Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It was all Brian Kelly's fault

Google CSE He finally pushed me over the edge. I can't stand the inadequate institutional search tools I've been forced to use for a decade. So I went to the Google custom search engine page and built this:

It took me less than 30 seconds ...

Here's the code to stick on your own page:

<form id="searchbox_014911858250242089637:s_czywgyf6m" action="">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="014911858250242089637:s_czywgyf6m" />
<input name="q" type="text" size="40" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
<input type="hidden" name="ie" value="utf-8" />
<input type="hidden" name="oe" value="utf-8" />
<script type="text/javascript" src=";lang=en"></script>

1 comment:

  1. I live by on google for searching OU public pages.

    One of the things cse gives you though, are site refinements, so I built an openlearn cse that lets you tunnel a little into openlearn ( openlearn search), plus this more elaborate exploration of site refinements: Yummy recipe search