June 23, 2006
Sorry for the lack of updates thus far, work has been quite busy.
I have been thinking about the question types, and have come to the final thought that I will now include 3 different types of questions – multiple choice, filtered input and comments. Multiple choice will be radio/checkboxes depending on the multiple selection parameter. Filtered inputs will allow you to setup a field to accept only specific types of input which matches specific criteria. Comments will generate a simple text area.
To get a bit more in-depth on the question side of things, each question can be set as required – this means that the user has to complete the said questions before submitting the survey. All questions can also have conditions – conditions enable a specific question, aslong as another question in the survey has been answered a certain way. Conditions will be one of the most complex parts of the projects – so I won't go too much into it right now.
The full database diagram is almost complete, and I will post it up as soon as possible. The timeline will be out next, which has turned out to be quite an extensive post – so I will probably turn it into a "page" on my blog. The timeline will not include dates and such – and is actually more of a project outline if anything, containing alot of lengthy comments.
Also – if anyone is interested in creating a simple graphical layout for the project, please shoot me an email (chris dot partridge at gmail dot com) to express your interest.
Until next time, cyas.