Guided / Faceted / Layered Navigation - any ideas or feedback please!
I'm looking into using a guided / faceted / layered navigation for some of my sites that have a lot of content. If you're not sure what faceted navigation is then just think about the filter results options on amazon / ebay and even the right hand navigation on this forum. It's a great way of guiding the user through your site if you have a lot of content. At the moment it's still mostly used on ecommerce sites but there is a trend to use it on larger content sites too where a simple tree like navigation does not suffice.
So far scoring highest on my list of requirements is the Ajax search tools add-on by ChadStrathttp://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/ajax-page-tools/... but ideally I would be looking for something more like this mod for opencart:http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension/info&am...
Any ideas how this could be done for C5? Any developer who'd like to have a go?
Looking forward to your feedback.
Is this something close to what you're hoping for?
Source Code Example:
It's a PHP app, using the Sphinx Search Engine. Are you a developer yourself? It can also be done using the Apache Solr Search Engine. Setting the above example was pretty painless, nice challenge to make it an add-on for C5.
Keep in touch if this was helpful,
Many thanks for your reply - no, I'm not a developer myself so I'm not sure if this is what I'm looking for! Will this create a search based on tick boxes or on links as in the OC example?
A Concrete 5 add-on for this would be great so if any C5 developer would like to have a go then I would certainly be interested!
In the example they are just links, but they can be whatever you want them to be. Radio buttons, check boxes, images, custom jQuery controls, etc.. most of the tough work is done (so it seems, actual implementation could be a whole other deal). But really it just comes down to getting the search engine installed correctly on your host (Linux preferred) and go from there.
am looking for some who could work on faceted search. let me if u are working on this as discussed above..
I am currently working on this. Feel free to email here or [email protected] if you have any specific requirements for it. I'm fairly close to finishing it, so it I can better implement any specific features.
These are just some examples of the kind of thing I am looking for. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!