Right now a View lists select, multi-select, checkboxes and radio buttons as possible filter input options. What I need to have is a taxonomy filter that will show an image for each category. When clicked on an image, it will show a view filtered by this particular category.
It would be great if there would be an option to display filter inputs as links with text and behavior similar to radio buttons. Then I would be able to style them with pure CSS and get what I want. Is there an options like this for a taxonomy filter? I looked in the docs but found nothing :-(. Are there any other simpler ways to achieve what I need?
On the left you see a Taxonomy View, and on the right, the description of those.
Anyway, this are not Parametric Searches as you wish it.
But your request is valid, and I have had several customers asking for a more flexible way to produce Parametric Search Filers, and I think, the option to output a simple (customizable) a href is the best approach.
This would allow you to further customize links and even create "menu" like parametric Searches.
I have added this to our Feature requests list so DEV can take it in consideration for future development.
It seems -unfortunately- that for now you need custom programming work which is beyond the scope of our support.
thank you very much for your very detailed answer and a solution offered. What you suggest is definitely a good way to solve this.
I also vote for inclusion of something like this into filter features, as you suggest. That would totally make sense! Since you already have filtering mechanism in place all that is required is just to change a control element. Hope that should not be very hard!