About the demo form
Our demo form is an example of a very simple contact form. You can of course create far more complex forms than this with Web-form-buddy, and it's easy to use your control panel to bolt-on extra functionality - such as secure SSL/TLS data handling mode, file uploads, payment forms (including integration with PayPal), CAPTCHA tests (to stop the bad guys from abusing your forms), and much more!
The look and feel is entirely up to you!
The way this page looks is not dictated by Web-form-buddy at all (unlike
"remotely hosted" form solutions). In the case of this particular web page, the colors
and style of the page are set by the little CSS section in the
<head> area of the HTML code.
It is fully "responsive", meaning that it will adapt automatically to different screen sizes (from large desktops to small smartphones). The important point however is that you can design a page like this in any way you choose using your favorite web authoring software,
and it will work just fine. All you need do is point the form to your Web-form-buddy script. And what
does that mean? Well take a look at the form tag in the HTML source code of this demo web page. It looks
<form id="wfb" method="post" action="http://www-lyricistoftheyear-com.cgi-data.com/webform/1995297.cgi">
That's your script right there: "http://www-lyricistoftheyear-com.cgi-data.com/webform/1995297.cgi". When you want to set up other forms for your web site, you just ask Web-form-buddy for another script, point the new form at the script and you're good to go!
What features are enabled for this demo form?
To give a taste of what Web-form-buddy can do, we've enabled a few popular features for this form. You can modify these and add additional features from your Web-form-buddy control panel.
- The form completes with a confirmation screen and CAPTCHA. This is an optional feature that allows your web user to check their data before confirming their form submission. Your web site visitors will thank you for this, but this two-stage process is also highly effective in deterring spammers. And just to be doubly sure, Web-form-buddy has an optional CAPTCHA system that will completely prevent automated submissions through your web forms.
- Auto-responder message. Once this form is completed, Web-form-buddy will send your website visitor an automatic email message on the lines of "Thank you for your form submission. We will reply shortly". The contents of this message are fully configurable from your control panel.
- "Smart submit" button. This is an optional feature that both looks good and serves to prevent duplicate form submissions. Once the submit button is pressed, the button is disabled and flashes slowly to indicate that the form is being submitted. Without this feature it can happen that someone with a poor Internet connection and a slow computer will push the submit button several times.
- Real time data. This is enabled with the option to show your website visitor's IP address.