Almost every website uses forms to collect information from users: contact forms, newsletter subscriptions, order forms and many others.
Although creating forms isn't the most difficult task for a web designer/developer, styling them, handling the submissions securely and tracking the submissions can be tricky and time-consuming.
123ContactForm, an impressive web-based form builder application which eases creating and managing forms so much for everyone, is giving away 3 Yearly Platinum licenses ($300 value/each) to WebResourcesDepot readers.
Details on joining the giveaway can be found at the bottom of this post and here is more information about this exciting application:
What is 123ContactForm?
It is a feature-rich web app that makes creating, customizing and consuming any type of forms (simple to advanced) possible.
Besides standard forms, it has support for creating various special ones like:
- order forms with payment integration (PayPal, Google Checkout or Authorize.net)
- surveys for collecting data from a given group
- event registration with a integrated map
And, there is a templates collection that includes many pre-defined forms like donation form, job application, sales lead, etc. to quickly building them.
123ContactForm has a slick interface with drag 'n' drop support where form fields of any type are easily added or removed.
The look and feel of the output can be selected from a theme gallery or changed/improved by adding custom CSS rules. Also, it is possible to present the same form in multiple languages.
How forms will behave during the submission can be completely controlled as well with options like:
- e-mails to be notified, if the page will be redirected to a URL
- using a captcha or not, blocking any IPs or countries, password protection of forms
Once a form is created, it can be published in many different ways:
- linking to the form
- displaying inside a Lightbox
- Facebook integration, WordPress plugin and Blogger or Google Sites support
And, you can always track the submissions for each forms, their statistics from a user-friendly dashboard.
The application also integrates well with many other popular apps like Google Docs, MailChimp or SalesForce
To sum up, 123ContactForm is a very good solution for instantly and securely collecting data from web users.
How to join the giveaway?
In order to get a chance to win one of the 3 Yearly Platinum licenses, please mention "what you liked the most about 123ContactForm after trying it" in the comments and winners will be selected randomly using the query below on 25 Oct 2011 (a week later) as an update to this post.
SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=2525 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3
Good luck everyone.