Here are two simple working examples of a Jquery Ajax Search using JSON data.
Moreover, Algolia is very easy to implement on your website as the company opted for a SaaS strategy. It means that you can implement the company’s search engine for database objects in just a few lines of code thanks to its hosted API, feed the service with JSON-formatted data, and customize it to your needs. After that, your users can start searching right away. They will interact with Algolia’s servers without ever leaving your site. With 12 different data centers across the world, Algolia tries to make the experience as responsive as possible for its users.
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In Portugal we have a word similar to Algolia… and it isn’t good!
I’m working on a project that needs to improve the user experience on a particular website. The website uses a particular CMS that uses php smarty template and caches some pages… even though the solution isn’t the best!
We pretend to hit the some 30.000 unique visitors/month just in the following 3 months and improve retention/sales.
For this, we will still use the current CMS but we will export all data to JSON files.
This JSON files will be stored on a CDN and will be used to render, on the client side, the content.
On the first approach we tried to use dynatable.com witch has/had some bugs… so I looked for another similar solution and found jPList – jQuery Data Grid Controls jPList – jQuery Data Grid Control.
- Ascending and descending sorting
- Sort numbers, text, date and time
- SELECT and UL/LI sort controls
- Auto pagination control
- Google style pagination
- Items per page control
Filter and Search
- Any number of textbox filters
- Any number of dropdown filters
- Filter by jQuery path or by text content
- Checkbox and radio button filters
- Button filter controls
- Range filter controls
- PHP + MySQL / SQLite
- ASP.NET + Sql Server
- XML + XSLT / JSON
- Works with DIVs, Tables, Lists, …
- List, Grid and Thumbs view
- Responsive controls and layout
- Any other template engine
- Supports local storage
- Supports cookies
- Has deep links support
CMS and Frameworks
- WordPress Plugin
- Groovy, Grails and MySQL
- NodeJS, Express and MySQL
- jQuery UI range slider filter
- jQuery UI date picker range filter
- Internet Explorer 8+
- All modern browsers
- Mobile Devices
- Reset button Control
- Back button Control
- Counter Controls