Search Results Page Ideas
Okay, so I'm new at this feedback stuff, but I have a desperate need/idea. I'm NOT a fan of the new layout of the Search Results page. I need to be able to see the information for the "Person From Family Tree" (information I've circled in the image below) as I search the records, however, as soon as I start scrolling through the search results, the information for the "Person From Family Tree" disappears with the scroll. Then, if I come across a record that I believe is a good match and wonder if the information from the "Person From Family Tree" matches (...what was the father's name again? ...what was the death date again? what were some of the siblings names, places, etc...), I have to scroll back up to the top of the page to the gray bar where that information is located to be reminded, THEN I have to scroll BACK down to find the record I was questioning...
It's a back and forth process. SUPER difficult to navigate with this new layout. It would be nice for that information to stay locked in at the top of the page (like on the old layout) to quickly glance if the information matches the person from the tree who you're searching. Please do something to lock that in.
Also, how do you even retrieve the information for the individual you're searching (gray bar area at the top of the Search Results page) if you click on the "X" next to the "Show More" Tab that's located in that same gray bar (see circled "X" at the top right of image). If I click the "X" to close that information, it seems the only way to get it back is to navigate back to the individual's details page and click "Family Search" under "Search Records" all over again. It would be nice to be able to bring that back if you accidentally close that area in the Search Results.
One more issue that would be great to address is the actual information/details themselves that are contained in the gray area for the details of the "Person From Family Tree". We are given the option to "Show More" of the details, however, when this is clicked, it takes up so much "white space" that it seems to get in the way of the records to view (until you start scrolling and then that information scrolls away anyway). Please see what you can do to condense that information AND keep it at the top of the screen while scrolling through records.
I really wish you hadn't changed the layout and functionality of the Search Page. If changes needed to be made, making those changes within the previous layout would have been a better option, but if it is what it is, please consider these changes.