Monday, June 12th, 2006

AJAX Feedback Mechanism

Category: Ajax, Utility

The iBegin blog has posted some information about a handy little Ajax feature they’re offering up to the public for download – an Ajax feedback mechanism.

So a few weeks ago I was thinking how people are using our site, but I have no clue what their feelings are. Are the results good? Great? Craptastic? Repeat visitors are not a good measurement either – I used to visit Toronto.com a lot, but only because they were really the only game in town. Did I like their site? Not really … but I kept coming back out of necessity.

So we set out to build a quick and easy feedback mechanism. A little floater/popup that lets you quickly rate a page. All AJAX driven of course.

The module is simple to use (and alter) to adapt to the look and feel of your site and makes it simple to integrate into your site, especially if you’re using PHP. A script accompanies it to recieve the Ajax requests and plug it into your database to store the results.

You can check out the demo here and or just jump in and download the script.



Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:58 am
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A few things which arise when i try out the demo.
[*] The thing appears when you hover, yet you have to click to close the object.
[*] After choosing a rating it doesn’t “stick” to the bottom of the screen but jumps up a line if the response message is short.

Other than that, a great replacement for the “star” rating mechanism.

Comment by Gilles — June 12, 2006

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Chris, did you check the used JavaScript code? Stuff like `strHTML = strHTML+` and “ doesn’t really make my heart beat faster. I don’t necessarily want to hammer on code quality, especially since such a system is a nice application of the Ajax ideas, but it *does* matter.

Also, the feedback “button” is quite similar to the one from Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/actionscript.html

Comment by Mark Wubben — June 12, 2006

Sorry, the “ above is supposed to mean `<body onload=”javascript:initFeedback(‘feedback_wrapper’);”>`

Comment by Mark Wubben — June 12, 2006

The ++, +, =, -, — are a bit confusing. The stars that are used by the lies of netfilx are a superior method of rating. It is very clear what one star means and what 5 stars mean.

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Comment by samfind — June 12, 2006

is it compliant with firefox?

Comment by nerkntk — June 12, 2006

Yes, it works with Firefox! :-)

I managed to make it work with vBulletin, check it out: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?threadid=118393
It uses the same code but saves the ratings into a database and it even generates a statistic so that an Admin gets to know what people thing about the community. :-)

Comment by Dominik Hahn — June 12, 2006

Widgets like this for feedback are awesome! we used one on our demo page ( http://developer.ebusiness-apps.com/technologies/webdevelopment/codeandcomponents/ebagrid/productdemos/gridv3/LiveScrolling/index.htm ) and then open sourced it cuz so many of our customers thought it was so neat:) It’s a simple feedback form that sits in the corner of the screen and then flies donw when the user clicks on it.

Get it here: http://labs.ebusiness-apps.com/wiki/default.asp?EBAFeedbackPanel

Comment by Andre Charland — June 12, 2006

Is anyone else reminded of the Geocities Badge that flickered in the outer rims of our vision for far too long?

Comment by Chris Heilmann — June 13, 2006

[…] 2. Второй вариант несколько шире чем, оценка отдельных номеров, хотя при некоторой доработке вполне возможно и такое использование. Ð’ этом случае возможно использование модуля AJAX Feedback, который опубликовал Крис Корнут в одноименной статье. Этот модуль позволит вам установить на сайт систему его оценки (весьма кстати оригинальной с точки зрения пользователя – не цифрами а “+” и “-”). Единственное неудобство (нельзя считать это недостатком, Ñ‚.к. скрипт просто очень простой) – то, что результат выводится в простой текстовый файл (желающие, конечно могут написать и интерфейс для просмотра результатов) […]

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Just released an updated version.

Comment by AhmedF — June 14, 2006

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Comment by tung — July 26, 2006

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