I agree.[...] It is difficult finding topics if you don't know or don't remember where those belong to...
As to the handbook users: you might be surprised there. The handbook is not only a user guide but also a reference. Perhaps you are thinking of not-new users that predominantly consult man pages: a lot of users—also experienced ones—will find this "ultimate reference" not always as easy an introduction or reference to an unknown or lesser known subject of FreeBSD. FreeBSD is big, so is it documentation. For very few it is something that is used or studied from "cover to cover" so to speak. Although IMO it pays off if you read it, at least loosely, once in its entirety to get the lay of the land. In time new subjects of interest arise: the handbook provides an easy starting point for that or for other sources of information.The handbook is most likely to be used by newcomers, even the ones that aren't tech savvy, these solutions are counter-intuitives for the majorities: [...]
In my experience a search field or search box is mainly being used to search the (entire) website to which the page belongs and will do nothing more than a simple text search (=verbatim search). Therefore, I'm curious:The handbook is most likely to be used by newcomers, even the ones that aren't tech savvy, these solutions are counter-intuitives for the majorities:
A search field above the left TOC will greatly improve the UI/UX, making the content easily skimming.
- Use the Single HTML version rather than Split HTML and you don't need anything else than Ctrl-F
- What kind of functionality do you have in mind for such a "search field above the left TOC"?
- Do you have any examples of such an implementation at other websites?