How Easy Is It To Make A Web Form?

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Forms suck.

Lets be honest, most forms are well… boring.

And creating the HTML for a web form is about as interesting as watching paint dry.

But, believe it or not… it doesn’t have to be that way.

Our new Web Form Generator: More Powerful Than Rocky?

OK, maybe it can’t beat up Clubber Lang. But it definitely packs a punch.

In fact, dare I say – using our new editor you can build a beautiful looking form without knowing the first thing about HTML.

Not only that… its fun to use. Really.

So for those of you who used to hire a professional to make your forms look pretty – take that money and go have a beer on us. YOU’VE just been promoted to lead designer.

Show Us How You Want Your Form to Look – We’ll Do the Heavy Lifting

The new Web Form Generator makes it way easier to create an elaborate form, which when done properly will help you better communicate with your subscribers.

I’ll show you what I mean.

For this example, lets say I am the proud owner of a real estate company called “Honey & Vinegar Realty.” We currently have a form on our website which collects subscribers’ name and email. This is great, but we really feel like we could be getting more out of our list of subscribers.

So as always, I first click the “Web Forms” tab and then click the green “+ Create New Form” button, although this time I’m greeted by the new Web Form Generator (see screenshot below).

Web Form Generator Entrance Page

So, Let’s Make a Real Estate Signup Form!

Templates Bar

Looking through the different form templates I find that the first one is best suitable for my website.

So I click on it, which brings me to this black box that provides me with a variety of color schemes. (see below)

Browsing through form templates

I like the “Trevose” color scheme… after all it is named after my home town. So I click the blue “Load Template” button.

Now my template is loaded and the template bar has been minimized.

Web Form Generator with a template loaded.

OK, I’ve only clicked a couple of things and my form is already looking decent… now what?

Let’s Think – What Information Do I Want to Collect From My Subscribers?

In real estate, location is key. So I think for my form it would be a great to have subscribers select areas they are interested in. This way I can segment my list and send each subscriber information that is more closely tailored to what they are looking for.

Working from top to bottom… Name and Email are already inserted into my form for me. So the next thing I’m going to want is a place for my users to pick locations.

I’ll use a “Text Element” to add an instructions sentence. In this case I’ll write – “Select the counties you are more interested in:”.

Using a Text Element in the new Web Form Generator

Now, I’d like them to be able to select multiple areas. Using a checkbox might be my best bet.

So I’ll create a new “Field” for each county and set the “Input Type” to be a checkbox.

checkboxes

I’m happy with my design but I feel like maybe I should have some sort of divider to separate the sections of the form a little bit.

So lets add one in:

Adding a divider in the new Web Form Generator

And of course I can’t forget to add some some writing in my header and footer:

Editing my Header in the new Web Form Generator

There you have it! A nice, professional form… without touching any HTML.

At This Point I Know Everyone Is Probably Thinking “Yeah, Yeah… Get to the Templates!”

Eric and I are now in the phase of development where we are spending most of our time cranking out form templates. We want to provide some fresh designs and ideas to take your forms to the next level.

Here are some of the ones we’ve made up to this current date:


Of Course, Your Input is The Most Important Thing of All.

If you have any ideas for form templates that you’d want made, please leave a comment.

Eric and I will be creating a lot of form templates in the up coming weeks so any inspiration and ideas you can send our way will go a long way!

111 Comments

  1. Ben Janke

    11/12/2009 12:33 pm

    I don’t see this in my account. When is the launch?

  2. Cassandra

    11/12/2009 12:40 pm

    This looks awesome! Is it available now? If so, where can I find it?

  3. Paul

    11/12/2009 12:41 pm

    Hey guys – awesome resource. can’t wait to use it. In fact, just had a discussion with a guy yesterday and we talked about how to have options for people to check on an optin form. I’m in the golf industry, so anything you can do with a golf theme would be great.

    Thanks!

  4. Juan

    11/12/2009 12:52 pm

    So when can I create my new form?

  5. Boel

    11/12/2009 12:52 pm

    Hi,

    I am currently developing a site for people who are looking for cat sitters, and pet sitters. Another site will be for a health product that is for all pets. So my first dream template would be “cat themed” and a second option would be pets in general, including horses.

    Having the form geared toward local searches (by zip code, county, city etc) would be great!

  6. kiatlc

    11/12/2009 12:53 pm

    wow, so beautiful!

  7. Ewald

    11/12/2009 12:54 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Great to hear from your templates!

    But let’s start with the beginning… how about supplying editing the fonts of the fields?
    If I make a form now, unfortunately I can’t give the ‘name’ another colour, size or font. In that case I have to put the raw html in my site and edit there. But putting the javascript overthere would be much easier!

    Is that on your to-do-list as well?

    Best regards and keep up the good work!

  8. Adrianne Watson

    11/12/2009 1:00 pm

    How about a template for agencies that specialize in farm and ranch acreage? I picture wide open spaces, trees dotting the landscape, blue skies, perhaps a cow or horse, or tractor in the view. Not hokey, but beautiful.

    Thanks for all you do!

  9. Carol Bentley

    11/12/2009 1:01 pm

    Hi Bob,

    I absolutely LOVE this new feature and can’t wait to use it. Here are some ideas for template designs:

    * Golf Theme (I’m thinking of a client’s website)
    * Other sporting themes
    * Business/Marketing theme – Charts / Business people
    * Seminar Themes – with Audience / Presenters
    * Professional Speaking Themes – any chance of being able to place an uploaded image of a speaker? (Just a thought… although having said that I guess the ‘insert image’ facility is still there?)
    * Restaurant Theme
    * Web design theme
    * Holiday Theme
    * Health Theme
    * Consultancy Theme – again with replaceable graphic

    OK – I guess I could go on and on and on, ad infinitum 😉

    I look forward to seeing what templates get added,

    thanks

  10. Kathy

    11/12/2009 1:11 pm

    Love the sound of this … I need to start splitting up our current form page and am looking for a DIY option (rather than going back to the webdesigner with such trivial admin stuff). I have tried to split it up before .. but have been able to link it to the right "send" page – which I assume your form builder automatically does?? Html is not my forte!

    Does your new web form builder allow me to use my own existing template in some way?

  11. Susan Donley

    11/12/2009 1:11 pm

    The new form design system looks great and so do the templates you’ve designed so far. However, as an artist, I would like to use my own artwork in my forms. Will there be an option to do this?

    One way to handle it and keep the simplicity, would be to have some half-designs, on the order of the taped piece of paper in the last example you showed: Let people upload a graphic to be displayed as if on the paper.

    For the HTML/CSS geeks among us, let us attach custom styles where we could place an image in the background?

    I’m sure your folks will have better ideas — I just wanted to get my vote in for some provision for custom images.

  12. Michele Luminato

    11/12/2009 1:14 pm

    Looks great! When will this be released? I logged in and still see the old form editor – when I click on the green button that allows me to create a form. thanks!

  13. Carol Bentley

    11/12/2009 1:17 pm

    Hi Bob & Eric,

    ok, ok, I’ve just seen your previous blog where you introduced the concept of this new webform… and, guess what… you’ve pretty well fulfilled my template design wishlist in my previous post on here!

    Awesome!

  14. Jason

    11/12/2009 1:24 pm

    I would definitely like to see some video related forms.

    Things like movie reels, director chairs, spotlights, video take clip boards, etc.

  15. jubo

    11/12/2009 1:33 pm

    This looks great, a lot more interesting.
    What about Art, Crafts,

  16. Neil

    11/12/2009 1:36 pm

    The template idea is great. Will we be able to add our own graphic or picture to some more generic ones?

    I like to customize things to my own design sense.

  17. Neil

    11/12/2009 1:38 pm

    Many marketers give away free books, free recordings or free videos to entice folks to sign up to their list.

    How about some templates with those kinds of graphics.

  18. Judy Browning

    11/12/2009 1:53 pm

    Hi Bob,

    As you can tell from my web address, I’m in the “vegetables” field. I think this new form template service of yours is fantastic!! Could you design a few “veggie” themes?

    Thanks for keeping us all up to speed!

  19. Joshua

    11/12/2009 1:59 pm

    Hi there.

    I teach English online as a second language and have started a free video English course talking about things we don’t learn in the books (which in the future I’d like to turn into a membership site).

    So an Education theme with a modern/Hi-Tech look.

  20. Mark

    11/12/2009 2:02 pm

    When are we able to get our hands on this awesome tool ?

    Look forward to your response

    Many Thanks

  21. David Allamby

    11/12/2009 2:08 pm

    OK, enough teasing – let’s see it released now!

    For templates:

    1. Healthy Living
    2. Weight Loss
    3. Fitness
    4. Healthcare

    thanks!

  22. Sally

    11/12/2009 2:23 pm

    Hi Guys;

    I’m really excited about this! Awesome, awesome!

    Now how about a nature and flowers theme. Or since my site is leaning toward the Digital Photography field even a photo theme.

    I like the suggestion of being able to edit fonts and such. Love not having to deal with html aspect.

    I really have 4 main sites right now and in the process of building 4 separate lists. Is it possible to give people the option of joining specific lists?

    Though sites are not identical in theme as I have one site on exploring consciousness, but what is more spiritual than nature, right?

    Also does this set-up allow for opting for a course I offer. Right now the course is free with sign-up.

    Just talking before I look so may find answers to my questions later

  23. Louise

    11/12/2009 2:27 pm

    Awesome ! When and Where ?? :)

  24. Paul Forsberg

    11/12/2009 2:52 pm

    I don’t see the application –

    could use it right now …

    when will it be available??

  25. Lou D'Alo

    11/12/2009 3:10 pm

    Will this be available to all accounts, including the ones from your long time customers who are still using the original Aweber platform? Or is it going to only be offered to those who are on the new pricing plan?

  26. pete

    11/12/2009 3:22 pm

    General marketing related images will be very welcome but the normal over-hyped: Boxes of cash/ money pouring from the sky etc. Sales graphs trending upwards/ people around business table/ person on PC etc. All very much appreciated.

  27. Walethia Aquil

    11/12/2009 3:37 pm

    What you have sounds interesting. I would like to see something in the field of etiquette and image consulting.

  28. Bob Ricca

    11/12/2009 3:42 pm

    Hey everyone,

    First let me clarify that this new Web Form tool will be launched shortly and will be replacing the old one.

    Unfortunately I’m not able to give a specific date – but its going to be coming up very soon.

    With that said I’ll try my best to respond to all your comments:

    @Boel
    We’ve actually added the ability to insert US address fields into your form with a single click. This means you can enable Street 1, Street 2, City, State, and Zip with the click of a checkbox and all the options will be configured for you. And… if you wanted to have some sort of different configuration you can still make all them by hand if you so chose (without touching HTML of course).

    @Ewald
    We’ve added a lot of flexibility into our editor. This means you will have the option to style your labels, links, body text, text inputs etc… all separately if you choose to. You will also be able to choose 3 different positions for your labels (left align, right aligned, and stacked).

    @Kathy
    Unfortunately you will not be able to use your own HTML. However like I was saying above, we’ve given the ability to pretty much style everything within your form so using background images you can probably accomplish the same look.

    @Susan
    Absolutely. Eric and I are using the same editor that you guys will have access to to make all these templates. Therefore you can use any images you have as background properties for either your header, body, or form footer. Not only that but you will have the ability to set the background position if you so chose, and set if it tiles or not. If you are somewhat comfortable with CSS you’re really going to love this editor… if you aren’t very comfortable with css don’t worry – we break it down in non web savvy terms for each style option.

    To everyone – if you are somewhat web savvy you’ll be able to make awesome forms as you would using css/html with out having to actually code them…

    If you aren’t web savvy you will still be able to make awesome web forms because we’ve given you the tools a web designer would use without having to know the background knowledge of how its actually working.

    For those who don’t even want to bother getting into depth with their form – we are going to have a LOT of web forms that are premade in a variety of beautiful color schemes and themes for you to browse through and load with a single click.

    This new tool really levels the playing fields and I’m super excited to see what everyone comes up with for their forms!

  29. Sean Breslin

    11/12/2009 3:48 pm

    That is cool 10/10

  30. Prakash Raja

    11/12/2009 3:49 pm

    Hi ,
    I had asked this question to the Aweber not long ago as to who can help me with creating websites and or the blogs, these days some blogs are just as big as websites which may have several pages inter linked to other sites.
    Aweber never offered this service before now.

    I have since ordered a new Apple Mini server and a latest iLife 09 along with the me.com to publish as many blogs or websites as I need to , it is so so simple as one does not need to learn the Xhtml or the html crypto language in order to learn to be creative.
    I am glad that Aweber have started to offer this services via their professional web artists. No doubt this is where most people stumble as they just do not know how to get started though they may have some ideas about the nice marketing. I happen to be one also.

  31. Barbra Sundquist

    11/12/2009 3:54 pm

    Themes I would like to see:
    – gardening, including one with a deer
    – dogs
    – puppies
    – cats
    – writing
    – water features (e.g. backyard pond)
    – plus size fashion
    – travel, esp. italy
    – home business
    – funeral
    – home business
    – gift food such as fruit bouquet
    – fashion
    – education
    – audio
    – video
    – ebook

  32. Tricia

    11/12/2009 4:12 pm

    My brand is Blue Jeans, so anything with a blue jean background would be AWESOME!

    I target new entrepreneurs, so anything related to starting a business-type graphics…..computer, desk, working at home image, sunny office area, etc.

    I also like dark burgandy and dark blue colors.

    Thanks for asking!

  33. Rahman Mehraby

    11/12/2009 4:27 pm

    This is making me just more convinced than ever to use your services for building the list I’m missing everyday. I’ve not seen such features in the other similar services so far – frankly speaking.

    Congratulations! You’re now standing above the competitors.

  34. Dolores

    11/12/2009 4:33 pm

    Can I copy the header on my current blog to enable consistency? My blog is on WordPress.

  35. Michael

    11/12/2009 4:37 pm

    Hi guys….I love the way you guys are always looking to evolve and improve…it’s great.

    Now, re other templates – how about some covering the ‘evergreen’ niches such as Health, Weight Loss, Dating plus any other ‘evergreens’ you can think of.

    Also, something that would be really handy would be some level of field validation for the ‘added’ fields. Like whether it’s a text field (address, location, state, etc) or a numeric field (zip code, phone number, other numbers, etc). Even some basic validation such as range checking (eg must be between say 2 and 10 for numeric fields) or the ability to check the data input against a list of possible entries that I have created for a particular field.

    What do you think?

  36. Mikael Rieck

    11/12/2009 4:54 pm

    Hi Bob,

    Screenshots are nice but would it be possible to have you create a video? It is just so much easier to grasp.

  37. Michael Rafferty

    11/12/2009 6:02 pm

    Sounds great! Have you got a templatefor Personal Training;Fitness Bootcamps or anything like that?

  38. Cliff Calderwood

    11/12/2009 6:22 pm

    Some travel related templates would be good and have the option of easily changing the graphic.

  39. Christine

    11/12/2009 6:31 pm

    Is there a setting so you can have the info from the form sent to your email every time someone fills out the online form?

    I don’t mean a notification, but the actual info from the form.

    It would be sort of like a cgi form but you would get them into the database, plus get their info at the same time…. so you could ask for more info, etc.

  40. Dianne

    11/12/2009 7:03 pm

    How about a form for building chicken coops? I know this is very specialized, but I thought I would ask. At least one that has chickens in a backyard or farm would be nice.

  41. Tom Kulzer (AWeber CEO)

    11/12/2009 7:03 pm

    @Christine
    The notification email you receive when someone subscribes to your list will contain all of the information the user submitted in the form. You can turn on notifications by following the instructions below or getting in touch with our Customer Solutions team.

    http://www.aweber.com/faq/questions/59/How+Do+I+Know+When+Subscribers+Sign+Up+To+My+List%3F

  42. velma ashby

    11/12/2009 7:12 pm

    awsome when can we start using this nice piece of work

  43. Pedro Sanchez Jr

    11/12/2009 8:05 pm

    Awesome news.

    How about templates for Singers, Social media, music marketing in general, Tool box template.

    This is going to be awesome once we start playing with it :-)

  44. Jason

    11/12/2009 8:46 pm

    I may be a bit biased, but would love to see a template related to men’s lifestyle. Something that you might see on the cover of Men’s Health for example. Something simple even, like a photo of a fit man would cover a variety of niches such as health, fitness, men’s interests, etc.

  45. NUMEROLOGIST Michael Searles

    11/12/2009 9:02 pm

    This new form editor is going to be fantastic for someone like me who:

    – hates complex design
    – wants it done yesterday
    – always looks for a better way

    It seems the new form editor from Aweber is going to get ticks in all the right boxes.

    Bring it on!

  46. Ugur

    11/13/2009 3:45 am

    This was long overdue! Great idea and congrats!

    I’d like to see the following themes:

    1) Hi-tech, software-hardware, computers
    2) Writing, information design, books and documents
    3) (as mentioned above) movies-cinema
    4) Running-jogging
    5) (as mentioned above) a Browse-and-Upload functionality to upload our own designs

    Keep up the good work and let me know the launch date.

  47. Colm

    11/13/2009 4:56 am

    This wont break my existing form will it?

  48. Michael Maglinte

    11/13/2009 5:39 am

    Hey Aweber,

    This is great. Your service is already first class. The only thing I thought that lacked was the ability to create amazing forms. Well done!!

    Please go live as soon as possible.

  49. andres amador

    11/13/2009 7:33 am

    The templates look great.
    Great job on this Idea.
    Thumbs UP!
    Is this already in place?

  50. Tammi

    11/13/2009 8:22 am

    I can not wait for the new forms! Can you design a form that is lingerie or fashion centered? More specific, a form that is a little risqu

  51. Alfred Fernandes

    11/13/2009 8:53 am

    Templates look great!

    When will you design for us the squeeze pages? That’ll really take Awaber level absolutely higher with no competition!!

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  53. Kathy Kirk

    11/13/2009 11:44 am

    Thank you! This is only one of the reasons why I love Aweber. Not only do you answer the phone, walk me through a process, and now you’re creating forms that look beautiful. You guys actually ask the question, what is it that we want. Well Done.
    I’d like to see some peaceful, scenic scapes – clouds, water, nature.
    Thanks again for all you do.

  54. Paul Schlegel

    11/13/2009 1:14 pm

    This is terrific – especially the ability to easily segment lists as you’ve explained.

    Great news!

  55. Chris Davenport

    11/13/2009 1:33 pm

    How about letting us load in a custom picture or graphic? Thanks for doing this.

  56. ken

    11/13/2009 1:39 pm

    Awesome – can’t wait! As for themes:

    – outdoor/nature
    – fishing
    – mapping / navigation

  57. Dave Meholovitch

    11/13/2009 2:59 pm

    Nice templates. How about some that is more business like.
    More dynamics. More graphic. Not so specific. thanks.

  58. Shristy

    11/14/2009 9:10 am

    Just waiting for the launch
    Do add the following to the form
    – Beauty/Make up related theme
    – Airline/Aviation related theme

    Any planned launch date?

  59. Rohit

    11/14/2009 10:30 am

    I just hope I will be able to use my own HTML for the designs. Or at least I can copy/paste the relevant tags into my own designed form. I don’t want to be stuck using one of the templates.

  60. Lance Nelson

    11/15/2009 1:43 am

    Looking forward to this — soon!

    Would like to see themes of

    skiing
    mountains
    snow

    and would like to load up own graphic/picture

    many thanks, Lance

  61. Angela Wills

    11/15/2009 10:06 am

    Looks awesome! Like Lance suggested above I think it would be awesome if the template would allow us to load up our own custom picture or graphic as well if possible :)

  62. Karen Swim

    11/15/2009 8:11 pm

    This is like Christmas in November! Thank you Aweber, exactly what I wanted! :)

  63. Bob Ricca

    11/16/2009 9:21 am

    @ Lance, Angela, and anyone else who asked about images in your form

    We’ve made it so you will be able to use background images in the header, body and footer. You will also be able to insert a regular image within the body of your form. Between those two options the form editor is very flexible and allows you to accomplish a lot of different designs. And as always… you don’t need to know HTML to do any of this.

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    11/16/2009 9:55 am

    When is the big launch day? :)

  66. Sue

    11/16/2009 11:15 am

    Thanks for asking for our input about what new templates we would like.

    My brand is ‘Just-in-Time Management Advice’, so an office-related theme would be great.

    I also have another website about Montessori, so something kid-related would be a secondary request (although I can already use the ‘apple on the desk’ template)

  67. Iris

    11/16/2009 1:56 pm

    I’m with David Allamby … give us templates for the following niches:

    health & fitness; weight loss; back pain/back pain relief; walking clubs; and Baby Boomer fitness

    And, give them too us NOW!!!! :-)

  68. travis

    11/16/2009 2:14 pm

    This is AWESOME… finally.

    Last month I just bought a series of "Blog SideBar Optin Forms" from the below website on Clickbank because you guys didn’t have anything like it.

    http://hotvideosqueezetemplates.com/ (NOT an affiliate link)

    For design inspiration… really… I’d just like some MODERN AND CLEAN designs that can be used on all my sites like the ones titled "Blog SideBar Opt-in Forms" about 2/3 of the way down on the website listed above. Those ones are proving too difficult for me to use.

    Thanks for getting this going. Much appreciated!
    Cheers!

  69. Teresa Dietze

    11/16/2009 4:24 pm

    I’d love to see some lovely nature scenes–plants, natural elements, galaxies. Healers, energy therapists, and those interested in spiritual matters, for example, are building heaps of new websites. This kind of theme could have broad appeal for outdoors, science, and gardening sorts as well!

  70. Cathie

    11/18/2009 8:28 am

    Sounds great…wondering if we will still be able to keep it plain and simple once the new generator is launched? Sometimes, less is more, depending on where the form will be used.

  71. Angelika Christie ND

    11/19/2009 5:42 pm

    PLEASE create a template that I can use. I never find any in my niche ( health and Healing) I don’t want spa or medical, or religious or food oriented templates. I want just a soft esoteric template. Maybe ocean and sky could be included…
    Please be the first to offer a template for the Healing Arts of the New Age.

  72. nikki

    11/20/2009 9:53 am

    Some templates around teaching online and work at home mums would be great.
    So maybe some women with laptops? that kinda thing :-)

    This is a wicked new feature – can’t wait!!

  73. Martine Metaxa

    11/21/2009 1:48 pm

    Looks a pretty awesome tool. Well done looks like you enjoyed making them!

    Can we use these forms anywhere i.e wordpress blogs?

    As ideas for templates – anything classy to do with wine or food. It seems beer & pizza a fairly well covered!

    Keep up the good developments.

    Have a great thanksgiving!

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  76. Johnnie

    11/29/2009 7:57 pm

    Hi Guy’s
    Well you asked for more ideas about design. In my line of business, I would like to see some exotic beach scenes, or maybe some cityscape’s (like NYC,Chicago, LA, etc….)
    or maybe some landscapes. i.e. snow covered hills/mountains.
    Possibly some fun sports i.e wave running surfing skiing etc…

    Well I hope you will give my idea’s some thought, and I am looking forward to working with the Aweber Team!

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  78. Kristy

    12/13/2009 9:22 am

    I’m a late arrival to this article, but maybe it’s not too late to put in my two cents for template requests? I could really use a couple of interior design concepts, and something for cooking. Thanks so much!

  79. MaryCary

    12/13/2009 7:03 pm

    ALIGNMENT CHOICES:
    I love aweber and if I can get a few things handled I’m going to put it into all my client’s websites from now on.

    I need the form itself NOT to align CENTER – I need to have the choice about where it goes. Right now it goes into a Post on a WordPress site and you cant wrap text or have any control of where it lands. Its always CENTERED and hogs your whole Page or Post.

    Right now I can’t use the sign up form in any Posts or Pages on WordPress. Only in a “Widget” which put it in the side bar – and sometimes I don’t want a side bar – but I want them to sign up! This inability to place the form limits it a lot.

    Hope you guys make a form that you can choose where it’s aligned!

  80. Barbara

    12/14/2009 10:19 am

    Hope to see some sports related (fastpitch) and writing services templates. These are very nice!

  81. Merigot Gueu

    12/18/2009 11:14 am

    Great stuff! it getting better and better every single day, keep up with the good work.
    Cheers!

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    This is a Ace up any web developer/builders Proverbial sleeve for sure!
    clean and simple what a market tool !!
    i’m waiting guys!!
    :))

  84. Justin Premick

    1/8/2010 4:15 pm

    Hey Chris,

    Wait no more. It’s already out :)

  85. Scott

    1/11/2010 4:44 pm

    Maybe I’m asking too soon, but since you basically are doing all the design for me, which I need, Can the parameters of the form be enlarged so as to make it like a page with the form in it? I’ve been having trouble making landing pages that look decent with the form in it.

  86. Luke

    3/29/2010 5:52 pm

    Wow,

    ha… I really had the same idea about creating forms… I simply… HATE IT… was fighting long time without enjoying even the process… but I created the form… seeing your post I guess I will have to rethink and create it again… with bigger smile on my face! :)

    Great post, thanks!

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  88. Justin

    4/24/2010 5:36 pm

    Wow, it’s nice to see you guys are on the cutting edge. I have access to GetResponse for free as it is tied into a website I have been using for years. I can put as many people into it as I want, for no charge. I have been FIGHTING with GetResponse about the fact I have to be an expert with HTML to insert a decent customized form in my website. It really is a joke.

    After seeing what you’ve got here I’m willing to pay for Aweber even though I could use your competitor’s product for FREE! Nice job guys!

  89. Justin Premick

    4/26/2010 8:53 am

    Justin (great name, by the way),

    Thanks so much! That’s really kind of you. Our development team will really appreciate hearing you say that. We definitely put a lot of work into making web forms easy to create!

  90. igor Griffiths

    5/3/2010 10:48 am

    This new form tool is fantastic, however looking at the code, there is no obvious way to resize the form or adjust the alignment.

    The form looks great in itself, its just too wide for my side menu, thus is destroying the look of my site.

  91. john sweet

    5/27/2010 4:10 am

    I have been using the Google Docs forms since you pointed this out to me and I find it works well as all the completed forms are automatically out into a google speeadsheet

    Do your completed forms do the same, or do I have to segregate these myself?

  92. Bev Ryan

    5/27/2010 3:05 pm

    Books /writing theme would be great.

  93. Bev Ryan

    5/27/2010 3:07 pm

    Ditto Igor – the form has to fit in a side column so it must be elegantly narrow.

  94. Justin Premick

    5/28/2010 10:14 am

    John,

    I’m not sure what you’re asking about doing with respect to Google Docs vs. AWeber – can you contact us with some more details?

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  96. Andy Weil

    6/24/2010 9:31 pm

    Why not just allow the download of any chosen image to be displayed in a form?

  97. Justin Premick

    6/25/2010 10:39 am

    Andy,

    You can certainly use any image you desire with a form. Whether it’s in addition to the existing images or replacing a templated image with one of your own.

  98. Jerry Samuels

    7/28/2010 11:50 am

    Didn’t Bob Ricca say, above, in answer to Susan’s question that we could use any image we want?

    Said differently, Aweber has been doing some really live thinking here, but why design the images at all-other than to give us examples?

    Why not simply create a mechanism where we can upload whatever images we need for our niche? Because no matter how many designs you create, we will always need something different, or want something in a different flavor than what you present us with?

    What you’ve done is great Aweber.

  99. John

    9/10/2010 4:28 pm

    Designing a web form can be a pain, but this looks like a nifty bit of software to take the sting out of web design. Top Job!

  100. Bryan

    11/22/2010 11:43 pm

    Is there any for sports and nutrition supplements?

  101. William Tingle

    1/16/2011 4:25 pm

    For an instant solution using this Web Form Generator is excellent; stay with it or adapt a new design around it when you can.

    The important thing is you now have a tool that can harvest client info like email which is the most important. Continue building that list.

  102. sanjesh

    1/18/2011 6:05 am

    this is great stuff, can’t wait to put into action. thanks guys

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    4/30/2011 4:31 am

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    release , such as a link or else , you shwo the instruction on a sample form but to access the original one it become a problem . this what block me work to this program since a year now. the current program of how to intrgrate Aweber program to wordpress is shown on a sample form . Plese can you assiste people with a real tools ……

  104. Amanda Gagnon

    5/2/2011 8:11 am

    Jerry ~ You can add any image that’s been uploaded elsewhere – here are the instructions.

    Bryan ~ There are several sports-related forms – you’ll find them here.

    Abali ~ We show the sample so you can follow along in your AWeber account. To make your own form, log into an AWeber account and click on the “Web Forms” tab.

  105. Dave

    7/24/2011 6:01 am

    Just about to sign up, can we use this form to lead to a downloadable pdf file?

  106. Justin Premick

    7/26/2011 3:00 pm

    Hi Dave,

    Yes, you can. When creating your form, set the thank you page URL to a page on your site where you have placed a link to the PDF.

  107. atanas yanev

    8/23/2011 5:52 am

    I was collecting data by my own – the result was hundreds of working hours lost creating and testing form designs, programming code, hoping everything will be ok. It was not. Until I started using aweber’s service 😉
    Thanks!

  108. Bill Nickerson

    9/23/2011 4:19 pm

    Why are there no templates for a horizontal layout? I’d like to build a form to put in the footer of my site with the fields laid out horizontally rather than vertical. In order to do that I have to edit the HTML myself.

  109. Dr. Smith

    5/14/2012 11:26 am

    Amazing service!
    Are you going to release new set ot themes?

  110. Justin Premick

    5/17/2012 10:43 am

    Hi Dr. Smith,

    Yes, we regularly release new web form templates… you can see all the currently available templates when you create a new web form in your account.

  111. Greg

    12/18/2012 7:00 pm

    I haven’t updated my web form in over two years. It has been working great so I guess there is no need to change it but I really should split test a few different ones.