How to Make the Awesomest Web Form on the Web

You’ve got a great idea for a website and you’re dying to share it with the world. But, there are a few things that might stop you from doing so.

What if you’re not actually good at designing websites? What if you feel like you struggle with all the technical aspects of building a website?

What if you want a website that looks exactly like everyone else’s? What if you hate change and you want your website to look exactly the same as everyone else’s?

You’re probably thinking “this guy’s probably stuck in a rut. Why should I listen to him?”

But, I’ve been there. And I think I can help. Let’s dive in.

What is a Web Form?

I hate to break it to you, but you’re probably already familiar with web forms. You use them to create online forms; to ask people for contact details, feedback, or for any other sort of data you want to collect online.

Even if you’ve never actually called a web form, you’ve most likely used one. When someone submits data through a form, it usually goes through a validation process beforehand. And then, the data is stored in a database.

This data can be accessed and analyzed at any time through a simple web form.

Why Should I Create a Web Form?

The best thing about web forms is that you can make them look however you want. You don’t have to use a specific template or follow a specific design pattern. You can use something as simple as a WordPress theme or you can use a service like FormAssembly to build a beautiful form with custom fields, dropdowns, and more.

WordPress provides you with a ton of pre-made web forms that you can use to get started. But, you can also use their visual builder to create a fully custom form that looks exactly like you want it to.

How to Make the Awesomest Web Form on the Web

The best thing about forms is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve ever created a WordPress website, then you know exactly how to make a form. If not, it’s still not hard to figure out. You’ll just need to follow a few simple steps.

Step one: Choose a form theme – You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a premium theme to make a form look nice. Even a free theme will suffice. The important thing is that you choose one that looks good and that has all the fields you need.

Step two: Add the web form markup – The best thing about WordPress is that they provide you with an easy way to add custom HTML to any page. So, if you’re a coder, you can literally throw some JavaScript and HTML at it and have a functioning form without having to touch a single line of CSS. The markup for a simple HTML form looks as follows:

<form method=”post”> <p><label for=”name”>Your name:</label> <input type=”text” name=”name” placeholder=”Type your name” /><p><label for=”email”>Email address:</label> <input type=”email” name=”email” placeholder=”Type your email address” /><p><label for=”phone”>Phone number:</label> <input type=”tel” name=”phone” placeholder=”Type your phone number” /><p><input type=”submit” value=”Submit” /></p> </form>

Step three: Add a little CSS – You don’t need to overdo it with your CSS. Just a few CSS tweaks here and there will make the form look gorgeous. Create a separate style for the form so you can easily identify it. Also, don’t be afraid to add some margin or padding to make it look more pleasant.

That’s it. Now, you can go ahead and add whatever content you need to it. When someone submits the form, they will be taken to a thank you page that you can specify in the form’s “action” attribute.

The Final Step

Make sure to save the form when you’re done. That way, you’ll be able to easily access it later on.

If you want to add a bit more polish to it, you can do so with a few CSS tweaks. But, other than that, this form will serve your purpose.

So, there you have it. A quick tutorial on how to make the awesomest web form on the web. Now, you can go ahead and make your own website using this as a blueprint. Or, you can use it to help you figure out how to make any form look good. Good luck!

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