I'm sure we all support and build 10s or sometimes 100s of online forms that do little more than email and administrator and send a confirmation. I'm referring here to forms like inquiries and symposium applications and t-shirt design contest application forms, not systems. As requests come in to make new forms and manage old forms, I see a gamut of techniques for achieving those results, ranging from cgi scripts to php scripts and some calls to filemaker databases. I have a desire to standardize the forms and, if possible to give the form owner design privileges and, of course, reduce form SPAM.
I'd like to know what seems to be working out there. Does anyone have a solution that works in-house? I know wufoo.com makes forms, but they have to host them and that doesn't meet our requirements.
I am considering building an app, but think that will require too much effort. I'm also considering building an open-source app based on the phpesp survey tool. As it stands, phpesp makes forms, it just has a lot of survey lingo built in.
Anyway, what's working out there and anyone interested in a collaboration to make something new/better?