A lot of design and development shops already know how much time Wufoo can save them by not having to code forms from scratch for their clients. Some of those design shops also save time **getting** those clients, by building their project inquiry forms with Wufoo as well. The following examples are all powered by Wufoo and tend to go beyond your typical contact form (e.g. “Wanna work with us? Get in touch!”) by requesting more detailed information about a client’s project like timeline and budget.
The questions asked on these forms also serve to pass on information to potential clients. For example, if your budget dropdown menu starts at $10,000, that immediately will set the expectations about the scope needed for the project and whether the client and agency are a good financial match. These questions can also help filter out non-serious clients. If a client can’t talk about their expected goals and timelines in detail, they probably aren’t ready to be talking to an agency.
Let’s look at some examples!
Bold uses several large textareas or paragraph fields to allow a potential client to explain their project in their own words, while being prompted by simple and clear questions. Explanatory text is used beneath each question (they used some Custom CSS to style it to their liking). The also hide the title of their form with Custom CSS (They built this before our new hide the title parameter was released).
Luc’s quote request form is more directly to-the-point. What is it and when do you need it by. He also uses very bold instructional popups over a few key fields to explain things in more detail. For instance, take a look at his “rush job” question. The instructions explain what constitutes as a rush job and how it affects the cost.
Some fun copy is happening on this page. I like the idea of “seeding” a project as well as deeming it a Project Request System. They might benefit from hiding the title here. They are also playing with another design of the “system” where it’s broken up into a multi-page form with different related groups of questions.
Joost De Valk is a developer and a WordPress guy, so it’s no huge surprise that much of the content on his “hire me” page isn’t a part of the Wufoo form, but content of the WordPress page itself. That’s great, of course. Whatever makes things easiest for you to manage. And note there isn’t a lick of customization. Wufoo forms out-of-the-box can work just as well as any other!