How to Make Registration Forms

By Cindy Buccieri

Registration forms within websites are an efficient way to collect user and customer data. The data collected is sent via email to the webmaster or website owner. Registration forms are written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and can be customized to meet the website owner's needs. Additionally, using forms prevents spam robots from accessing your email address and sending unwanted messages.

Step 1

Open the text editing software application, such as Notepad.

Step 2

Type the opening tag

.

Step 3

Type the closing tag

. All Web pages written in HTML must contain anopening tag andclosing tag.

Step 4

Directly under the

opening tag, type the title opening tag.<p></p><h4>Step 5</h4><p>Type the title of your Web page that you want displayed across the top of the web browser, such as "Registration Form."</p><h4>Step 6</h4><p>Type the title closing tag</p>.

Step 7

The code so far should look like this:

Registration Form

Step 8

Add a line after the closingtag and type the opening

and closingtags. Type your heading information between the opening and closingtags. Your code should like this this:Registration FormThis is my Registration Form

Step 9

Add a line after the closingtag and type the opening

and closingtags. Between these two tags is where you will add the registration form code. So far your code will look like this:Registration FormThis is my Registration Form

Step 10

Insert a line following the

tag. Type:
. You will need to set up with your hosting company to be able receive registration data through your website. Your code will look as follows:Registration FormThis is my Registration Form

Step 11

Type the following information to create a text box for "Last Name."

Last Name:

Step 12

Type the following information to create a text box for "First Name."First Name:

Press "Enter."

Step 13

Type the following information to create a text box for "Address."

Address:

Press "Enter."

Step 14

Type the following information to create a drop down menu for "City."

City:

Insert additional choices by inserting a blank line after "" and typingPress "Enter" when you are finished adding all of the choices.

Step 15

Type the following information to create a scrolling text box for "State."

State:

Insert additional choices by inserting a blank line after "State 3" and typing "State 4"Press "Enter" when you are finished adding all of the choices.

Step 16

Type the following information to create a checkbox.

State Resident? Yes

Press "Enter."

Step 17

Type the following information to create a radio button.

XYZ County Resident? Yes

Press "Enter."

Step 18

Type the following information to create the submit and reset buttons.

Press "Enter."

Step 19

Type the closing form tag

.Your Code should look like this:Registration FormThis is my Registration Form

Last Name: First Name:

Address:

City:

State:

State Resident? Yes

XYZ County Resident? Yes

Step 20

Click "File" from the menu bar and then "Save as."

Step 21

Enter the name of your Web page in the "file name" field adding .html to the end of your file name. It should look like this:Webpagename.htmlClick "Save."

Step 22

Open any Internet browser software application.Once the application is open, click "File" from the menu bar and then "Open File" from the drop-down menu. Locate the new Web page you created and click "Open."The newly-created registration form will now be visible within the browser window, and you can see how your Web page and form will be displayed.