Server Update complete

Happy New Year
The questfox servers have been successfully transfered to a much more performant server environment. All relevant DNS entries are working now.

All the best for your projects.
What’s your quest in 2012?

Today questfox server update

Today the questfox server update will take place from 11:00 c.e.t.
The DNS routing of the address should be finished during the 1st of January 2012.

Please make sure that no interviews will take place during this time.

Thank you for your understanding.

You will take advantage of the new more powerful environment with the start of 2012.

All the best for a successful new year.

New Decision Tree Stage

A relaunch of the decision tree stage was installed yesterday.
The decision tree question type now allows you to use three small pages with additional information within one element.
Give it a try and inform us about your experience.
More graphical features will be implemented once everything has been tested.

New ways to publish on Facebook

Due to some technical changes initiated by Facebook, the publication of questfox links on Facebook has undergone some changes. The major change is the necessity to use secure connections.

This is how you use the new connection to facebook with questfox:
In the section invite  you will find the opportunities to publish your link to facebook und “Redirect Links”.

Once you installed a specific redirect link, you will find it in the list of re-directs.

The facebook link is to be found behind the logo facebook link .
Right click the facebook link logo to get access to the facebook link directly. This link can be posted everywhere and will directly open your questionnaire in the facebook frame.
The new facebook links looks like this:

All the necessary settings for the facebook use are already integrated in the background of the link. If you used several aditional linktails they are also integrated automatically in the facebook re-direct.

Have fun with this new way of publishing questfox studies right on facebook.


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) on Project Level

CSS – Cascading style sheets are now implemented into questfox.
The rules are cascading too.

It is wise to define the style on the project level an NOT manually changing entries on a page.

A general non-specific questfox style sheet is applied if you do not change anything at all.
You can then define your client areas style sheet which will affect the formatting of all projects of your client area.
Inside each project you can define specific formatting styles just for this project.

CSS on project level
CSS on Page Level

Cascading means, that the design is rolling down into your project from above. If you define something specific on one page this is breaking the CSS rules.

On every level you can code the CSS right away into questfox

body {
font-size: 1.2em;
font-weight: bold;
font-family: ‘Open Sans’, sans-serif;

.answerItemLabel {
color: black;
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 1.2em;

.matrixbutton{ padding:10px!important; }

body {
background-repeat: space;
background-size: cover;
font-weight: bold;

font-size: 0.9em;
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 0.9em;
font-weight: bold;

.answerTitle {
margin-top: 1.6em;
font-size: 1.2em;
font-weight: bold;

.btnNext button {
font-size: 1.5em;
letter-spacing: 1px;
text-align: center;
text-decoration: none;
text-transform: uppercase;

.questionText > span > p{
font-size: 1.4em;
font-weight: 600;

.questionText > span > p{
font-size: 1.4em;
font-weight: 600;

/* Setting Color of MARKED item */,, {
border-right-color: #380E31;
border-top-color: #380E31;

body {
background-color: #ffffff;

background-color: #dddddd;

Finally it is still possible to define single elements by using an HTML code directly in the specific element.

Wishing you more stylish projects with questfox in the near future.

Response Management – Additional folder structure for “unreachable” respondents

When inviting thousands of people you realize that some of them are hard to get even after inviting and reminding them. If you plan to continue inviting these “hard to get” respondents may be in your way while inviting others.

This is why we defined a new group of respondents like the ones described. You can literally sort them out from the invitation list and put them into a special structure folder. It is possible to organize the people you could not reach with an email in a special folder called “Group of unreachables” 

questfox Button to organize Response Management

To do so you select the candidates that you would like to move and click onto the Action “Move to sorted out” and then press Execute.

“Move to sorted out” function in resonse management

Later you will be able to find those people under “Response Management” and then “Pool of unreachables”

Pool of Unreachables

Potential Respondents who might still want to take the survey after they have been moved into this classification are still allowed to participate. The created links remain active until a person is delete from the list.

HTTPS – Secure Access to questfox

The digital certificate to access questfox was renewed.

By using this link you will use a secure connection when working with questfox.

The secure connections could also be used when interaction with your respondents.

Organizing Response Management more efficiently

Response management is sometimes a difficult task. You will find the new function of sorting invititation on top of every list in the invite section.
A new category of “sorted out invitation” is meant to keep a data storage for those people you are not able to reach. A nice button for this category will follow soon.

Cascading Style Sheets Beta is online

Users with access to the branding feature of questfox are now able to test a limited set of CSS definitions in order to re-define the questionnaire design.

The new opportunities of cascading stylesheets will continouasly be developed.
The idea is to centralize changes of graphical settings inside questfox to corporate design.

Please allow some more testing before all features can be used with a defined CSS.

We will let you know when all elements of questfox can be defined via CSS and Provider a manual for the manipulation of CSS.

New Features in Create

The pangea labs team has been working on some usability features of questfox.
Even though such a development never comes to an end, we are quite satisfied with the results.
Any comments on how to further improve are welcome.

Hope that we made your days more efficient.