Last night, we upgraded ActiveForms to version 4.2. There are numerous changes and improvements across the user interface. We hope you like them.
First of all, we refreshed the design of the entire product. We changed the colour palette and the look ’n’ feel:
After you log in, you can see a new, revamped Dashboard. We have shortened the main menu (the Themes and Layouts options are available from under the form list). The Dashboard displays a list of recent posts on this blog.
We have simplified the process of creating a new form. After clicking the Create new form button, a small dialog appears prompting you to provide the name and URL, and then you go straight to FormBuilder.
We have redesigned the Form Details screen.
We have added a new element type to forms: the Confirmation Component. A confirmation component displays the values of selected fields that a user filled in on previous pages of the form. It works exactly like a Confirmation Screen, but it is much more flexible. You can embed it anywhere in the form (not necessarily at the very end). It can confirm only selected fields, appear many times in one form, and be hidden like all the other elements.
We have introduced a number of improvements that make work easier for new users.
Other minor improvements include:
Last but not least, we have optimised forms once again! We have minimised the number of HTTP requests associated with form presentation. Now, a single display of a form generates about a dozen requests instead of several dozen like before.