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The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites, Second Edition by Jason I. Hong, James A. Landay, Douglas K. van Duyne

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Chapter J. Making Site Search Fast and Relevant

Search is an essential feature of most Web sites. Make sure you have search features that are useful and usable. Pay special attention to which words customers type in, how you present the results, how customers interact with the results, and what happens if they can’t find what they’re looking for. This pattern group deals with designing the interaction so that your customers’ searches are more effective.

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Search Action Module

IMDb’s Web site provides an effective search feature—one that is both simple and powerful.

Figure J1.1. IMDb’s Web site provides an effective search feature—one ...

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