Why You’ll Love AWeber’s New Web Form Generator

“New Web Form Generator? But AWeber already has a web form generator…”

Sure we do. And it’s helped marketers create hundreds of thousands of opt-in forms that you’ll find on websites in countless industries.

At the time we released it, the web form tool was cutting edge, and it’s stood up well over time.

But it wasn’t perfect.

It didn’t output the prettiest HTML. And while you could certainly customize that HTML to fit the look of your website, you had to do so outside of AWeber, rather than styling it before you got the form HTML, and you had to do so without any templates.

We knew we could create something better. So we did.

To prove it, here’s a video, and a list of reasons why you’re going to love our new Web Form Generator.

Web Form Templates

You may not be a web designer, but you still want a web form that looks like it was made by one.

So we’re launching the new Web Form Generator with a slew of templates to help you build great-looking forms with one click of your mouse. Currently there are about 25 template “families,” each available in a variety of colors and styles (and we’ll keep adding more).

Advanced Design Tools

Want to customize a template to make it yours? Or build your own one-of-a-kind stylish opt-in form from scratch?

The new Web Form Generator gives you the same sort of powerful design customization that you’d typically find in web design software.

You’ll drag and drop. You’ll point and click. You’ll have complete control over the feel of your forms, and you’ll make better-looking ones than ever before.

Better Popover and Lightbox Animation

Do you use “hover” style forms (like our lightbox ones) to grab visitors’ attention and lift your opt-ins?

You’ll love the updated animations used for these new forms; we’ve ditched the Windows95-looking blue bars at the top and smoothed out the fading and sliding motions.

Dynamic Thank You Pages

Want to use video on your thank you pages to increase confirmed opt-ins, but don’t have the time or equipment to make it happen?

Use our video thank you pages to provide precise instructions to each new subscriber on how to confirm.

We’ll even show them exactly what your confirm email looks like in their specific email program (Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, Mac Mail, etc).

Stay Tuned For More

The new Web Form Generator will be released soon. Until then, we’ll keep filling you in on how you’ll be able to create better signup forms and improve your list-building.

Watch this blog for those – if you’re not already subscribed to the blog, get signed up below! We’ll tell you more about the new Web Form Generator, and also periodically send you other email marketing tips we publish here.

Naturally, as a permission-based email marketing company, we respect your privacy.

89 Comments

  1. Harmony Thiessen

    11/10/2009 4:27 pm

    GREAT! This can’t come a day too soon. Very interesting actually. I was thinking of changing systems for this very reason and encouraging my students to go elsewhere for their service also. HOW SOON? πŸ™‚

  2. Jody

    11/10/2009 4:31 pm

    I am very excited about the new design features we will be using soon. I absolutely love using Aweber and the team of people making all of this happen. Thanks for great tech support and working toward improving our ability to market o the Internet.

  3. David Gerrard

    11/10/2009 5:29 pm

    This is really going to be great can’t wait for this to go live.What a great product giving us all these extras to make our lives easier.Keep up the good work!

  4. Olson Mino

    11/10/2009 5:39 pm

    wooow cool stuff guys, now i can’t wait until it’s released :p

  5. Aaron

    11/10/2009 5:40 pm

    Great, where is it?

  6. Luke

    11/10/2009 5:48 pm

    Fantastic move! This is great news. I’ve always struggled to make my web forms look good without paying someone else to do it. I’m looking forward to the release!

  7. Sheila Atwood

    11/10/2009 7:31 pm

    This is really exciting. I can stop paying my web designer.

  8. Adam

    11/10/2009 7:44 pm

    Cool. My only complaint with AWeber was the lack of flexibility on the web forms.

    Problem solved.

    Looking forward to the release and will continue to recommend AWeber to others.

  9. Michael Searles

    11/10/2009 8:36 pm

    Always good news coming out of Aweber . . . and now it gets even better!

    A WYSIWYG web form editor is exactly what I need.

    Can’t wait to use it.

  10. Tim MacKenzie

    11/10/2009 8:53 pm

    WOW – what a refreshing video – down to earth, informative, exciting.

    I’m really looking forward to using the new Forms generator and exerising the results of your great developer team.

    Keep up the excellent work.

    Thank you for your efforts.

  11. Willie Plasencia

    11/10/2009 9:11 pm

    This is why Aweber is still #1 in my book.

    Looking forward to seeing it go live.

  12. Louis

    11/10/2009 9:19 pm

    Sounds like the very thing a low tech guy like me needs . Can’t wait for the release.

  13. Brenda

    11/10/2009 9:22 pm

    Awesome news! Can’t wait to be able to use it!

  14. Chuck

    11/10/2009 11:45 pm

    All of my lists have been stuck at 84% set up completion because I never bothered with the web forms. Looks like I might have to change that now… πŸ™‚

  15. Yee Shun Jian

    11/11/2009 12:29 am

    This is AWESOME! Yes it’s high time something’s done about the thank you pages… Thanks for the continuous improvements! =)

  16. Nick Walsh

    11/11/2009 12:34 am

    Eh-Weber (what we call you in Canada)… Congrats on the webform builder. Looks cool. I’ve been using a proprietary form builder for many years, but your advantage will be several fold:

    1. The code will never get lost or put on some flash drive given away!
    2. Content management drag and drop builds on existing conventions
    3. You can’t NOT look professional!
    4. Stats will be easier to track
    5. Split testing will now be possible of these forms
    6. You won’t even have to know code!
    7. It will bring new people into the market sooner

    I could go on… but overall .. this is a welcome addition the family.

  17. kiatlc

    11/11/2009 12:44 am

    Wow, this is a smart move of Aweber, getting so many welcoming responses from paid users, including mine myself!

  18. Adam Taha

    11/11/2009 3:28 am

    That’s great news and have been waiting for the extra touch. It has been needed.

    Can’t wait for the release so I can apply it on to my blog and capture pages I’m launching, and new aweber video tutorials I’m doing.

    Thanks

  19. Carol

    11/11/2009 5:16 am

    Fantastic news. Can’t wait for this. This has been a major source contention for me – bring it on!

  20. Alex

    11/11/2009 6:03 am

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the hard and fun work!

    I like going directly to action, no codes …

  21. Mike

    11/11/2009 8:17 am

    It looks great! Aweber proves once again that they’re the best.
    Now, even non web designers can have an awesome opt in page.
    Thanks for your excellent support and service.

  22. Lynda

    11/11/2009 10:03 am

    Hi

    Fantastic – best news for a long while! Can’t wait for it to be live.

  23. Philip Denman

    11/11/2009 10:03 am

    Wow! How good can it get?

    This is going to make life so much easier and will save a lot of time.

    Well done ‘The Aweber Team’

  24. Eruwan Gerry

    11/11/2009 10:27 am

    Great Upgrade!

    Can’t wait to try this baby out! πŸ™‚

  25. esi

    11/11/2009 2:08 pm

    Very good point Michael.

  26. Ben Janke

    11/11/2009 6:39 pm

    What a relief. Did you ever tell us when it’s coming out?

  27. Spida Hunter

    11/11/2009 8:04 pm

    Man, you are all kicking serious ass, this is what I’ve been trying to figure or pay someone to do!!

  28. Rhonda Giarraffa

    11/11/2009 8:34 pm

    Oh YEAH!!! I was just getting ready to drop in on designing a new form from scratch.. I’ll only do one so I can test this bad boy!

    Can’t wait to have life just a little bit easier.

    Thanks Aweber team! You ROCK!

  29. Alex M

    11/12/2009 7:53 am

    Good to hear this news. Its long overdue to be frank actually. The current design is way too plain and we almost need to customize it before using it.

    Hope the new design offers a variety of customization options.

  30. Ed Welch

    11/12/2009 2:56 pm

    Great, It looks really cool. This is why I stick with Aweber. Looking forward to it. Good work guys. Keep it up.

  31. Will

    11/12/2009 9:04 pm

    What a boring video.

    It took 4:51 to tell me you have a new "cool" form designer. You didn’t even show it to us.

  32. Yvonne

    11/13/2009 7:56 am

    I am glad to hear this news, and I am wondering if and when a better variety of newsletter and other kinds of templates will be available. I have been very tempted to switch to Constant Contact because they have a much more appealing array of templates; and they seem to be the email service provider of choice for the local businesses that actually do any kind of email marketing.

    Since my business is to provide email marketing to local businesses, it’s crucial that I be able to put out attractive html styled newsletters and event announcements. Aweber’s template choices just don’t "rock my boat."

    So, any other, more attractive, more user-friendly newsletter templates coming down the pike too?

  33. Mike

    11/13/2009 4:53 pm

    Sounds awesome, can’t wait for this to be released (coming from someone who always seems to manage to screw up html editing of the form lol)

    The sample forms shown looked very nice, awesome job aweber team!

  34. Jerome

    11/14/2009 8:04 am

    cant wait for this one…i just signed up for your service yesterday.

    i’m a bit struggling since i have an existing squeeze page with forms, how can i link your autoresponder to the existing forms?

    thanks alot.

  35. Scot McKay

    11/16/2009 7:58 am

    Simply awesome.

    Just yesterday I was wondering about why the bar at the top of the popovers had to be medium blue all the time, and today I open up your site and hear about all these terrific enhancements you have on the way.

    Very much looking forward to the improved version and can’t wait to start making good use of them.

    Thanks for answering questions we’re really asking!

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  38. Martin Leyton ma

    11/21/2009 2:18 am

    Just watched the preview sounds like there has been a lot of thought that has gone into this new web form. Looking forward to experimenting with the form. That’s what i love about aweber they are always looking for new inventive ways that we can interact with our potential/ customers

  39. WG Moore

    5/16/2010 10:07 am

    As developers, we always seem to want to create everything from scratch. Must be something about our egos. But from a practical standpoint, it makes more sense to use templates and then modify them to fit our customer’s needs. It saves them money and us headaches.

    Thanks for the great input.