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    You might have noticed the search bar integration in the Harmony theme. Similar to Persona, the search bar is omni-present, although it is in a sidebar configuration unlike Persona's top bar (there is no top bar in Harmony as per design spec) πŸ‘‡

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    @vladstudio and @baris recently turned their attention to the search page as another potential improvement. The main complaint was that it was difficult to use effectively, as we had a large form hidden via an expanding drawer. The ability to filter through search results was functionally complete, but the user experience was lacking.

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    Per @vladstudio:

    The main interface issue I wanted to fix in Search page is that:

    the advanced controls are hidden by default; when opened, they jump at me all at once and occupy the entire screen.

    I wanted to make the following changes:

    make all controls visible by default; make them more β€œgradual”, so that each individual filter takes as little space as possible.

    My assumptions were that:

    majority of users will glance through the controls and discover them, but not use; those who do use advanced controls, will not use all of them, only a couple.

    So I tried to optimize for these assumptions.

    Harmony was updated with a completely re-designed search results page, that puts the content front-and-center while ensuring that you can see each filter applied, at-a-glance.

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    While the content creation and consumption aspects of forums are our primary aims with NodeBB (and the Harmony theme as well), archival is an oft-overlooked benefit as well.

    The ability to retain and later find relevant content is paramount to the continued existence of forum-based communities, and it is one that is minimized or outright hidden from the end user on social media.

    Do a web search on any topic under the sun, and more often than not, you'll find a forum topic with a detailed discussion about it β€” not a Facebook post, not a Twitter thread, not an Instagram reel.

    Social media is ephemeral, forums are not. Let's keep it that way πŸ˜‰

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    @baris Great ! Many thanks ! Exactly what I needed and it works (of course... πŸ˜‰ ).

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    Hello folks,

    Our page on Product Hunt has now been updated. Please feel free to share your feedback. To see our product page , click here .

    Cheers!

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    How can I set the browser title for my map page to "Map | NodeBB"? Pl. guide.

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    GitHub - julianlam/nodebb-theme-viridian: Blog-like theme, inspired by Randy M. Daniel

    Blog-like theme, inspired by Randy M. Daniel. Contribute to julianlam/nodebb-theme-viridian development by creating an account on GitHub.

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    GitHub (github.com)

    Not close to ready yet πŸ˜›