Late last year when Internet Explorer 9 was released it came to my attention that the enquiry forms where not completely compatible with the new browser, so I set about updating them one at a time. After a few weeks I had updated the general enquiry form, the trussed rafter enquiry form and the place an order form, the easi-joist enquiry form though I just didn't get round to completing.
So this Saturday, more than seven months down the line, I was browsing the Internet when I came across Gravity Forms a WordPress plugin, this website is actually running on WordPress which is primarily designed to be a blogging platform that you can install on your own web hosts server so you can manage and customise it how you want. Anyway I decided to install the Gravity Forms plugin and I re-designed the general enquiry form in the plugin which which makes it super easy for anyone to make a form because you essentially pick which elements (text boxes, drop downs, checkboxes etc) that you want on your form and it does all the hard work of writing the code for you as well as setting up the database table to store the forms entries and the email notifications to tell you when someone has completed the form.
After testing the general enquiry form and being satisfied that I had it setup and working correctly I decided that it was past time that I sorted out the easi-joist enquiry form so after about an hour of work placing and customising all the form elements I wanted the form was finished. I carried out a couple of tests and then replaced the old enquiry form with the new form I created using Gravity Forms, that isn't the end though because you can still only enter the dimensions and quantity for one joist, in one of the next updates to the Gravity Forms plugin they are going to be adding the ability to add additional elements on the fly so as you are filling in the form you will be able to press a button and add another box or two to the form so you can add another joists details to the enquiry.