So I thought I'd look into an external supplier... and instantly thought of Google.
Which resulted in a rather large shock.
They only provide an AJAX version... which means it will only work if JS is enabled on the visitors browser.
Does this not mean that certain visitors will not get to see the search option due to security or software reasons?
This strikes me as being rather dangerous and questionable.
So I thought I'd look around to see what other things I could find... and most of them appear to be external resources...
You basically plugin a piece of form code, then all the work, and the results, are done on the suppliers site.
This leaves you open to whatever they choose to display on their resulsb page (including for some a large nubmer of adverts for exactly the type of thing the visitor is searchign for!!!).
So I am now at a loss!
I'm not a programmer (I may fudge, but have little skill)... and I do not really have the time to faff around with it.... and I don't want JS based stuff.... so what are the alternatives?
Do others use site-search scripts... and if so, which ones?
Have you seen good site-searches on otehr sites that you use?
Or should I throw myself in to the KeyWord (taxonomy) system and pray the clients actually do the correct thing?
All ideas and thoughts welcome (apart from the ones saying I should learn to program... I know I need to learn... but having the time is a bit of an issue).
Edited by Autocrat, 07 January 2008 - 08:12 AM.