September 26, 2007

"How Do I..." - Instructional Video Search

A recent TechCrunch post - Graspr Steps into the Crowded Instructional Video Ring handily grouped a set of links to different instructional video search websites. [UPDATE - in an update to the original post, it also links to How do I... :-)]

As I've been looking for a reason to check out any recent changes to the Google Custom Search Engine tool, I thought I'd use those sites to seed a tiny vertical instructional video search engine - How do I....


Ideally, of course, the results would have small, embedded preview windows of the video clips, in the same way that embedded videos are displayed in the main Google listings, for example...

Still, for a 20 minute hack, I guess I can't be too fussy...

PS the logo was created using the Web 2.0 Logo Creatr.

PPS it's simple enough to add the search box to your own page:

How do I ?

Just use the following code in your own page:

<!-- Google CSE Search Box Begins -->
<form action="" id="searchbox_009190243792682903990:qppoopa3lxa">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="009190243792682903990:qppoopa3lxa" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:9" />
How do I <input type="text" name="q" size="25" /> ? <input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="">
<!-- Google CSE Search Box Ends -->

Posted by ajh59 at September 26, 2007 10:28 AM