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6 ways to improve your web site forms

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Web site forms are ubiquitous.  Every site needs them to engage their visitors, collect information, makes sales, etc.  They are easy to add to your site, but not necessarily easy to do right.

Make a quick web form using some generic web site authoring software and put it up on your site and it may work, but you also may have serious issues:

  • Incomplete Forms. Users submitting incomplete forms — e.g. not filling out all of the important fields
  • Invalid Input. Users not entering the “right” information — e.g. not actually putting an email address in the email address field
  • Form Spam Bots. Automated programs may fill out and submit your forms … sending you junk in the form of gibberish or web site URLs they hope you will visit and buy stuff from.
  • Form Insecurity. If your from collects any kind of sensitive information … from passwords to medical data … it could easily be setup incorrectly and allow phishing attacks or data leakage.
  • Stale Forms. You updated your form … but someone just somehow submitted the old version which is not even on the Internet anymore!
  • Connectivity/Server Issues. You don’t want your users to give up because their network is down or your site is down for a few seconds.

All of these problems impact the success of your site — causing everything from annoyance to the inability to contact your sales leads to breaches of privacy.  Fortunately, it is not really hard to plug these gaps and have a solid, productive, and secure web form.

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Supercharged Forms: Complex Form Processing with SecureForm and jQuery

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The classical web form is very simple: Customer fills it out and hits submit; the form submits and is processed; the data is emailed to the desired recipient.  Clean, simple, and easy to implement and secure.  Even easier by plugging the form into an existing backend form processor like SecureForm.

Time passes and business requirements get more complicated.  You need your form data to be handled in increasingly varied and complex ways, automatically.

For example:

  1. You need an encrypted copy of the data to be stored in your archival system
  2. Once archived, the data needs to be re-filled into a PDF and emailed to your sales team for review
  3. It also needs to be FTP’d securely to your office server to be ingested into your your office CRM system

Another example:

  1. Your data needs to be submitted and processed as usual
  2. Instead of re-directing to a new page when the submission is complete, you need to simply alter the current page (e.g. remove the submit button and say “Thank you”)

These examples and complex variations on them can all be readily achieved without much effort by combining the swiss-army-knife features of SecureForm and jQuery.

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SecureForm: Protect Yourself from Form Post Failures Using AJAX

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Case in point — you have an important web-based form and a visitor has spent 30 minutes filling it out.  The visitor presses the “submit form” button and the form post fails (because the visitor has lost Internet connectivity or for any number of other reasons).  The visitor gets some error screen, gets very annoyed, and quits.  Form post lost, data lost, customer feedback, potential sale … lost.

This situation can be prevented and these important form posts saved by using some JavaScript (AJAX) techniques in your web form page.

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Capture Ink Signatures in your Web Forms: Hand Written Signatures from Desktop and Mobile Devices

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Ink Signatures enable you to capture the hand written signatures of your web form users and to save these with their form submissions.

  • Easy: Users can employ a mouse or stylus on desktop or laptop computers; a stylus or their finger on a mobile device
  • Compatible: Works with all major web browsers as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android-powered mobile devices.

If you would like customers to actually sign their name to your web form, rather than merely checking a “checkbox”, now you can — and it is easy with the LuxSci SecureForm service.

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New Features: Email Folder Widget

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

LuxSci has added many new features to the email folder display widget.  The email folder widget is available to all LuxSci customers whose email is hosted with LuxSci.  This widgets can be added to any workspace so that the contents of any email folders, even shared ones, can be viewed and managed along side other information such as address books, calendars, notes, file storage areas, blogs, custom widgets, etc.

The email folder widget has been updated to include:

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