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Hey Likert. Welcome to the Party!

By Kevin Hale · November 18th, 2008

Hey, it's Likert. Welcome to the party!

After weeks of planning, preparation and quite a bit of backend architecture adjustment magic, the Wufoo Team is proud to announce the addition of a new field now available to all users across all plans : The Likert Field.

I know we’ve announced a lot of new stuff today, but we’re probably the most excited about this one. For those that don’t know about Likert items, Wikipedia describes the field as “a psychometic scale commonly used in questionnaires, and is the most widely used scale in survey research.” Since we strive to be the easiest way to collect information over the Internet, we thought it only appropriate to try and bring to our users the easiest way to create the most widely used scaling method for measuring bipolar responses from your users.

Likert auto color adjustment example 3.

And our Likert field isn’t just another pretty face. She’s also very flexible and highly customizable. You can adjust the number of columns to measure up to 10 levels of assessment and we’ve even provided lots of alternative predefined levels for you to play with so you can measure not only agreement, but comparison, importance and even satisfaction of the statements you want your users to assess.

Adding statements to your Likert field should also be very easy and familiar. It’s based on the UI we use for creating choices for dropdown and multiple choice fields. Also, with a single click you can hide the values beneath the radio fields or add a Non Applicable column if you want to grant the user a way to definitively show a withholding of opinion when making your Likert field required. Like checkbox choices, please be aware that each statement in a likert field is counted as an individual field and will count against the total field count for the form.

Likert in Form Builder

And because we’re devoted not only to user friendly inputs, but beautiful ones as well, we’ve taken additional steps to ensure that a Wufoo Likert field will look great on a wide variety of themes and web sites. Using the same color contrasting formula that we developed for our new graphing system, Wufoo will automatically adjust the border and zebra colors of the field to match and be visible against any form background color that you choose, that includes both light and dark ones.

And that’s it for all the new goodies. We’re really proud of this implementation and are hoping you’ll be just as excited to use it. We can’t wait to see how you’ll use Likert to create better and more powerful surveys to make better and more informed decisions.

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Comments

  1. This is a great addition. thanks wufoo.

    Posted 9 years ago by megan.
  2. Excellent addition. Thank you!

    Posted 9 years ago by Jeff Payne.
  3. Another superb idea! Thanks for ramping up.

    Posted 9 years ago by David Russell.
  4. Thank you, great work!

    Posted 9 years ago by Al Sargent.
  5. Woohoo!! great work :)

    Posted 9 years ago by Dave Cross.
  6. Wow this is fantastic. I huge addition!

    Posted 9 years ago by Amanda.
  7. Yeah!

    Posted 9 years ago by Nathan Decker.
  8. Wonderful. A “killer” field :)

    Posted 9 years ago by kant.
  9. I sure like you guys!

    Posted 9 years ago by Patrick Caballero.
  10. Everyone needs a hug.No one can lick the Likert !

    Posted 9 years ago by Larry W. Turman.
  11. Love your work Wufoo!

    Posted 9 years ago by Steve.
  12. Great, I never knew that was the name, but I am certainly a fan of Likert!

    Posted 9 years ago by Clara.
  13. Everyone needs a hug.yes,I nees

    Posted 9 years ago by Gauatm Chaudhury.
  14. Guys, this is why I am happy to pay for your service. Excellent customer support and a team that keeps on bringing vaule to it’s product. Keep up the good work. Ian

    Posted 9 years ago by Ian.
  15. very good, congrats

    Posted 9 years ago by maty.
  16. Cool new Field! Love it!

    Posted 9 years ago by Houston H..
  17. Additional reasons for being a Wufoo powered team. Thanks.

    Posted 9 years ago by Nathan Swift.
  18. Just what we needed. Perfect. Keep it coming!

    Posted 9 years ago by Frank Rosendahl.
  19. Guys you are fantastic! I’ve never seen before a website so devoted to his clients! Many congratulations!

    Posted 9 years ago by Grigoris Deoudis.
  20. This is what would be referred to as a “killer feature”. Wow, well done guys. This is incredible. Keep raising the bar.

    Posted 9 years ago by Justin.
  21. This. Is. Awesome! Thanks guys!

    Posted 9 years ago by Leavers hoodies.
  22. Really. I love this… this new Likert field (while an odd name) is a GREAT addition. I can finally completely cancel my Survey Monkey subscription.

    Posted 9 years ago by Mike.
  23. Awsome, smart and beautiful. Thanks!

    Posted 9 years ago by Tommie.
  24. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 9 years ago by Украинская Строительно-Буровая Компания.
  25. Great Addition. Very Useful. Thanks for updating.

    Posted 9 years ago by Global Elevation.
  26. Nice work! Another good thing would be a star rating form, as in rate this website, video, app, etc.

    Posted 9 years ago by Scott.
  27. .ca va

    Posted 9 years ago by zakaria.
  28. Oh, great idea, thanks!

    Posted 9 years ago by MTH.
  29. Now using Wufoo at http://www.Libertynewsprint.com

    Check it out.

    Posted 9 years ago by LibertyNewsprint..
  30. Everyone needs a hug. i agree everyone does need a hug sometimes

    Posted 9 years ago by ashley.
  31. You have been busy since I was last here in 2007. I will be promoting your application in Dallas, TX at a workshop in April 2009.

    Posted 9 years ago by Doug Caldwell.
  32. Hey Doug, that’s great! If you need anything from us or if there’s anything we can do to help, please let us know.

    Posted 9 years ago by Kevin Hale.
  33. No blog activity for over 3 months. What has wufoo been up to?

    Posted 8 years ago by Jeremy Gentles.
  34. Hey Jeremy, we’re still here and chugging away as always. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a giant jump in activity on Wufoo and we’ve had to redirect some of our resources to upgrading our hardware setup and creating caching and optimization changes to handle that scaling properly. Plus, we’re pushing out bug fixes and minor tweaks as always every week.

    We definitely have new features in the pipeline and we’re actually in the final stages of getting those ready for public release. Thanks a lot for checking up on us!

    Posted 8 years ago by Kevin Hale.
  35. Everyone needs a hug. Well the form isn’t published so is the hug real?

    Posted 8 years ago by zyaada.
  36. This is great! But it would be even better if you could have checkboxes as well.

    Posted 8 years ago by yolanda.
  37. Actually, I thank you most sincerely for this topic

    دردشة

    Posted 8 years ago by دردشة.
  38. I have to admit it’s getting better, it’s getting better all the time…

    Posted 8 years ago by Will.
  39. Жесть :) Хорошая статья и картинка в тему, молодец:)

    Posted 8 years ago by Матвей.
  40. Hey Doug, that’s great! If you need anything from us or if there’s anything we can

    Posted 8 years ago by دردشة.
  41. What’s the best way to analyse the results from a likert field?

    Posted 8 years ago by finn.
  42. What a great issue, love this to bits, thanks again

    Posted 8 years ago by Leavers Hoodies.
  43. you guys are awesome. really. with nice design and easy application, you make creating online form no more a nightmare for newbies like me…

    Posted 8 years ago by bagas.
  44. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 8 years ago by shannon.
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