There are two different methods to create an application. The Basic application is a text box where you can type your questions and have a user type in the answer. This is the fastest way to create an application for your site, but the application is editable when it is being filled out and can be submitted without answers or any text at all.
The suggested method for creating an application for your site is the Advanced mode. Advanced mode will allow you to use our tools to make a form based application, like the one you saw when you created your account. You can add instructions, multiple select options, Yes/No fields, text areas and drop down fields all without knowing HTML. Once created, you can then rearrange the questions for the application and set any items added as required.