Roll Your Own Firefox Search Engine

    January 12, 2006

Dave Pell was nice enough to give me a heads up on Rollyo’s new simplified means to create customized Firefox Search Engines.

After adding sources, the user clicks “Create Search Engine” and then is quickly prompted to add the Searchroll to Firefox. While this sort of feature was available before, this tweak was a smart move by Dave and the Rollyo team. I’m going to use it as an example in my next Opportunities 2006 post on usability. Look for that tomorrow.

If you are interested in learning more about Rollyo, you can read my post about Searchboxes, Searchrolls, and Firefox or check out my interview with Dave Pell.

Ken Yarmosh is a consultant who helps organizations get the most out of their technology investments. He works with technology users and creators across various industries, focusing on technology education and strategy. With over 7 years IT experience, Ken has worked with small businesses, non-profits, federal agencies, and multi-million dollar companies.

His online efforts include acting as the Editor for the Corante Technology Hub and authoring the TECHNOSIGHT blog.