[typo] Live search results location

Freedom Dumlao freedom at freedomdumlao.com
Fri Dec 2 23:00:46 EST 2005


I think the advantage to this is that it gives instantaneous feedback  
in the same way that Apple's Spotlight feature does, so you don't  
have to wait for a page to reload while you search. The Phokus theme  
(can be found at typogarden.com) does a nice job of using this feature.


On Dec 2, 2005, at 10:52 PM, David Richardson wrote:

> Does anyone other than me find the display of live search results  
> inthe sidebar disconcerting and semantically incorrect?
> While I'm searching for something, the results of the query are  
> myprimary focus. I want them to be visually dominant. Currently,  
> theresults are squished into the sidebar. All the while, the  
> sidebar isdancing a jig as the result list changes with each  
> keystroke.Formatting of this block is hard enough in such a small  
> space, withouthaving to deal with craptastic browsers that don't  
> support max-widthand min-width and differing browser treatment of  
> the margin andpadding properties.
> To further confuse matters, using a form submit to send the query  
> tothe server displays the results in the main content <div>.
> What's the rationale for the current layout?--
> D.R.
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