How does Calgary and Utah do it?
January 23, 2014 8:33 AM Subscribe
If you visit the City of Calgary and State of Utah websites, the center of the page is a Google search bar. How do these sites incorporate Google's search into their websites in what looks to be real time?
I'd like to create a similar website for our town and get away from the dozens of pull-down menus and pieces of information that might not be easy to find. The trend seems to be going towards search boxes front and center as in these two sites:
State of Utah
I understand about XML sitemaps to get Google to map your site, but these look to be doing realtime searches. Is this more complicated than I think it is - how easy will this be to do for a small 1 man shop?!