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nakman
03-21-2006, 10:13 AM
Hey web dudes.. I'm using Adobe GoLive CS2 (newest release) to create and maintain an internal web site. I'm trying to add a search feature, where users can type in a key work, click search, then see some results. Is this beyond my capabilities here? Can't find anything in the book, or in the help file.

I'm a total drop & drag, wussy-wig, point & shoot web designer, so please keep that in mind. My alternate solution is to just install Google Desktop on everyone's machine.. any ideas?

sleeoffroad
03-21-2006, 01:11 PM
http://www.marcreed.com/projects/search_indexer/tutorial/

Tim this is what I use. Most search programs requires you to run a indexer on the site and compile a database of words, and then the relative links. So when you search you hit the db and then the link is displayed in htm.

Hulk
03-21-2006, 04:22 PM
You can also use Google to do this for you. Check out the code on the search box at the bottom of the Idea Shop home page (http://www.ideashop.com/):
<div align="center"> <br>

<script type="text/javascript"><!--
function clearDefault(el) {
if (el.defaultValue==el.value) el.value = ""
}
//--></script>
<form id="Search" action="http://www.google.com/search" method="get" name="Search">
<span class="topCopySearch"><strong>SEARCH</strong></span>
<input name="q" type="text" value="Search ideashop.com"
class="MasterText" style="width:200px;font-size:1em;padding:2px;border:1px solid #6c3;color:#000;"
onfocus="clearDefault(this)" />
<input type="hidden" name="ie" value="UTF-8" />
<input type="hidden" name="sitesearch" value="ideashop.com" />
<input name="Submit" type="submit" class="MasterText" value="Go" />
</form>
</div>

nakman
03-21-2006, 05:47 PM
cool, thanks Matt. I pasted in your code, and now my internal web site will search Idea Shop. Any way to make Google index a site that's not on the internet? This is an internal "help file" that's not published on the web anywhere...

Christo I've downloaded yours, but need to wait for our administrator to install it before I can check it out. Sounds like a good deal at $30 though, thank you.

wesintl
03-21-2006, 05:54 PM
cool, thanks Matt. I pasted in your code, and now my internal web site will search Idea Shop.

Tim...

Did you change the values?

value="ideashop.com"

:banghead: :comp: :headbang:

nakman
03-21-2006, 05:59 PM
I didn't, I just assumed it wouldn't work. What value do I use for an internal file, can I use a file path?

Kipper
03-21-2006, 06:10 PM
I didn't, I just assumed it wouldn't work. What value do I use for an internal file, can I use a file path?

Google won't work if the site isn't externally accessible, meaning the google spider can't crawl in through an open door, meaning i can't get to it right now, meaning no one but people on your intranet can get to it. :dunno:

nakman
03-21-2006, 07:32 PM
...won't work if the site isn't externally accessible...
That's what I figured, makes sense. thanks

wesintl
03-21-2006, 08:02 PM
:brick:

Hulk
03-21-2006, 11:46 PM
Sorry, poor reading skills on my part. If it's INTERNAL, the google solution won't do you any good.

nakman
03-22-2006, 09:37 AM
True, but the Google thing is great for searching our own web site, I've got that going now and folks are loving it. Plus they all learned a little about the Idea Shop before I updated the value.. so thanks again!!

nakman
03-28-2006, 02:10 PM
Christo, wanted to let you know that I registered & paid for the search engine you recommended above, and it's working great! Thanks again, just what I needed and $30 well spent, IMO. :cheers: