Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
- produces standards compliant XHTML/CSS
- multi-page forms and conditional sections
- can use predefined themes or user created css
- optional hosting at the form assembly for easy tracking and usage stats (requires payment)
JotForm is a WYSIWIG, drag and drop builder with scriptaculous under the covers. According to Aytekin Tank, the creator, its similiar to the builder in Visual Studio. Right now its compatible on Firefox and IE with Safari support coming. Check out the flash-based tour for a feature lineup.
Wufoo is a form creator from the guys at Particle Tree thats just an interface demo right now. It uses Flash 8 under the covers and works in FF 1.5, Safari 2, and almost IE6. It has some thoughtful “higher level” widgets for things like phone number, star ratings, tags, and dates. The interface follows more of a wizard type approach and certainly looks cool with some nice transition effects.
Which builder do you see as having some staying power? Which one, if any, could you see using in your day to day development? Will you stick with hand coding and only use these for quick prototypes, if at all?
Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:43 pm