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DHTML Decision Making Tool

I wrote this handy decision-maker a few years ago on a train journey, party because I wanted to use it myself, and also to test what was possible with DHTML.

It’s something I’ve found useful a few times – and I hope you do too.

How to use

  • The grid lets you enter options (things you’ll choose between) in columns. Just click the “add option” button, and enter the name of each option.
  • Then you need to enter criteria that you want to rate your options on, like price, quality, frequency etc. Click the “add criteria” button and name your criteria.
  • Each criterion needs a weight (from 1 to 10), which indicates how important it is relative to the other criteria.
  • Then, just mark your options on the criteria by typing a number from 0 to 10 in the grid. The total scores will be calculated for you at the bottom of each column.
  • You can add or delete options and criteria as much as you like.
  • To save your grid, or to send it to someone else, just copy the “Permanent link” which will appear above.


Example decision grid

Try my decision maker for yourself >>

About the author

Ben Hunt

Ben has over 20 years' experience in web design and marketing, and is one of the most influential figures on the subject of effective web design. He has written a bunch of books and spoken at multiple conferences internationally. In 2015, Ben created Open-Source Marketing, which promises to turn the practice of marketing upside down.. Find out more at http://opensourcemarketingproject.org