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Dear Group Members,
I am the webmaster for the website for our nonprofit corporation, the
Mediation Center. It may be viewed at www.mediatorsrus.org I am
trying to add an interactive web component that would make the web
site more compelling. As we are trying to convince viewers that
mediation is more advantageous than taking someone to court, I
thought
to add an online quiz to demonstrate this point. The online quiz
(initiated by clicking on a link at our website) would ask the viewer
a series of questions about his/her conflict. Depending upon the
answers, the viewer would be suggested to file a case in court or to
go to a mediation. I cannot find any code or application that can
help me with adding this feature to the web page. Can anyone at the
Web and New Media group suggest whom I might contact or where I might
look?
Thank you,
Christian Jutt
scadvi...@sbcglobal.net

Aug 7 '07 #1
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On 2007-08-07, drmicrochp wrote:
Dear Group Members,
I am the webmaster for the website for our nonprofit corporation, the
Mediation Center. It may be viewed at www.mediatorsrus.org I am
trying to add an interactive web component that would make the web
site more compelling.
First, make it readable. This is how it appears in my browser:
<http://cfaj.freeshell.org/testing/medi.jpg>.

Avoid absolute positioning and sizes defined with px.

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Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)
Aug 7 '07 #2

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Can anyone at the Web and New Media group suggest whom I might
contact or where I might look?
I've been toying with the idea of building a CGI scripted mechanism for
implementing such a function, and while I don't yet have any practical
results, I'll share what I know.

This kind of mechanism was very popular 20-30 years ago. It was known as
a "knowledge base". It would ask you questions, and based on your
answers would navigate through the questions until it came to the right
answer. The ones I saw came up with answers like "You're thinking of a
hippopotamus" (the one I wrote) or "You've got dengue fever and will be
dead in three days" (the medical variety).

Knowledge Bases seem to have become extinct, but you may get some ideas
searching on the term.

In its simplest form, each question has only two possible answers, and a
given answer to a question always leads to the same following question.
You probably need a mechanism like this.

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Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
Aug 8 '07 #3

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"Chris F.A. Johnson" <cf********@gmail.comwrote in message
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On 2007-08-07, drmicrochp wrote:
>Dear Group Members,
I am the webmaster for the website for our nonprofit corporation, the
Mediation Center. It may be viewed at www.mediatorsrus.org I am
trying to add an interactive web component that would make the web
site more compelling.

First, make it readable. This is how it appears in my browser:
<http://cfaj.freeshell.org/testing/medi.jpg>.

Avoid absolute positioning and sizes defined with px.

--
Chris F.A. Johnson <http://cfaj.freeshell.org>
================================================== =================
Author:
Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)
it is screwed in my browser too, but not so much., but then who else uses
IE6?
Aug 13 '07 #4

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I looked at it with FireFox on Linux, and it's totally hosted. I'm
guessing it would also be totally hosted on any non-MS platform (Mac,
Linux, etc).

You should probably run your page through the HTML validator and fix the
errors in it before continuing.

http://validator.w3.org/

For the quiz part you might try searching for "Perseus Survey Solutions"

and see if it meets your needs.

On Tue, 07
Aug 2007 14:45:44 -0700, drmicrochp wrote:
to add an online quiz to demonstrate this point. The online quiz
(initiated by clicking on a link at our website) would ask the viewer
a series of questions about his/her conflict. Depending upon the
answers, the viewer would be suggested to file a case in court or to
go to a mediation. I cannot find any code or application that can
help me with adding this feature to the web page. Can anyone at the
Web and New Media group suggest whom I might contact or where I might
look?
Thank you,
Christian Jutt
scadvi...@sbcglobal.net


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Aug 14 '07 #5

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