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Design improvements for empty search results page
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Starting from T208184 there have been gathered several ideas to make no search results better usable.
Current look:

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  • There's misalignment vertically.
  • There's interaction color as visual indicator missing.

Proposal by @alexhollender

I think we should anchor on the use case where the search returns results because that's more common. I think it looks better with the proposed icon rather than no icon.

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no icon
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@Volker_E wondering if blue is too prominent in the case where other results are returned? Perhaps a gray button is obvious enough?

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Jdrewniak renamed this task from No page search result design improvements to Design improvements for empty search results page.May 6 2020, 1:27 PM
ovasileva triaged this task as Medium priority.Jan 5 2021, 9:40 PM
ovasileva moved this task from Incoming to Triaged but Future on the Readers-Web-Backlog board.
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Given Minerva plans to use wvui eventually, I think this should probably be repurposed as a concern of the search widget there.