Search on a content site

2 Apr 2007 - 7:50am
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Soo Basu
2005

Hi
Is it good practice to display Search as a prominent function on a Blogging
site?
I'm of the opinion that search should be tucked away in a corner for users
who really want to use it, as I feel that most users would tend to browse
and not search on this site.
Are there any rules regarding the display of the Search function?
Thanks,
Soo

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2 Apr 2007 - 8:21am
AlokJain
2006

Sunandini,

Blogging is a kind of a tool for content generation and is being used for
various purposes which could be date sensitive or not - writing articles,
posting news, life-caching, etc .. in general you would not be able to talk
about importance of Search in this scenario, it depends on what the blogging
software is being used for, along with all other variables we consider about
user, content and business context and accordingly decide.

I tend to use search on the ones which I look at as a knowledge source, v/s
information source.

Cheers
Alok

On 4/2/07, Sunandini Basu <sunandinibasu at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi
> Is it good practice to display Search as a prominent function on a
> Blogging
> site?
> I'm of the opinion that search should be tucked away in a corner for users
> who really want to use it, as I feel that most users would tend to browse
> and not search on this site.
> Are there any rules regarding the display of the Search function?
> Thanks,
> Soo
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2 Apr 2007 - 8:40am
Austin Govella
2004

If you need search to be usable, search fields should be clear and
prominent. (User tests consistently show links to search are harder to
see than a search box.)

--
Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
http://thinkingandmaking.com
austin.govella at gmail.com

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