Web Survey Software That Can Make Your Surveys Look Any Way You Like
Most web survey software offers you some ability to modify the way your survey appears. The free services may let you select a background color or choose among several predesigned themes. Some of these services let you add a logo. Most charge extra, if you don’t want their name to appear somewhere on the page.
More capable programs give you many more choices. You can choose margins, whether questions and answer choices appear in frames, whether buttons appear that let you go backwards in your surveys or that let you clear the answers already entered on a page, whether questions and answer choices appear in frames, whether answer choices appear in one column or two or more columns, whether choices appear centered or toward the left or right of the page, whether rows in grid questions should be shown in alternating colors, whether a text box that lets people clarify the meaning of a choice such as “other” appears to the right of the choice or below the question and if below the question, whether it is always there or only appears if “other” is selected, whether and where images appear in the text of the question or as all or part of the answer choices for a question and much more.
No program can provide every single appearance option some web designer might want to use when creating a survey page, so the most capable web survey software gives you the option to use a Web page template. A Web page template contains the source code for a Web page that looks exactly the way you want it to look. It can look just like the rest of your website, like your client’s website or any other way that works best with a particular project. The template contains a code that tells the survey program exactly where on the page to put the survey questions.
Your program should give you the option of whether you want to let it style the appearance of the questions themselves using its own options as to fonts, colors, button and checkbox styles and so on or to tag these elements with CSS class names to which the template can apply whatever styling you desire.
The following image is an example of how The Survey System can put questions inside a Web page template created by a Brazilian restaurant chain’s professional web design service: