, form frame, colors, fonts, even buttons and errors can be customized in the blink of an eye.

 

Tweak the Submit Button

 

Submit.

Register now. It’s free. Which one is more captivating in your opinion? A Submit button you can’t help but click will help increase conversion rates. Make it inviting and be sure it stands out. Don’t be afraid to break the pattern. Avoid ambiguity, use a catchy call to action and highlight the rewards if any.

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Do you have any other tips or ideas you’d like to share?


 

David Freedman