The following is a wireframe I put together based on a recent Real Estate Agent website I was looking at. To be specific, this is the Search Page using dsSearchAgent, our mapping IDX solution (Disclosure: I work for Diverse Solutions). Also, I used gomockingbird to create the wireframe (it’s a neat service).
I’m not a fan of the layout and I have my own ideas on what I would change but I’d like to get your thoughts on the layout of this page…
- Do you think it’s effective?
- What do you like about it?
- What don’t you like about it?
- What would you change?
Hopefully, in going through and critiquing the example above you’ll get some ideas on how to improve the search experience on your own site. Think about what you’re trying to provide your site visitors with and how easy it is for them to get access to what they’re looking for. What “Action” do you want them to take? And is that obvious when they land on your webpage?