Interface elements that allow a user to input data.

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Looking for a good script to handle fill-in forms on a non-CMS website

We have a website which is mostly HTML pages, in other words, not CMS based. The way we handle fill-in forms is through an ancient script that comes with the web hosting. It requires a separate text ...
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How to setup SSL to protect secure information

At the moment I have a website running in quite an insecure way, I'll refer to it as example.com. To add better security we're starting to store passwords using bcrypt but we are currently not using ...
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Ways to set up a simple inventory form quickly

I needed a simple inventory form of sort on my website where visitors could enter their information, pick the item they wanted and then submit the form and dispatch an email. The information will be ...
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Where do you get data to populate a suggest-box with Country, State, City and Zip Information?

I'm trying to create some dialogs in my web-app that can auto-suggest possible Countries, States, Cities and Zips in a form. I was planning on storing this information in a database, and making calls ...
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Form development optimization

Like many web developers I do forms all the time. I found myself doing the same all the time: placing input fields, assigning a name to each, ajax the form, then create the PHP which involves to ...
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Best way to let users enter 'infinity' in a html form

I have a form with a field "quantity" which can have the value "unlimited / infinity": Quantity: [ ] What would be a good way to let users enter "infinity"? Some ideas: 1) Tell the user that -1 ...
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Which online form builders offer conditional logic/branching?

I have a survey with the following form fields: Country Age Male/Female Undergraduate/Graduate Question? Yes No If No, what about this and that? Yes No Google Forms and SurveyMonkey don't ...
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Alternative to Instant Form Pro

I was looking for a PHP form generator this morning and ran across "Instant Form Pro" by Joel Comm (http://www.instantformpro.com). It looks like it offers what I'm looking for (easy to use quick form ...
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Removing CAPTCHA is harmful for my forms?

I have some services on my site that developed by PHP , it seems having CAPTCHA in my registration form is decreasing registering users , I tend to remove CAPTCHA at least on my registering form , is ...
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Show submitted form input without server-side scripts

Is there a way to accept form input and have the output dumped/printed back to the web page with HTML or JavaScript/AJAX and without PHP/Perl/server-side scripts?
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Auto subscribe checkbox on registration

What are the laws on this? If I have a simple registration form, can I have underneath it: [x] Subscribe to the blog [x] Email me when a new release is issued Auto checked? Or do they need to be ...
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Why do websites have a contact form? isn't an email address enough?

What's reason behind having a contact form on a website, when a simple e-mail link is enough? Why do so many web sites have contact forms? Is it just a habit?
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input type=“email”

I have a form where I ask for email addresses. Usually I'd use <input type="email" ...> but I want to allow a user to type foo rather than foo@mycompany.com in the (likely) case that they ...
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Why doesn't autofocus=“autofocus” work in Mozilla Firefox?

<INPUT TYPE=TEXT NAME="Gw" MAXLENGTH="225" size="42" autofocus="autofocus"> If I try this with Google Chrome it works. I just want to highlight a form without <script>. Why doesn't it ...
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How to implement a software trial request form?

On my company's website I want to have a form where a visitor can provide an email address and pass an anti-bot challenge. The server would then email a trial key to the visitor. Background: I am ...
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Are send to a friend features in websites obselete?

Often I am asked to create send to a friend forms for websites where a user can enter a few of their friends email addresses to which a URL is forwarded via email. My question is now that we have so ...
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How do you style Google forms (from Google Docs)?

While Google makes themes available to style forms in Google Docs, there seems to be no provision for styling forms yourself. I have a two-column layout and want the form on the right. There are ...
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Hidden form and SEO

I'm using hidden forms, to collects some statistics. Will it have any penalty from search engines ? Update 1: I'm collecting some statistics, based on user interaction with my website. For example, ...
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What kind of spam is this on our form?

We're receiving a lot of spam that looks like this: Form field 1 (textfields): duYYAJPNaMVsC Form field 2: icDiQOVRy Form field 3: uSDzPEObWIrTsCidma Form field 4: ODscxPiiqj ...
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How do file storage websites handle the uploads of large files?

Sites like Yousendit are offering payed uploads of up to 2GB. How is this done through a standard web form? or are they using something else? My thoughts were that a standard input file field ...
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SEO: disallowing Google from indexing forms?

From a SEO point of view, would you exclude forms from being indexed/crawled by Google or not? I mean my forms hardly ever contains keyword/keyphrases. So I'm wondering what's the point of letting ...
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html tag for grouping forms?

I thought I remember seeing this somewhere but maybe not. Isn't there an HTML tag for grouping forms similar to the tag for grouping headers? so for example: <fgroup> <form> ...
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Client wants a re-order form for their business. Best approach?

A client wants a customer re-order form for their Web site, but it's getting pretty lengthy. Here is what the page looks like: ...
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Is it correct to just keep gender as male/female?

When designing a form that asks for a person's gender, should I take any special consideration for hermaphrodites or trans-gendered persons, or is M/F good enough? Is defaulting the gender offensive ...
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How to make textarea look like notebook? [closed]

I want the user to feel like they are writing on notebook paper while inputting into a textarea. How may I do this?
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Alternative to Google Forms? [closed]

I'm looking for a web app I can install to allow users to create simple forms, collect responses, and extract the data (e.g. as a CSV spreadsheet) in order to track travel, expenses, etc. Any ...
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Creating a site with similar functionality to RateMyProfessors

I'm trying to create a website that accepts submissions into a form, and then later on I can display it in tables organized by categories, similar to how RateMyProfessors does it: ...
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Big specialized complex forms for ordering/signing up

I sometimes get the offer to create these and it's always a maintenance hell. For example: a print shop wants a form so you can order your print work online. This mostly is a multiple step form ...
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Trying to collect input values using hidden input fields

I have the following fields: First Name: <input type="text" id="tFName" name="tFName" maxlength="50" /> Last Name: <input type="text" id="tLName" name="tLName" maxlength="50" /> Is ...
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What is a generalized form creator that runs on .NET / Windows? [closed]

At the institution that I'm at, we've been looking for web applications that enable users to create and deploy their own forms. Similar applications are Wufoo, and google forms. Unfortunately, those ...
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How do you handle the “Cancel” button?

I am currently creating yet another form, and as usual, I am not sure which way to implement the "Cancel" (or "Back") button next to the "Submit" one, that allows the user to forget this form and go ...
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Personalized URL with pre-populated data

I think I am going to use Google spreadsheets and an embedded form. I see that it is possible to pre-populate the fields with URL parameters. So I think I just need a way to redirect with the correct ...
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How should I deal with a 'Contact Us' Form?

Often you'll see websites with a "For any questions, please contact us..." followed by a box for your name, email, subject, maybe some invoice data... When should these be implemented on a website? ...
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What countries require a state/province in the mailing address?

I'm creating a form and want to require / hide the state/province field based on the selected country. What countries require a state in the mailing address? For example, the United States does.
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User Registration forms— Do we need a user name?

Lets say we are designing a new website's registration form. Would I need to provide a space for a username, or should I simply require an email address? Are there any serious issues with either of ...
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Form autocompletion not working

I created a HTML form with several input fields, nothing special. Using the most recent version of Google Chrome and Firefox autocompletion works for all form fields which means that whenever I want ...
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Form label position for best usability

I'm creating a form that will ask a visitor for their firstname, middle initial, and lastname. I want the those text fields to be all inline, but where should I place the labels? On the left, top, or ...