A review of university websites nationwide revealed that almost 70 percent use Google to handle site search. Unfortunately, Google has announced that it is phasing out both Search Appliance and Site Search, leaving only their free Custom Search, an ad-supported, Google-branded option with limited options for customization. Where does that leave those universities without significant budgets or extensive development teams to build and maintain custom search applications?
What you’ll learn:
- The fundamentals of good search UX
- Overview of hosted ElasticSearch and creating a searchable index of site content
- Demo of a front-end application with advanced features such as autosuggest, facets, and mobile responsiveness