I am building a local website that will list businesses, events and jobs. My town is not huge so there will not be thousands of listings.
I have added a search bar to the header of my website and also added a section on the homepage that features a search bar as well as category boxes like this:
However, I am now wondering if I actually need the second search on the homage and if users generally prefer to browse for items.
Do you think I should remove the search bar or keep it in? If I should keep it, should it stay above the categories or would it be better under the categories?
Any suggestions would be great.