January 19th, 2017
Last year we introduced you to our mobile pattern search, and today I want to walk you through the mobile project search – a mobile-device friendly interface for the projects section of our advanced search.
The hardest part about the mobile project search is getting there! When you’re on any other mobile page on Ravelry (forums, pattern search, messages, library) you can click on the name of the page at the top to open the mobile navigation. From there click on the search link to get a handy pop-up with links to all the section of advanced search, including project search.
Just like in the desktop version, the advanced search for projects allows you to enter search terms, sort your results, and select from several views of the output.
You can also filter the results to narrow down to exactly what you’re looking for.
Each project result comes with 3 tabs. The main tab you can see above features a big photo so you can get up close on the details of the project.
The yarn tab shows the yarns used, with the total for the project up big at the top. I make use of this tab when I am studying projects to determine how much yarn I need – I can scroll easily through the yardage used for multiple projects without leaving the advanced search screen.
And finally there’s a notes screen with the project notes. Again, I love that I can see the notes for multiple projects from the advanced search page without navigating away to individual projects.
Let us know what you think of the search in this thread. We hope you find it as helpful as we do!