How to create a web form with Certinal eSign and eForms: A Comprehensive Guide3 min read

How to Create a Web Form


Certinal eSign and eForms form crucial part of electronic transactions and smooth documentation in modern business process whereby both are able to make transactions faster and easier between different players involved in various business activities. Developing a good web form within the Certinal takes careful consideration of users’ needs, thoughtful design and flawless execution.

How to Create a Web Form

Start by clearly defining what your web form is meant for in relation to Certinal eSign and eForms before going into details regarding how to create the web form. State clearly what data you are collecting and what you expect the user to do once they fill up the form. This will be used as a basis during designing the specifications of its form, functionality, and placement to Certinal’s structure.

Design and Layout

Design and Layout

1. Simplify and Intuitive Interface

• Ensure that forms are organized in a tidy manner and provide easy use and navigation within their interfaces.

• Categorize them meaningfully in logical order using design elements that clearly label grouped sections of forms for readability.

2. Mobile Responsiveness

• Make sure that the form is responsive everywhere to provide consistent user environment regardless of the way how they enter the form.

• Comprehensive testing of compatibility and functionality within Certinal supported devices.

3. Visual Cues and Feedback

• Optimize on the design elements of forms used to provide hints such as the (*) symbol marking mandatory fields and tooltips to help people understand the interface better.

• Feedback in Certinal’s environment that confirms successfully submitted forms, or prompts for corrections of errors in real time.

Choosing the Right Fields

Choosing the Right Fields

1. Relevance and Necessity

• Essential fields related to form users.

• Use Certinal’s conditional logic feature to show different fields as per each users’ response thereby improving interaction within the environment.

2. Use of Field Types

• Specify text inputs, dropdowns, checkboxes, or radio buttons matching with the forms aesthetic and interface for field type selection.

• Include the placeholders and default values of Certinal to aid the users and ease data entry in their domain.

3. Clear Call-to-Action (CTA)

• Create a large CTA button coherent with an effective form and an user interface that shows the action the users will make once they will submit the form.

Backend Functionality

1. Data Validation

• Put in place stringent data validation mechanisms adaptable to forms that confirm that the gathered material is true and whole.

• Confirm email addresses, phone numbers, or specific formats that conform to settings to prevent submission issues.

2. Accessibility and Compatibility

• Comply with accessibility requirements such that users having a disability will be able easily to interact with the form.

• Adequately test Form consistency in all browsers supported by Certinal in order to deliver uniform accessibility.

Testing and Optimization

1. User Testing

• Carry out thorough usability testing across the form focusing on various end users with an aim of pinpointing and rectifying usability problems.

• Certinal’s environment to iterate refining the form through feedback or performance analytics.

2. Performance Optimization

• To ensure seamless usage of the forms so that users should not encounter any delays, monitor your form loading speed.

• Audit and refine the use of a form in the system for more efficiency in operation and customer satisfaction.


An effective web form requires both creative thinking and smooth functionality that is tested thoroughly in Certinal eSignature solution. You can create an effortless process of submitting a form within Certinal’s platform by ensuring that its purposes are synchronized, user experience is prioritized, and strict security measures are upheld. Constantly improve and perfect your form relying on user feedback and Certinal forms guidelines and requirements so that they remain useful means of information collection and users’ connection.

Schedule a demonstration now to experience firsthand how Certinal eSign and webforms can help your organization achieve ultimate efficiency. Book a Demo.

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