The search box can be one of the most frequently used elements of a site and an element many users will be looking for. Therefore it has to be easy to spot and easy to use. Search boxes seem to be the “red-headed step child” of the web design world… typically it is placed in a corner, only there because it has to be and with little or no time and energy spent on its appearance. This is surprising given the importance of the search boxes role in the website visitor experience.
Why does that little box have to be so boring and non styled on so many sites? Could a search box be beautiful while still keeping its utility intact? Can it seamlessly integrate into a site design without losing the attention of people that are looking for it? I say no! Here are some examples of search boxes that push the envelope. All are beautiful, some function better than others, but they all have one underlying principle: they have all been given care and attention. It is little details like this that make the difference between a good design and a great one. Most websites today are created using pre-designed website templates for systems such as WordPress and Joomla. In most cases you can find themes where de web designer have put the required effort into designing all aspects of the site, including a perfect search box. Using a WordPress theme is a perfect choice for most for e.g. a portfolio, business or news website certainly speed up the process.
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1. Cellar heat
3. Think Vitamin
5. Basmati Tree
6. I Love Code
7. Gamers With Jobs
10. Visual Thesaurus
12. The Jazz Mann
13. Deborah Cavenugh
15. I Love Typography
16. Spoongraphics Blog.
20. Dont Trust This Guy
22. The Black Harbor
24. The Designed Tree
25. Money Crashers
28. Game Daily
29. Creative Curio
30. Martha Stewart
31. Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation
32. Barnes & Noble
36. Justin Shattuck
37. Cybers Music
38. CSS Vault
What is a good looking search box in your taste? Please leave a comment and let us know what you think and if you know a great design we all should check out!
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Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.
These aren’t that great. Some are okay, but most don’t adhere to simple design principles, and look quite cheap.
Nice collection for Search, Now i can modify my google custom search.
Thanks so much.
Nice collection. Some are too good. Some are ok. anyhow thanks for sharing.
Lol, most of these search boxes don’t even come close to the word “beautiful”.
Well it depends on individual taste I think but I agree it is not all of them I like myself…
Some really nice artistic designs, thanks for sharing~
cool work!I like it!!!
Thanks a lot for you feedback!
creative work their you showcasing. thanks
Thanks for your feedback Dzinepress!
wow very impressive! My fav is #11
Thanks for your feedback and support NWD!!!
awesome examples, i like #40 and #5.
Thanks Leonor I agree with your that these are great!
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