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October 19, 2003

Search me. Because several people asked, I’ve set up site-wide searching. You can search Electrolite, Making Light, our sidebar blogs, and our comment sections, as well as various combinations thereof. The input form, bristling with offers of case-matching and regexp, may be found at the bottom of the sidebar to the left. [01:51 AM]
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Nancy Lebovitz ::: (view all by) ::: October 19, 2003, 11:02 AM:

Cool. Searchability makes sites a *lot* more useable.

I'm not clear on why you have "authored on date" rather than just "author".

Is your search custom-written?

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: October 19, 2003, 11:44 AM:

No, it's just MT boilerplate. I cleaned up the layout a little bit.

Still cleaning, too. I've just now relabeled some of the options slightly, in order to avoid confusion over "authored on," etc.

Avram ::: (view all by) ::: October 19, 2003, 02:45 PM:

Suggestion: That first trio of radio buttons (Weblog entries, Weblog comments, or Both) should have one of them (probably "Both") selected as a default.

Darren Rowse ::: (view all by) ::: October 20, 2003, 06:01 AM:

good move - search-ability is key.

thor ::: (view all by) ::: October 20, 2003, 08:34 AM:

hey...nice... where does one get such a fancy search utility for their website? Or better question, what is the utility you are using here patrick?

Stephanie ::: (view all by) ::: October 20, 2003, 09:25 AM:

Wow. You've outdone yourself!

Thor - this stuff comes with Movable Type.