Monday December 29, 2008

Here's your Christmas gift from us: A better search box

I know, I know, I shouldn't have. It's just too much, it's what you've always wanted.

What am I talking about? Well, it used to be that when you typed a search term into the search box over on the right there, it would search all the news we've posted to the front page. Now when you search, you'll have the option to further refine your search - you can search our article archives, and you can restrict your search by date. It could still use a little beautification, but I'll get to that later. Maybe.

Big thanks to neraulia for offering to help me out with this, even though I ended up coding it myself. If she hadn't offered to work on it for me, I wouldn't have gotten off my own ass and bothered to tackle it.

Next up, one of these months, will be a significant upgrade to the way you can browse the front page archives. Okay, it's still a little clunky, but it will be less clunky than it is now, unless you're surfing with Javascript turned off.