Since I’m hosting my website on Github I have to use a 3rd party service for collecting data from HTML forms. I almost opted out of a static website content generator (Jekyll in this case) because of the bad experiences I have had in the past with online form tools.

Most of the online form tools want to include some sort of branding on your form, and require that you insert a script tag where you want the form to go. This causes all kinds of issues, not the least of which is the lack of being able to modify the form’s styling to match your existing website since most of them slap the form into your website in an embedded iframe.

Fortunately I discovered a really simple hosted form tool called SimpleForm that doesn’t care about branding, and doesn’t use iframes and script tags. All it does is provide you with a place to send your form data to. That’s it.

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