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Forms are exactly what you think they are. They are (online) documents that can be filled-up and submitted. But have you ever wondered: What would the Internet be like, without forms?
Without forms, there would be no way for your business to communicate with customers and prospects. Forms are the lifeblood of the Internet. We use them to:
A form-free Internet would be a very boring place indeed. So yes, while forms are indeed documents that can be filled-up and submitted; they are also perhaps the most pivotal part of the Internet.
Think of a job application form that you might once have filled. Now, think of an event registration form that you might have filled recently. Can you think of any similarities between these forms?
Applying for a job and registering for an event are not the same thing. However, the forms used for job applications and event registrations have quite a bit in common. They may both ask for your:
And of course, certain questions on the job application form would not show-up on an event registration form; and vice-versa. Nonetheless, one cannot deny, that both forms have similarities.
Traditionally, forms were built by web developers. The HTML code for each form is written by hand. So when your company needs to build a form, you would contact a web development studio.
However, because all forms have common elements; and because each form is essentially a list of questions; it is possible to automate the process of building forms. No need to write HTML by hand!
Questions on a form are referred to as fields. And in essence, a form is just a list of questions! Given this simple description, its clear that automating the process of form building shouldn't be too tough.
A form builder is a tool allows you to build forms without writing a single line of code. It is aware of common form fields; and can thus offer a drag-and-drop interface for form building. There is no need for you to know HTML, as the form builder fully automates all code-related aspects.
Form builders should be judged on three major criteria:
The first one is rather obvious. The easier the drag-and-drop interface, the better the form builder. The second one is more subtle. Greater the number of built-in form fields, more versatile the form builder.
Here's why versatility is important:
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