Forms are a great way to get feedback from people who visit your site.
Another great attribute is that they are easy to create.
A simple way to get your form to work without dealing with complicated
CGI scripts is to turn to a form hosting service such as Response-o-Matic.
The companies can create the form for you, give you the CGI scripts that
process the forms, and get the results to you via email. The only downside
to using a service is that in exchange you may have to include ads somewhere
on your site/form.
Text boxes contain one line of text, usually used for names, addresses
and other information users can type in.
Text Area Fields
A text area field allows users to type in more than text boxes. Typically
they are used for comments or other responses that require more text.
Radio buttons work the same way as old car radios where you can push only
one button at a time. These are normally used for yes/no questions or
other kinds that require one answer.
Check boxes allow users to select more than one answer. These are useful
for questions where you want users to select all of the choices that apply.
Menus offer visitors a selected range of answers to choose from. This
is useful for questions about age and income, where you want a specific
type/range of answer from the user.
The submit buttons sends the survey.
The reset button clears the form allowing the user to start the survey
from the beginning.