Modern Web Forms

Internet changes quickly.

Invented first and foremost to share text pages, the web quickly became the final frontier of creative design. Nothing changes as fast as the look and feel of modern websites.

And web forms are no exception.

Web design trends through the years

Want to know the age of a website? No need to look at the copyright statement. One glance at the main landing page is usually all you need. Let's look at the examples:

  1. Flashing images, moving text, crudely 3D-shadowed text — ewww, the website is from the '90s
  2. Gradients everywhere, rounded corners, high-contrast colors — yep, it's from around 2006 or so
  3. Larger-than-life typography, background videos, flat design — ok, that seems new and current

It's debatable wether or not web styling fashion improves website readability. After all, Wikipedia is still very easy to read. Google does not chase every new design trend either. What undeniable though, is that real progress is being made in user experience related to website interactivity. Fly-out menus, large buttons and navigation elements, increased use of color, better fonts — all of this makes interactions with web apps easier.

Modern website — dynamic and pleasant. That's progress.

Well, how does it apply to web forms?


Mobile web forms

Mobile won. Desktop lost. It's no longer even a question.

Most users now spend more time online using their smartphones than desktops — or even tablets. And the trend is irreversible. The idea that the user might be required to use desktop for any web interaction is quickly becoming heresy. Some of the users (and therefore some of your customers) no longer even own a desktop computer. Just think about it.

What does it mean for web forms?

First of all, it means that every online form should now be designed for mobile.

Many form builders are positioned as 'mobile-friendly', but in reality they are anything but. If you are currently running forms on your website, it is a good idea to check how these forms look an function when accessed from mobile devices. Even if your web forms seem to work ok, check if your webform mobile experience can be improved. Check your competition. Check other form builders. Your users are now mobile. Your web forms should be too.

Second. Any interaction with a web form — designing a form, editing a form, filling out a form, viewing form results, exporting form data — all of this should be supported on mobile platforms.

If the form builder you are currently using does not allow you to edit web forms from your smartphone, then you might want to ask yourself — how is this acceptable?

Modern web forms by Payformix

Founded in 2017, Payformix offers the best online forms for mobile. We provide the simplest online form builder available today. Payformix forms are built using the most modern user interface elements.

Other form builders promise simplicity and mobile support. Payformix delivers.

And yes — Payformix is free.