Webby Wednesday: Create HTML Forms, Visitor Chat Widget, Shared calendars and Fill PDF Forms Online
By on March 31st, 2010

Welcome to Webby Wednesdays - a brief compilation of some useful web services which we found useful during the course of this week.

Faary: Create Simple HTML Forms

If you have a blog or website, you will need HTML forms for different purposes. May be a contact form or a simple sign up form which you want to use in your product sign up pages. Faary lets you create simple HTML contact forms without writing any code or using any plugin.

To get started, visit Faary and enter the parameters you want to include in the form in the left column. Make sure to separate each item in a new line and include a “*” before the items which you want as required.

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Once the form is ready, click on “Generate” and the site will preview the contact form in the browser. You can then download the required HTML and CSS for the contact form as a zip file. The site is completely free to use and there are no registrations or signups involved.

Plupper: Live Visitor Chat Widget for Your Blog or Website

If you want to live chat with your site visitors, Plupper will be useful. You can embed a small code in your website’s source and visitors coming to these pages can start chatting with you on your preferred IM client. This includes Google Talk, Pidgin, Ichat, Trillian, Miranda, Meebo to name a few.

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The free account at Plupper imposes no limitation on the amount of conversations you can have with your visitors or clients. However, if you want something full featured, see the pricing plans of Plupper and decide the plan which suits your budget.

Meetifyr: Create Online Shared Calendars

Want to plan a meeting or an event with a group of people? Meetifyr lets you create shared calendars and add available dates to it, so that you and your friends can plan an event with ease.

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Using the tool is simple, just head over to Meetifyr and create a calendar. Add your name and the dates when you are free and when you are done, the site gives you a unique URL of the calendar (see example). You can then share the URL of the calendar with your friends and they can also add their available dates. In the end, you can compare all the available dates and plan the meeting accordingly. The tool is not as versatile and feature rich as Google Calendar, but it’s an easy way to plan meetings with anyone.

FillAnyPDF: Upload and Fill PDF Forms Online

FillanyPDF lets you upload PDF forms so that other people can fill it any add their signatures. You can invite a group of people to fill data in the form and then track the results

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The site lets you send forms to users via email or embed the entire form in your website. The good thing about FillAnyPDF is that users need not register to fill out forms.

On each Wednesday, we will come up with a brief roundup of new web tools which provide value and add something extra to your daily technology. Stay tuned!

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