Designing stunning webforms just got easier
Wow – what an amazing start to the year!
Since releasing the upgrades to our e-messaging platform we’ve received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our customers.
Here’s just a snapshot of what people have been saying.
“Loving the new interface, definitely a step in the right direction”
“Just seen @vision6 new look and feel and it’s looking good!!! Great work guys!”
“Overall it’s BRILLIANT!!! It works … makes sense … looks pretty and is just all round awesome”
“I just switched across to the new look interface. Looks great!”
But this post isn’t me bragging about the new and improved Vision6 system. Rather I’d like to share with you some of the cool new features that will help you get more customers and promote your brand.
Of all the new features, my personal favourite is the new webform designer. Quite simply, there’s a lot more flexibility and design options at your disposal. Whether it’s for newsletter subscriptions, customer surveys or event registrations, designing webforms that are both functional and beautiful is now really easy for anyone to do.
What’s new with the webform designer?
1. Field Labels
With Field Labels you now have the ability to specify the text that appears alongside each field. This provides a lot more flexibility as previously the text that displayed here had to be the same as the Field Name. So in the example below, I can have my Field Name as Question 1 (which makes sense to me) and have my Field Label as How satisfied are you with our company overall? (which makes sense to the customer).
2. Field Descriptions
Field Descriptions give you the freedom to enter additional text below your field. This is very useful when you need to provide additional instructions for people viewing your form. Previously you had to enter this text in your Field Name, so using the Field Description allows you to keep your Field Names short and succinct. The result is a much tidier webform.
3. Items Per Row
This setting allows you to edit the number of radio button or checkbox options to display per row. Previously radio buttons were limited to one per row and checkboxes to two. As a result, webforms with lots of these fields were quite long so people would often have to scroll down to see the rest of the webform. Now there is much greater flexibility with these types of fields so you can ultimately fit more on the screen without needing to scroll.
4. Design Components
Webform design used to be limited to a header, followed by your fields and then a footer. Now with Design Components, the structure of your webform has a lot more flexibility. It’s essentially now a canvas where you can add and remove fields, images, html and text headings as you wish. See in the below example how I’ve inserted images (header image plus a thin white line) and a text heading (Help us improve our service) to break up the flow of the form.
5. Colour Palettes
By selecting a Colour Palette, you can easily apply a colour scheme to various aspects of your webform. So with the click of a button you can set colours for your page background, form background, border and font.