I would need a new php/css/mysql/ajax/jquery autocomplete searchfield.
Basically it should output and look like the attached linkedin-typeahead image, the database connection to mysql i would use my existing backend which is fine at the moment.
for the programmer it's enough to pull the data from a demo database with three tables, to really keep it simple. the people dropdown in the top left corner of the example is not needed.
what else is required:
- spinningwheel when loading
- selectable with the arrowkeys on the keyboard
maybe in a second step i would update and optimise the backend programming of as well - then of course with the same programmer..