A Newsletter Sign Up Form That Cost Me a Job
Here is what the newsletter sign up form I created looked like:
After the fact, I went ahead and built another newsletter sign up form and this is what it looks like:
I know, it looks quite plain, but it does have some neat features upon form submission! Here is a GIF showing the complete sign up process:
As you can see, the form actually does stuff upon form submission! It first hides the initial form elements and then displays a spinner to represent the time it might take to send the data to a server. After a couple seconds, a checkmark appears inside the spinner and then a thank you message appears with the inputted name on the sign up form.
It’s hard to tell if that would have gotten me the job, but it probably would have helped with my chances. Also, that form took a bit more time than 30 minutes to setup…
You can try out the signup form for yourself here: