I am building UX/UI for the admin panel for a narrowly focused web app. It is a small business app. Let's say you have more than 100 websites for different clients. With this app, you can manage/edit each of them. On the first screen, there will be a search bar to find a concrete website you wanna work with (by website name, by author name, by year, id, and so on....).
Seeking good suggestions of how to open up an extended "visual" search block if a person doesn't want to use the simple usual search box. In an extended block, you will have the opportunity to scroll between photos of the author if you search by author or image/small preview of a website.
What are the best solutions to open up this extra block being in the same screen, just below the usual search box, and with a fast option to minimize/close an extended window again? Please, help me to find a good variant to show to the user.