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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2013, 09:05:05 pm »
If we're going the drop-down route, personally I think the cookie-based method would be better. That way, lurkers & co. couldn't be stuck with something they didn't like and/or have to enter in the parameter every time.
Kind of a minor thing I guess, but you never know :P


Thinking about it I'm liking the idea of having text appear next to the box when focused.
Pretty simple. maybe
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2013, 09:08:40 pm »
that's actually not such a bad idea... but what about bing and yahoo etc... you can't fill the bar with all thing like add !g add !y add !b       
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2013, 09:12:37 pm »
Maybe "See Misc section for search parameters," and stick something under Informational Pages?
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2013, 09:37:06 pm »
That + a 'parameter' button left to the search when focussed... upon hover / click, a dropdownbox appears... with just the list 'add !g for google' , ..... you get what i mean?

Code: [Select]
<style type="text/css">

#drop, #drop li ul {
       list-style-type: none;

!!! position: relative;
!!! z-index: 5;

Code: [Select]
}

#drop li ul {
       background: lightblue;
       padding-left: 0px;
       border: 1px solid red;
       width: 150px;

       !!! height: 20px;

Code: [Select]
}

#drop li ul {
       display: none;
}

#drop li:hover ul{
       display: block;
}

</style>


<ul id="drop">
<li>search parameters
<ul>
<li>add !g for google</li>
<li>add !y for yahoo!</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>


only problem with this version is that the dropdown moves all of the site down a bit to be able to show the dropdown stuff

but i'm sure it's possible to make it just appear on top of the stuff, not shifting the site

EDIT: the problem will only occur when the bar doesn't have a limmited height (height is never limited or height: auto) so if it isn't already limited, just limit the bar and problem solved, perfect solution thanks to darl181's idea

(well i think it's the perfect solution ;) )

btw: the colors were just for testing puposes, they can be changed

EDIT2: the content mixed up with background stuff, for that, add -> position: relative; z-index:5;
to the #drop

EDIT3: you might wanna add a padding-left and top to the div, so that the text wouldn't be at the edge
but it's already 4:34 am here, i gotta get up in a little more than 2 hours, so i'm gonna sleep now xD

EDIT4 : that css should be in a css file... you know that ;)
but testing on ipad is easiests like this + this allows easy copy-paste-  direct testing
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2013, 11:22:04 pm »
If we're going the drop-down route, personally I think the cookie-based method would be better. That way, lurkers & co. couldn't be stuck with something they didn't like and/or have to enter in the parameter every time.
Kind of a minor thing I guess, but you never know :P


Thinking about it I'm liking the idea of having text appear next to the box when focused.
Pretty simple. maybe
True, but if cookie-based, make sure that it's cross-browser too, unlike TI-Planet in Opera (when using the site as guest)
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2013, 03:40:20 am »
Does IE count now as a browser? :P

Also, I guess cookie-based now with  a drop-down menu to search the search engine?

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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2013, 04:10:41 am »
i guess so... all my work for nothing... :( xd
jk i use the dropdown part i made in my own project as well ;)

also, another thing i could have done: dropdown at a hover over the searchbar instead of a text next to it...

well do whatever you want... guess it's gonna be the cookie idea, which isn't that bad xd
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2013, 04:13:25 am »
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well do whatever you want...[...]
I would say admins call, i don't run omnimaga :P

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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2013, 04:47:19 am »
hahaha well i meant in my opinion xD
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2013, 12:45:29 pm »
I'm going to say leave it for now, I'm going to write up a better permanent solution.
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2013, 01:14:55 pm »
Also please keep searching unlogged lol. I understand that it can be useful to know what are the most popular search terms, but I find it kinda creepy if I decide to search for something weird just out of curiosity then an admin suddenly highlights me on IRC about it. XD

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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2013, 01:44:01 pm »
lawl, well actually the best permanent solution would be: rewrite the whole search engine...
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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2013, 08:01:23 pm »
lawl, well actually the best permanent solution would be: rewrite the whole search engine...
or upgrade the site so we can use the decent default search engine like we've always had <_<




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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2013, 08:05:40 pm »
lawl, well actually the best permanent solution would be: rewrite the whole search engine...
or upgrade the site so we can use the decent default search engine like we've always had <_<

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Re: New banner and new search function
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2013, 08:09:48 pm »
Off-topic, but seeing Darl181's mockup made me wonder if we could ever SEO our way to the top for "lobster recipies" <_<

And IMHO it would be better if we used one consistent search engine instead of providing a bunch of options. At least by default.