I came across propoor.org some weeks ago and as I clicked my way through the search form, I contemplated the idea of improving it.
Here is a quick prototype:
I might take it down at some point so here is a screenshot for future reference:
As it happened, I spent most of the time on two things:
- getting my head around the best way to scrape a useful dataset
Two columns is still acceptable but the propoor search can theoretically expand to up to 6 indexes, which, quota usage concerns set aside (6 queries per keystroke can get easily quite expensive), is starting to feel a bit crammed. I am wondering to what extent multi-index results are still a good idea cognitively speaking (https://birchbox.fr/) and when they become an overwhelming tech parade.
Another option would be to have less results per index but displayed in a grid, spanning the results on both columns and rows.
Interested to hear your thoughts on this.