I had an argument with my colleague about what is the most correct way of implementing a search funcion that allows to change the page content.

Basically we had 2 options, one is in page search, where we'd have an field with a specific information, like Order ID, and would be able to transform to a "search" field after a hotkey, so the Order ID field would be used as a search field.

And my option is, kinda same thing, but have some "pop-up" field where you would insert that value to search.

Help me decide which way is the most "correct".

I hope I made myself clear, if not, feel free to ask questions.

  • What are you trying to achieve? It's not clear to me why you would differ from a well known design pattern: namely a dedicated search box. – Ruudt Mar 12 at 13:15
  • The final result IS a dedicated search box. My question is about the correct way of representation. Option 1 - Use an existant "text box" to show data AND search. Option 2 - Create an popup with a search box. – Pasha Zakharuk Mar 12 at 13:36
  • I think what I'm trying to get clear is why you want to hide this feature in the first place. As I understand it, the search box appears after a user action and is not visible by default. I'm trying to figure out why that is important. If I misunderstood you completely, I'm sorry :-) – Ruudt Mar 12 at 15:39

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