Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

General Discussion

Tony McKeown
PLUS
Tony McKeown
Courses Plus Student 14,300 Points

Searching your website

Hello,

I'm a relative beginner to web development and I'm just starting to map out a website that I'd like to create.

One feature that I think would be important would be a search function. I probably wouldn't need it for a while but thought it would be good to add it from the start in case it it needs a lot of work later to make sure the pages can be searched correctly in order to get better results.

What are my options? From my very basic understanding there are options such as using google to search the site for me. But would I better creating something myself even if it's time consuming and more complex to ensure that it is more up to date and gives better results?

1 Answer

David Poindexter
PLUS
David Poindexter
Courses Plus Student 1,690 Points

You'd be very hard pressed to do search better than Google, to be honest. That is, ya know, what they do.