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