Search Feature? Home Page?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by cavedave, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,416) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Am I having a senior moment? Gone crazy? Or is there no search capability for beers now? Sorry if I have just gone crazy and it's there and I can't see it. I see there is a forum search that drops down from the Forums button.

    Thanks
     
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  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,326) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Click on the magnifying glass, then type in what you're searching for. I went to add a couple reviews this morning and it took me a minute or two to figure it out.
     
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  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,593) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    What @beertunes said. I had to move and minimize it for a few reasons, one of which was an annoying Safari display glitch. Now it's displayed like it would be on mobile, but all the time. Most of our users are visiting the site on their phones, so most won't notice any real difference.

    That said, I did just adjust it to behave similar to desktop when clicked on. So...best of both worlds now.
     
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  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,049) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Nice!
     
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,416) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Okay, got it, thanks!
     
  6. laketang

    laketang Savant (949) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Also, when I press the menu button, there is no home option, I must be crazy t oo
     
  7. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,593) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    The home page is more of a welcome page vs. something that users will go back to frequently, but simply click the logo if you ever feel the need to head Home.
     
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  8. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,544) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    You've successfully taken care of the glitch, thanks!
     
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  9. laketang

    laketang Savant (949) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Got it, thanks
     
  10. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,042) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota
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    This is probably intuitive for those who do not remember floppy discs. I spent quite a while trying to figure it out. Now I know it is pretty easy.
     
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  11. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,261) Dec 25, 2003 California

    This is actually quite annoying. The search line is what I use most often.
     
  12. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,001) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Still there, just extra clicks.
     
  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,593) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Technically there are no extra clicks on desktop.

    Before: Click the search field and start typing.

    Now: Click the icon (and the keyboard focus is immediately brought to the search field) and start typing.
     
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  14. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,001) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I have the latest Firefox on the latest Windows 10, and focus doesn't automatically go to the search box. Same for Chrome and Edge. May be something unique to my system, but don't know what.
     
    #14 bbtkd, Apr 21, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2018
  15. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,593) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    :thinking_face: OK. So an additional click for some, but the overall benefits greatly outweigh the minor inconvenience.
     
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  16. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,261) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Not in Chrome 66.0.3359.117 or Firefox ESR 52.7.3 (64-bit) either.
     
  17. bcz

    bcz Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2018 New Jersey

    Hello, I'm used to using Beer Advocate to get information on various beers. All of a sudden I can't find a way to search. Has that been removed or am I missing something?
    Thanks.
     
  18. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,593) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I merged your post into this existing thread. As discussed: Click the search icon in the upper right navigation.
     
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  19. bcz

    bcz Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2018 New Jersey

    I don't know what I'm missing, but I still don't get it. I used to use the site to look up beer reviews. So I would, say, type in a brewery, and after selecting the one I wanted, I'd get a list of their beers. Now when I click on the search icon, and type in "firestone walker", I just get forum posts. Do you support browsing thru beers as in the old days? I'm using Edge by the way. Thanks.
     
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  20. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,049) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    You're in the forums section. You need to click on the menu and select Beers.
     
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  21. bcz

    bcz Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2018 New Jersey

    It's so easy when you know how! Thanks much!
     
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