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Re: FW: Adding a label to search box


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Apr 18, 2006 2:30PM

Hoffman, Allen wrote:
> OK this probably is more open ended a question than I should ask, but:
> Why do people feel the need to have an edit box for searching without
> associate textual visible cues?

Is a big submit button immediately next to it reading "Search" not
enough of a visible cue? Has the "input box plus 'search' or 'go' submit
button immediately to the right" not been firmly established for years
now and many major sites?

I'd like to see some counter-argument research showing that this very
particular situation is causing confusion to users.

Patrick H. Lauke