best method using css to include a search feature for my web site

Hi Cd&, mcdown75, others


What would you suggest is the best method for creating a search feature for my web site?

thanks as always,

Don
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mrielfCommented:
What kind of server you are using?
Page content is static or dinamic?
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
We'll need to know something about how the information is organized, as well.

Cd&
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:

These area a couple of the off the shelf solutions that are available:

http://www.freefind.com/
http://www.northernlight.com/


Cd&
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dprice7Author Commented:
This is a intranet site and it is running on a widnows 2000 server with asp for the back end.

Page content is both depending on the function could be static or dynamic.

I wanted something that I could include in the intranet home page that lets them search our site as well as others for applicable content like specific products or businesses.

thanks,

Don

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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
I don't work with M$ backends, so about the best I can give you is some search results from MSDN:

http://search.microsoft.com/search/results.aspx?qu=site%2bsearch&View=msdn&st=b&c=0&s=1&swc=0

Cd&
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mcdown75Commented:
Hi don,

Take a look at this site from Google.  We looked at using this solution from them for a large web project, but ended up building the client a custom routine.  If you are not doing anything really complicated this is a good option.  If you need to adapt it this can give you some good tips.  Let me know if it helps.

http://www.google.com/appliance/

Nikki McDowell
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JuergenHartlCommented:
How large is your website ( document count )?
If it is not too large ( like millions of pages ) take a look at  Fluid Dynamics Search Engine, it has a freeware solution ( http://www.xav.com/scripts/search/ )
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mcdown75Commented:
The website we did was the Missouri GreatHires.com site.  This is the states employment security site that allows people to find jobs.  The public side isn't too big, but the back end that works internally is huge.  It hooks in with Social Services, taxation, and the police department for background checks.  The Google solution would have worked great if they hadn't been required to hook into all these other proprietary systems, so we ended up building a custom search.
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