Near the top of our home page, we have a search bar. Next to the search bar is a
VIEW ALL button:
VIEW ALL button takes the user to the same place that the
SEARCH button would go if no text was entered. (There is also a menu item in the main navigation which also takes the user to a list page.)
We are split on whether or not to keep the
VIEW ALL button.
ARGUMENTS FOR KEEPING IT: It's not clear that the
SEARCH button will take the user to a list of everything. I.E., the user will think "I don't want to search, I just want to view browse them all".
ARGUMENTS FOR REMOVING IT: It's redundant functionality.
So, from a UX perspective, is it better to have both buttons, or just the one?
** I know I'm not providing full context, and I'd love to provide a link to the site or an image to the entire homepage, but that's not possible.