I am asked to create a search function within a portal/dashboard.
There are two options that I have in mind.
- Search box gives some options while searching but when clicking on search it gives a separate page with results.
- Search box automatically updates the content within the page.
The second option is working out to be much simpler. I am wondering if this is a pattern, that for any reason I can't see now, we should not use or what I have to take into consideration.
e.g. I believe it needs to be very clear when the page shows only part of the content due to an active search.
Is this clear?