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You're probably reading this blog post right now from Drupal Planet. We all know that Drupal Planet is an amazing resource: we use it to keep up with the latest developments in Drupal, find tutorials, and stay connected with the community. However, the limitations of Drupal Planet can be frustrating. During my first month working at Evolving Web, I helped develop an alternative user interface for finding Drupal Planet content called Drupal Sun, which we're launching today.
Over the last few weeks, we've been developing a better way to find books from Montreal's library system. The result is BibliOuverte, a website which pulls in data from the city's database of library books and turns it into an advanced search interface.
Recently, I've been working on the search interface for McGill University's course catalog. The University wants to allow students to browse courses at friendly URLs like:
Creating a search interface for a website with a lot of content requires providing a variety of filters. Sometimes those filters can take on a life of their own, providing hundreds of options for users to filter by. While building widgets for our Drupal/Solr projects, we looked at a couple non-Drupal examples of search interfaces for content-heavy websites.