Web forms have become something of an art to designers, with literally thousands of them creating their own style and improving the forms user interface that much more. However, if creating web forms has been seeming dull lately, it’s time to take a look at this. This is one of those simple tools that in the blink of an eye empowers you to do so much more.
Forms are probably one of the most common components a developer is forced to reuse or recreate. After all, every website should have a form of some sort, either for the visitor to contact the administrator or vice versa. SWFUpload allows the developer and designer to improve the user experience while maintaining the basic form functionality.
A modest list of features from the SWFUpload website includes: styling of elements, retrieve file details before uploading, control filesize, no page reloads, and even more. Allow the visitor to “browse” for a file, hit submit, and watch the status of their file as it gets uploaded.
If you’re going to be creating any forms that require the user to attach a screenshot, zip, word document, or any filetype, I would strongly recommend SWFUpload to have greater form control while improving your visitor’s overall experience.