Search system in BYOND Discussion
With the new custom-google search system, it'd be nice to have an option to order the search results by alphabetical order.
I do not mean to belittle the time and effort put into the new search bar, but I strongly feel it is a cheap downgrade from the previous search bar. Please seek alternative ways of upgrading it!
It was my idea to nix the Resource (demo/lib) search because in my tests it wasn't very useful and caused some confusion with the other, similar links (namely the stuff under DreamMakers). However, that is trivial to bring back (we had it under DM in the first prototype).
I've spoken about this before, and this seems as good a chance as any to bring it up again: Tutorials, Demos and Libraries are some of the most-oft visited links on programming websites.
I strongly, strongly urge you to consider a link for 'Demoes' and 'Libraries' under the Developers menu as well as somehow making sure Dream Makers becomes indicative of Tutorials/Resources.
There are also no announcements to notify of the changes either, which provides a very odd and seemingly-glitchy browsing experience for current users and oldtimers coming back ("Where did this go? It was here yesterday...").
There was a news post, which is alerted from both the pager & website.
That sounds very nice! Thanks.
Did you consider returning the drop-down box to the common site search box, and having a default 'Google' or 'whole site' etc option available? It'd make it even easier to make best use of both searching options.