To help you creating the perfect form, we give you some tips to manage this.
The 5 tips are:
Read further to learn more about these tips.
Choose the correct field-types in your form
If you want the form user to make a choice, there are 3 field-types you can choose:
You can also choose to use Image-choice-field to present the options on your form, making it more visual:
If you expect a lot of submissions it can be an advantage to target where these submissions are delivered, so they automatically arrive at the correct department within your company. You can choose the email where the submission has to be sent based on a choice of the form user.
When a user chooses By Train, for example, the submission is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the client is to receive a copy of the submission it will also be sent from this email address.
When your form is getting too big it might be smart to divide it into subpages. The user will see a few short pages with several fields that are related, such as address information on one page and employment information on another. This creates less distraction and gives the user a better overview of where they are in the form.
See an example here
To measure how many visitors your page has and where these visitors are from you can combine MixForms very easily with Google Analytics. Just insert your UA-code and MixForms takes care of the rest!
On multipage forms we track every page individually. This gives you insight into the page conversions of your forms and makes drop-off points clear. Check which pages a visitor views and see if they arrive at the thanks page.
Placeholders and subtitles are accompanying texts that can help the user to better understand what is required and thus fill in the form correctly.
Subtitles are ideal to give simple but detailed information. For example where a particular number can be found, such as a verification code on a creditcard.
Placeholders are texts that are placed in input-fields but are not sent as data. This is ideal to give more detailled information about what kind of input is expected, this can be done in the form of an example. This text automatically disappears once the user starts typing.
In this example the subtitle is grey and the placeholder is blue (ie. BA-123456-XA).