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A simple approach to web forms

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Web Form Factory is a simple approach to making web forms. Currently, WFF works as follows: you provide it with an html file containing unbound html inputs and WFF binds your inputs to a database by generating all the necessary backend code.

The premise behind WFF is that we believe that Desktop software such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator etc. provide the easiest way to create good looking forms and let’s face it, most web designers out there use these tools anyways.

However, the scenario that usually plays out is that once the web form has been designed by a designer, it is then passed on to a developer who then adds the necessary backend code to the form. WFF eliminates the need for such a developer. (Or if you’re a designer + developer, WFF cuts your job in half). The designer simply uploads the html file containing unbound inputs (textfields, checkboxes, drop down lists, textareas etc) to WFF, and within seconds, receives back a zip file containing the transformed form along with all the necessary back-end code. The designer can simply upload the contents of the zip file to a server and start collecting data.

Conceptually, WFF is a simple web application but we hope it’ll be useful to anyone who creates web forms using the method described above. Your feedback is appreciated as we work to improve WFF over the next little while. You can talk to us on the WFF Google group. See you there!





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This is a weblog about the Web Form Factory (WFF) project and webforms in general.

Web Form Factory is an open source web form generator which automatically creates and binds the backend code for any form it is provided with.

WFF is based on the POG project, another open source code generator

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