Using radio buttons instead of a slider 

by on August 19, 2009

Q: I have a survey on my site and I want to give the user the option of agreeing a certain % with a statement. I was thinking about using a slider  (0 – 100%) where people can slide it to select how much they agree with the statement. I am wondering if this is the best solution.

A: Most of the slider widgets I have seen are written in jQuery. jQuery is a library written in JavaScript to take advantage of Ajax. Ajax, which stands for asynchronous javascript and XML, is a term used to describe client side technology for web applications. Most sliders should be pretty easy to integrate into your survey but I would suggest that doing this would lead to some issues down the road. Read the rest of this entry »

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