One of the most frequently-suggested pieces of feedback we get here at Designer News has been how awful the search is. We hear you: search has been in disarray for quite some time now. That's why we're extremely happy to announce that we've just launched an update to the site's search functionality.
After some re-jiggering of our integration with Swiftype, here's what's new:
- Results now return actual relevant information, instead of random snippets of page copy.
- You can now filter your search to the type of content you're looking for, including users, stories, comments, and products.
- Stories and comments can be sorted by date.
This is just the start. We'll be continuously refactoring search and fine-tuning indexed content going forward to make it easier to use, and more relevant to what you're looking for. We'd love to hear your feedback about how we can improve our search and the rest of DN. Just leave a comment, or shoot me an email directly.
Lastly: shout-out to Swiftype for supporting the community by providing us with an amazing search platform!
Go on, get searching.