This is more something I stumbled across rather than actively looked for. Smashing magazine created an article on the importance of a websites search box and how it is often the lifeline for frustrated users.
Its quite an interesting article and emphasizes a key tool I took for granted. As my site grows, which I intend it to do, my content will become more and more varied. Older articles will be harder to find and categories will become jumbled. While those problems need to be rectified as quickly as they emerge a quick solution for users will be the search box.
So i’ll resolve to make my search box easily view-able and quick to use, and try to incorporate it into a well made and cohesive design.