filter.js – Client side search filtering using JSON and jQuery


I am planning to integrate it with Play framework.

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Speed for search result filtering is critical. Its fine for site users to wait for some time (maybe a few seconds) to load the search results but after that filtering better be fast otherwise people lose interest.

To give a simple example of how things are not user friendly is if you go to ebay.com or ebay.in. Its frankly appalling! For every click and every selection, the entire page refreshes. Though its good for showing Ad impressions (which I hate) when browsing an e-commerce site, the usability is lost.

On the other hand, have a look at snapdeal.com or groupon.com and it tells a different story. They fire Apis to their server to get json data and render that via Javascript. Usability is excellent. (no wonder they are doing so well!)

We did client-side search filtering in a couple of portals we built and realized that we should generalize this. That…

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