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Re: A web interface for apropos: http://man-k.org/
Would it be possible to 'center' the man page, just like the result set div?
Thanks for the awesome work! : )
On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:38 PM, David Young <dyoung%pobox.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 11:03:58PM +0530, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
>> I would appreciate any constructive feedback that you might have and I
>> will try to implement it :-)
> This is a stylish and useful manual-page search, thank you! I have some
> Conserve screen real-estate: the NetBSD logo takes up about 1/3 the
> height of my browser window. That's fine when the only other thing on
> the page is the search box, except possibly on small mobile screens.
> Once there are search results to show, I suggest letting them fill the
> available space with precedence over titles, branding, etc.
> Don't paginate prematurely: if I search for "Realtek", there are only
> two (short) pages of results. The first set of results (minus the logo,
> title, and search box) is scarcely taller than my browser window, and
> the second page is shorter. I think I could scan the entire result set
> faster than I can navigate with the Next link. There's a balance to be
> struck between page-load time, navigation overhead, server processing.
> I'm not sure how to strike the right balance, and you have probably
> given this more thought than I have, already.
> I have a hunch that if Previous and Next buttons always appear in the
> same place, with inapplicable buttons missing or "greyed out," then most
> users will operate the navigation more quickly and automatically than
> when Previous and Next can appear in the same location.
> It's awfully convenient to have a second search box at the bottom of the
> search results, since usually that is where I have scrolled if I need
> to refine my query. I frequently curse Google for getting rid of the
> second search box all those years ago. :-)
> BTW, I was impressed that when I searched for "an" I got the
> super-relevant an(4) driver as the first result.
> David Young
> dyoung%pobox.com@localhost Urbana, IL (217) 721-9981
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