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More Great CSS3 Form Tutorials

We have already showcased some of the top CSS3 tutorials for forms in the past, but there are so many available on the net that we have decided to bring you even more today. Feel free to browse through this list to see how CSS3 can help spruce up your site's forms.

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We have already showcased some of the top CSS3 tutorials for forms in the past, but there are so many available on the net that we have decided to bring you even more today. Feel free to browse through this list to see how CSS3 can help spruce up your site's forms.

Create a clean and stylish CSS3 contact form

Part of the beauty of CSS3 is that it allows you to add cool effects that are easy on the eyes without the need for images.  To create modern and professional contact forms, you may have needed  a mix of images and JavaScript in the past.  With CSS3, however, you do not, and this tutorial shows you how to use it to create a contact form that's functional, looks great, and is rather easy to put into action.

One of the best features of the tutorial is that it incorporates various CSS3 effects, so you will be able to kill two birds (or more) with one stone.  You'll work with gradients, shadows, rounded corners, and even some animation here.  A nice added touch occurs when you move your cursor to different fields, as they will be highlighted for easier use.  The end product is very professional, and the practice you get during the tutorial can be put to good use later with other projects.

Link: http://www.vooshthemes.com/demos/css3-contact-form/css3-contact-form.html

Styling a simple form using CSS3

The contact form you learn to design in this tutorial is simple, but that should not discount the tutorial's value.  It begins by explaining how user-friendly CSS3 is, as it allows you to create cool effects without images.  You also don't need to slice up any Photoshop mock-ups.  By not using images, you can achieve quicker page loads, which makes your site's visitors much happier in the long run since they won't have to wait as much, hoping that your site loads properly. 

The form at hand is a simple form that someone would use to sign up for a newsletter, and it employs gradients and rounded corners for a nice, modern look.  You'll move from the mark up, to basic styling, to finishing things off with CSS3.  It should also be noted that this tutorial could come in handy if you are looking to create forms for mobile user interfaces, as it originally came about from the author's need to develop a newsletter subscription form to be viewed on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Link: http://www.wearepixel8.com/blog/style-form-using-css3/

Creating a neon blink effect for your forms using CSS3 and jQuery

Forms really do not have to be fancy or flashy, but if you have a site that you created for fun or as a hobby, why not create a form with some flair?  This tutorial shows you how to create form flair using a neon blink effect that is not only nice visually, but it also adds some functionality to your form.  How?  As your visitor clicks in each field, the field will be highlighted, making it easier to see as they type in their data.  Instead of having to use Flash to get the desired effect, you can have it via CSS3, and it's rather easy to implement.  Expect to complete the tutorial in under an hour, so you don't have to worry about having a lot of time on your hands in this case.

Link: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/neon-blink-effect-forms-css3-jquery/

Create a stylish contact form with HTML5 and CSS3

This tutorial is solid on two counts, because it familiarizes you with HTML5 and CSS3.  The HTML5 is used for the functionality aspect of the contact form you create, while the CSS3 is used for the styling. 

Speaking of CSS3, the tutorial is a good example of how it can be used to create effects that you would usually see in a powerful program like Photoshop.  You don't need to be a Photoshop expert  here though, because all of the effects are generated via code.  You will first create the concept visually using Photoshop as an example, but the real creative process deals solely with HTML5 and CSS3.  CSS3 properties that are used in the tutorial include gradients, shadows, and highlights, which all come together to form a very clean contact form that would look great on any site.  All the steps are laid out in an easy to understand format, and you get plenty of pictures to help you see what's going on too.

Link: http://line25.com/tutorials/create-a-stylish-contact-form-with-html5-css3

Create a fancy contact form with CSS3 and jQuery

Here is another tutorial that gives you some nice exposure to various CSS3 style properties.  Instead of concentrating solely on shadows, highlights, etc., this tutorial will introduce you to background gradients, borders, corners, and form elements.  You'll add a gradient to each form element's background, a little bit of shadow effect for a modern appearance, plus some rounded corners for professionalism.  Last, but not least, you will be shown how to create the Send button and learn how to use PHP code for your email submission needs.

Link: http://youhack.me/2010/07/22/create-a-fancy-contact-form-with-css-3-and-jquery/

Designing modern web forms with HTML5 and CSS3

The form created in this tutorial is very impressive.  Not only is there plenty of functionality involved, but the look is superb as well.  HTML5 is used to code the form, while CSS3 handles the appearance.  You'll begin with the mark up, move into basic styling, icons, buttons, labels, and more.  The end result is a bit more sophisticated than most contact forms, as it employs some icons, a check box for terms and conditions, plus some other little perks.  CSS3 properties that are used include gradients, rounded corners, box-shadow, and text-shadow.  Since the tutorial seems to have so many ingredients, it's a good way for you to get your feet wet with CSS3 and forms.  The use of HTML5 certainly does not hurt either.  Once you are done with the tutorial, you should have a better understanding of various CSS3 properties and how they work.  You can then use that knowledge, tweak it a bit, and implement it with your own site to fit your specific needs.

Link: http://legendthemes.com/2010/04/10/designing-modern-web-forms-with-html-5-and-css3/

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