Search page - add suggested tags and users

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Webmaker
webmaker.org
RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Jacob, Assigned: cassiemc)

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5 years ago
We need a better front end way for users to discover Makes besides the curated gallery on the homepage. We also need a way to telegraph to users the value of tags and get them to start tagging their own Makes.

I suggest we modify the search page so there's a short list of trending/suggested tags and awesome webmaker users that someone can click on and be taken to the search results for that tag/user as alternate way to browse if they don't know what to search for.

Maybe on the left and right side of the large green bar?

If there are other clever ways to display tags visibly so folks can click them and get search results, I think that would be smart.
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Comment 1

5 years ago
Jacob,
There are some good suggestions in here, but I think this "discoverability" problem requires a longer-term solution and wider site-strategy.

(In reply to Jacob [:Jacob] from comment #0)
> We need a better front end way for users to discover Makes besides the
> curated gallery on the homepage. 

Indeed. We have several updates/features planned for the next nine weeks that should accomplish this, including User Profile pages that display all of a users' makes, tweaks to the Make Details bar, and minimal tweaks to the search page (see bug 887567).

> We also need a way to telegraph to users
> the value of tags and get them to start tagging their own Makes.

The plan to accomplish this is through better UX and UI. I believe Matt is also working on some blog posts around this topic.

> I suggest we modify the search page so there's a short list of
> trending/suggested tags and awesome webmaker users that someone can click on
> and be taken to the search results for that tag/user as alternate way to
> browse if they don't know what to search for.

I had similar thoughts in the original design, which was simplified for MVP launch. There may be time to clean this up/add to it in the next few weeks.

> 
> Maybe on the left and right side of the large green bar?

I would prefer to keep the green area clean and simple to direct the user to the search field, a la google homepage.


> If there are other clever ways to display tags visibly so folks can click
> them and get search results, I think that would be smart.

Am really liking this suggestion (reminds me of a kind of Noun Project aesthetic), but I should probably let you know that from our discussions this week, redesigning this page is not one of the major priorities for the next nine weeks. I'll bear it in mind as we plow through other tasks, though.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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