[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Thomas Perl thp at perli.net
Date: Tue Oct 14 11:14:03 EEST 2008
On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:00:57 +0100
"Andrew Flegg" <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> [...the design...] has no scope for the search box[1] [...]
> [1] I think we're overestimating the power of the search: but I'd
> love to be proven wrong.

The search box is very important. It's just that the backend code that
does the search needs some fixing. As I tried to explain in [A], there
are many things that could be accessed quickly from the search box.

People don't navigate for content nowadays, they search for it. If not,
everybody would be having www.dmoz.org as start page instead of
www.google.com - and even dmoz.org has a search box for that matter ;)

In my opinion, I really want to have a good search box. What needs to
be fixed (and should be fixed!) are the results. Having good search
results and bringing people where they want in just one search makes a
good user experience :)


[A] http://lists.maemo.org/pipermail/maemo-community/2008-October/001116.html

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