[RFC] Search box

Andrew Shadura andrew at shadura.me
Thu Apr 23 15:32:40 EDT 2015


While playing with Bootstrap styling, I came across the following
question: should we display a search box instead of a link to the
search page?

I first implemented a search box which appears after clicking "Search"
button on the front page. When users type in the box, a dropdown
appears, suggesting to search not only by file content (default), but
also by commit messages or file names.

I have also prepared different options regarding to the location of the
box. GitHub places it on the left, Bitbucket places in on the right,
GitLab doesn't have it at all.

Here's a proof of concept of my "dynamic" search box:

And here's comparison of different options:

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