I am working on customizing the newform.apx of the list called customerList. So I went ahead and created a newform1.aspx using designer. This newform1.aspx has all the columns of the customerList. Then I set the newform1.aspx as default and created new item.
The values got saved in the list. I moved fields around and arranged them and now whenever I add an item to the list through newform1.aspx, the values do not get stored in the list.