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One New Thing
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
 
One New Thing: Thoughts on creating useful online interfaces.

Working this week on how best to make it easier for people to find information in a long list of FAQs, I’ve discovered there isn’t really a way to have a “Search this page” box that you can just code into your HTML. I know you can use Ctrl-F, but I discovered that makes people get lost searching in other pages in my frameset. It seems to me that the kind of search box you get when you hit Ctrl-F should be able to be embedded in a page, since every browser I have come across has the find-in-this-page functionality…

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