Inline Search is Back Baby!
I finally got around to fixing the site’s darn inline search tool, which hasn’t been working since… well, I don’t know when it stopped working, really!
Inline search means that you can highlight some text in an article or comment and a window will pop up with search results from around the site that matches the highlighted text.
Click on any of the links to open the content in a new window.
A couple of technical points:
The search widget has a Twitter/Facebook-style auto loading thing where when you scroll to the bottom more items will load in.
It also uses polling on the text field to determine when you make changes, which is why there’s no search button. This area is a bit unrefined right now.
The results only show articles at present. I’ll be adding database and image support shortly.