I use Google “AdSense for Search” to place a Google Search bar on my message board. This works well for searching large message boards very quickly. (I’ve been using it for years now.)
Google offers several options for displaying the output; the one I use is the option to output search results in one of my own pages. This is preferred because the output will be displayed on a page that has the look and feel of the rest of my site; links to the forums, etc.
The problem is that I’ve not found a nice way to do this since moving to threads from classic. I know you can place the results in HTML, PHP, etc.. because I do it on other sites. On this site, I place the output in a rather ugly static HTML page that doesn’t accurately represent my current web site.
My question is this: How can I have an output region (HTML or PHP) that resides in a construct that looks like my portal page?
Below you wil see my message board complete with the Google Search in the upper right. You will notice the large blank area where I have added a comment. That’s what you get when you use that little gold arrow to hide the forums within a master forum.
This is really the look I’m going for .. how can I write to that big blank area?
I’m not married to this particular idea, but I’d like to have a living display area that reflects any changes we make to the board in the way of links, islands, etc..
Ideas? Solutions? Suggestions?