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One of the most important functions on our site is Search and we are painfully aware of the fact that it currently doesn't work very well. But this will hopefully not be the case for much longer.
The EPiServer World Team works, like many of you, as a Scrum team and in the next sprint (starting on Monday) we will start the implementation of a new search engine on the site.
We have gone through a pre-study phase and now have a good overview of what we want to do and where we want to go with the Search. One of the most important things that we have talked to various users on the site about is the ability to take action directly on the search result. If you, for example, are searching for a specific download, you want to be able to download directly from the search result. This is definitely something that we want to provide you with, and of course the results need to efficiently give you correct suggestions.
We will also be implementing a new design for the navigation and general framework, with the aim of creating a brighter and airier feel for users. The start page will be restructured to focus more on the main areas that are most frequently used according to site statistics - Blogs, Forum Topics and Downloads. Our main goal is to make tools and information readily available as quickly as possible to help you implement your solutions both efficiently and painlessly.
Check out the sketches for the new search results page and framework below.