December 16, 2003

Site Search for All Agencies, Cities, Counties

It's almost Christmas. Feeling generous, we're providing FREE site search to all Utah State agencies, all Utah counties, and all Utah cities. Anyone, in fact, can use it if they know how to cut and paste a javascript into the HTML of a web page.

The code provides either a horizontal or vertical search box with a drop-down menu. Your visitors can use it to search either your site (the default), all of Utah government, the federal government and other state governments using FirstGov, the Internet using Google, or news using AllTheWeb. For the more austere, there is a simple unadorned box.

Just select your agency and press the "generate code" button to get the code to insert. All kinds of customizations are possible. Just in time for the new legislative session, there is our Utah Legislation Search. Want to quickly search Utah codes, rules, court opinions and more? Then the Utah Law Search is for you. It's not Lexis/Nexis, but its free and its freely available to all the visitors to your site. Want more? How about legislative voting records search.... yes, we could whip that up, too. Want to mix and match? Sure. Want a site search of your department with a drop-down for individual divisions? See the examples that we've done for the Attorney General, Workforce Services and Public Safety.

The site search is provided by Utahgov Search ( and the code is available at A code correction we did today should allow it be used by users of all Web browsers including Netscape. If your agency isn't listed in the drop down, just click the "my agency is not listed link" and we will email you the code to insert.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Ray Matthews on December 16, 2003 at 06:29 PM | | Comments (0) | Send this story to a friend!

April 30, 2003

Use UtahGov Search for Your Site Search

UtahGov Search is powerful, free, and easy to use solution for a site search of your agency's web pages. Any Utah state agency, county, city, or library can use it. Not only will your users be able to search your site, but from the same box, they'll be able to query and search all of Utah government, all federal and state web sites using FirstGov, all of the Internet using Google, and a large body of recent news using All The Web.

With utahGov Site Search you can:

  • Allow users to search all your domains and servers

  • Restrict the site search to specific directories

  • Exclude specific directories or documents

  • Customize it with your colors and graphics

  • Resize and rename the search boxes

  • Add or remove custom search options

  • Weigh the search resutls so that certain pages will appear at the top

  • Use a simple or advanced search (of metadata fields and by date)

Mike Brown's online code generator will create the simple javascript to insert into your page to activate this site search. Enjoy!

Posted by Ray_Matthews on April 30, 2003 at 04:33 PM | | Comments (0) | Send this story to a friend!