21 Sep 2011 - 5:56pm
4 years ago
3 replies

Help with designing a search experience

I have to improve and modify the search experience of the site I work for. Its one of the key features of our site.

Would anyone be able to point me to resources that could provide insight or provide any feedback on designing a good search flow? Similar to browsing and purchasing an item on Amazon or eBay...

Thank you for your help.

12 Jun 2009 - 11:31am
7 years ago
2 replies
Stew Dean

Simple and effective navigation for retail?

I thought I'd call upon the experience of the wide audience for this one.

I'm looking for views and examples of what people consider good solid retail
experiences for sites that sell a range of products.

7 Feb 2009 - 9:03pm
7 years ago
15 replies
Den Serras

E-Commerce site - but no categories - so bad SEO?

I'm creating a very large e-commerce site that's expected to
eventually have tens of thousands, perhaps more, entries. It is for
an industry that is heavily categorized, but every supplier has
totally different categories, so they effectively become meaningless.
So we're going to put it all together without categories, or at least
without a category tree model. It's search engine only, baby. All
those former categories are now keywords, effectively allowing one
item to be in dozens of categories.

I'm worried about how sites like Google will index ours. Even if

5 Jan 2007 - 10:21am
9 years ago
3 replies

"Browse engine" vs. Search engine?

Keyword search is lousy when you're exploring an entire category.
Faceted navigation is pretty nice -- when it exists for the data
you're interested in. Finding items when you need to express a few
different requirements at the same time is... well, a disaster. We
need better tools for browsing and comparing.

Can anyone point to examples of sites or applications that you feel
do a good job at supporting this type of behavior? Got any thoughts
on what would characterize a search/browse engine of this sort?

1 Nov 2006 - 2:16pm
9 years ago
17 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

searching within browse

Hello all,
I have a question about how to allow to display search results within
a browse categories page.

For example, an application offers both Search and Browse
capabilities. Both designed with pretty standard UI (eg. google search
and browse)

The Browse lists all parent categories and their children.Users can
drill down thru the category trees to view results.

Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
decides to search within that category.

At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
under Browse?

Thank you,

Syndicate content Get the feed