Customer feedback, day to day communication between webmasters, support questions, general feedback, and so many other types of communication we find on websites rely on a functional contact form to allow for this back and forth communication to happen in the first place. While it’s possible to just mention your email address here and there, a contact form is a much more solid (and convenient) concept of allowing others to reach out to you, and your business. Be mindful of the possibilities of internet based communication, and use a proper contact form that’s easy to access and use — we will help you with the templates to choose from.
There are so many benefits for using a contact form. First up, we are eliminating a significant portion of spam related emails to our inbox as instead of displaying plain email address (which spammers can easily decipher), we are using a dynamic form that can be secured using hardened captcha plugins and tools. Then we move on to being able to ask from customers the kind of things we want to learn more about them, for example — design companies might want to ask the customers their budget, or the kind of field they are working in to be better able to categorize each email, and each potential client. And then there is the consistency of usability. Contact forms make it easy to receive and reply to emails, as most of the time they all have the same feel and look.
While blogging platforms like Drupal and WordPress provide its users with a ton of exciting contact form plugins, those of us who rely on building our own websites will naturally need to rely on contact form templates, and in today’s list we are exploring the best free HTML5 and CSS3 contact form templates that will add some real personality, and feel of modernization to your contact pages. Adding these templates to your pages will be incredibly easy, as easy as having to create a few HTML and CSS files and then specify their location.
Colorlib Contact Form
With such intense amount of frameworks available to the developer crowd nowadays, it can sometimes be tough to find native forms built from scratch, but this one is exactly that. A native HTML5, and CSS3 contact form that’s compact, easy to customize to your own needs, and only requires a simple dynamic configuration for sending the actual emails through. Styling can be configured according to your own requirements.
Bootstrap 3 Contact form with Validation
Bootstrap offers so many different elements like icons, font types, form fields that it would be a shame not to have a proper contact form built using this front-end framework. Jay Deutsch understands this and brings out a very complex contact form that takes advantage of every single Bootstrap element that could be used for building a professional contact form. This one, in particular, has been built for agencies and businesses who want to collect online business through a single form, so expect to be able to collect information like full address of the person reaching out, their phone number, and their concise description of the project they are looking to fulfill.
Elegant Contact Form
This elegant form comes from Mark Murray, who is using the Compass framework to unfold a very modern contact form experience that utilizes the left and right design aspects. Left for contact details, and right for the actual contact message. It has been crafted with a transparent background, but with a few modifications you should be able to adjust this contact form to work with any color scheme out there. Another thing about these forms is that it is so easy to add your own custom form field types, all you need to do is code the proper server-side script to be able to process those field types.
Clean Contact Form
This clean version of a contact form is coming from Nick Haskell, he is also relying on the amazing capabilities of the Compass framework to reveal a unique forms experience. The biggest feature of this one is that it uses a background image for the top of the form, allowing you to make it seem more visually appealing, and in many ways more professional. The code is written clearly and is easy to understand as well as modify.
Under the Sea Contact Form
Responsive Contact Form with Map
Contact Form Bootstrap 3
Lets take a peek at another Bootstrap form, this time coming from Shuvo Habib. There really isn’t much to say about this one, other than it is a full-width form that will collect the basic required information from your visitors and post it to your email address in the way you want to receive it.
Responsive Contact Form
Lisa Wagner has an idea for a good looking contact form. This mobile-optimized form uses boxed layout with a special feature ‘dropdown’. The dropdowns can be specified to help you better categorize the emails that you are receiving, and in turn either allocate them priority or just have a better understanding of the kind of support people are seeking the most, and then perhaps provide different support alternatives in that area. The colors are quite dark with this one, but all of that can be changed using basic CSS knowledge.
CSS3 Contact Form
Hong Liu is best known for his ability to build responsive apps and designs, and sometimes you can see him sharing some of his work for free, just like now — his vision of a good looking contact form involves the use of several design elements, like borders, icon fonts, text, and variety of colors. This form will be a great fit for websites and projects that use very light color elements, as the form itself is very bright and lightweight.
HTML5 Contact Form
The crew at Codeconvey have been very diligent in sharing their free work on free design websites, and one of their most successful and latest creations has been a HTML5 built full-width contact form for allowing visitors (including webmasters) to experience the full potential of native HTML5. The color scheme is a little bright, but can quickly be adjusted with some CSS3 modifications.
Minimal can mean many things, especially in the current state of web design evolution, but we are confident that even you will be able to admit that this form from Matheus Marsiglio is truly a definition of minimal design, and how minimal forms should look. There’s nothing but a single box that will collect all the contact details and transfer them to the actual dynamic script that takes care of emails, and the only fancy thing with this one is the overlay effect when you hover over different parts of the required details. A beautiful design, not to be missed.
Plain Contact Form
Pen a Day Contact Form
Pen a Day is a project where people trying and submit a Pen every single day for a consecutive number of days; like 20, or 30, or sometimes even a whole year! Ricky Eckhardt shares with us his beautiful Pen in the form of a lightweight suggestion / feedback form that looks modern, clean, and easy to understand. Sometimes we need to go for the easy approach to ensure that people don’t get lost in the process of sending a simple email using a digital form.
Appointment Contact Form
Forms can come in many different specifications, while the most typical one is for reaching out (contacting), sometimes we also can use forms to book things, like appointments. Andrew Wright has taken his time to execute on top of the most modern CSS3 and HTML5 features and gives other developers and designers a chance to integrate a beautiful appointment form within their own websites and projects. This one will let your visitors book appointments with you, in a way where they themselves specify the best time for reaching out and there’s a textbox that makes room for special requests or other essential information.
Quick Minimal Contact Form
Erin Masson is taking minimal and interactive to the next level. His form is ingrained within the actual background of each page but uses interactive way of letting visitors fill out their contact details. Come to think of it, this form uses so little code that it may seem like it’s missing something, but that’s just modern web development for you.
Pleasing Contact Form
A pleasing contact form? More like an elegant one! Grandvincent Marion has crafted another big form that uses several field types for allowing you to collect as much information and details about your visitors, potential customers, and other people who want to reach out to you. Uses boxed layout, but converting to full-width shouldn’t be too much trouble.