A Search bar, search box, or search field, is one of the prime requirements of any website and should be paid a lot of attention to. A website without a search field is far from complete and is one of the key components which will tend to annoy and frustrate a visitor to your website.

As an example, let’s say a particular website is loaded with content, and a visitor stumbles upon it for one specific thing. How will he be able to find the information is looking for if there is no search box? Will he go through archives and archives of data, or should he be given the option to search with one easy tool on your website.

Most of the website developers would tend to ignore the importance of a search bar. Given the amount of content on any website, it is of the utmost importance that a search bar be placed in an obvious position and it performs the necessary functions flawlessly. Thankfully, given the vast amount of search box tutorials on the internet, we can easily make one. But instead of waste you your time, we decided to come up with a few of the best search box tutorials we could find. So without further ado, we present to you 13 Hand Picked Search Box Tutorials. We hope you enjoy the read.

  1. Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery

Demo Tutorial

This particular tutorial uses amazing rotating and scaling jQuery patches from Zachary Johnson. Following this tutorial you should be able to create a menu with little icons that rotate when you hover over them. You should also be able to expand the menu in order to reveal more items contained in it, whether it is a link(s) or a search box. Read on to find out more about the tutorial.

Rocking and Rolling Rounded Menu with jQuery

  1. CSS3 Search Box Inspired by Apple.com

Demo Tutorial

If you are a fan of Apple we are sure you will be extremely delighted to create anything that looks even remotely like it. This time around, we are bringing you an Apple-esque search field or box and all you will need to do is use CSS3. The end result of this tutorial should bring you a search field which should expand when active. You should be able to achieve this following just a few codes.

CSS3 Search Box Inspired

  1. Google Powered Site Search with JQuery

Demo Tutorial

If you are in the process of creating a website, you would definitely need a search box that is able to search throughout the entire website. You will need a comprehensive search box as well. Trust us when we say that even if you consider it as ‘not so important’, your viewers will need it. Every so often, a visitor to a website is quite frustrated when he can’t conduct a thorough site-wide search. So follow this tutorial in order to create something which will work perfectly when it comes to search.

Google Powered Site Search with JQuery

  1. A Beautiful CSS3 Search Box


If you haven’t realized the importance of a search box yet, we can’t stress upon it more. It is the most frequently used things in a website, depending on what the website is about, and it is something that is required whether you like it or not. It is a simple tool that improves the user experience exponentially and it is simple to implement and makes the website experience a lot richer and navigation a lot easier. All you need to do is follow the tutorial below in order to create a search box that you and your visitors will be happy with.

A Beautiful CSS3 Search Box

  1. Create a Stylish CSS3 Search Box

Demo Tutorial

As we have mentioned before, a search box is one of the most commonly used UI elements on a website. There is absolutely no need to keep a search box as an optional tool. In fact, a search box should be on a developer’s top priority list. What you would need is a stylish search box, something that appeals to your user and says, ‘come use me’. Well, this tutorial brings just the thing. You should be able to find the tutorial useful enough to let you create a box all on your own.

Create a Stylish CSS3 Search Box

  1. A CSS3 Search Field

Demo Tutorial

As you are probably already aware, CSS3 is absolutely brilliant when it comes to web design and believe it or not, you should be able to find it on majority of the websites you surf. Of course, it introduces a lot of functions like shadows, transitions, animations etc. so why not use it to create a simple, yet powerful search field. This tutorial will teach you exactly how to do that.

Creating A Rocking CSS3 Search Box

  1. Beautiful CSS3 Search Form

Demo Tutorial

You can use CSS3 for a host of different things. Let’s say you want to create a search field. You would need a rounded circle for that, a border-radius, maybe some inner shadow effect etc. Well, you can do that using CSS3 with a lot of ease. It would be cool to have something like that on your website right? Well, go ahead and follow this tutorial. Following this, you should be able to create a search field easily and it will look pretty amazing too.

Beautiful CSS3 Search Form

  1. Grooveshark Search with CSS3


If you are a developer, we are certain there is absolutely no need for us to tell you what Grooveshark interface is. It is grown quite popular amongst the developing masses and if you are not familiar with it, no worries. We will get you started with it in style. Follow the tutorial, and not only will you be able to use some pretty amazing HTML and CSS, but you will also end up with a fascinating little search box that screams Grooveshark interface.

Grooveshark Search with CSS3

  1. WebKit HTML5 Search Inputs

Demo Tutorial

While there are hosts of inputs you can use in HTML5, one rather new one is ‘search’. It will not to anything major. It will simply behave like your normal text box. However, if you throw in some WebKit, you will end up with a lot of style. If you are not familiar with it you have nothing to worry about. Follow this tutorial and you will end up with a nice looking search field.

WebKit HTML5 Search Inputs

  1. CSS3 Search Box

Demo Tutorial

A website without the ability to perform a search within itself is far from being complete, and by now, we are sure you understand that. Thanks to CSS3, we can create a search field very easily without much effort. On your part however, you just need to follow this tutorial and everything will fall into shape itself. Enjoy.

CSS3 Search Box

  1. Search From with CSS3 and JQuery

Demo Tutorial

Search on a website is important. Where you place it is important and how the field looks like is important. Its functionality is also important. These are some of the things one needs to keep in mind when thinking of whether and where to place a search bar. Having CSS3 and JQuery at our side as developers, we don’t really need to worry much. Follow this tutorial and by the end of it, you will have a nice looking and quite powerful search bar.

  1. Create a Cool Search Box with CSS3

Demo Tutorial

This particular article will teach you how to create a search box that is both powerful and cool. You will be using HTML5 and CSS3 in order to create one and fear not if you are not very familiar with the two languages. Just follow the tutorial and the rest will settle into place.

A Beautiful CSS3 Search Box

  1. Expanding Search Bar Deconstructed

Demo Tutorial

Follow this tutorial you will be able to create an expanding search bar. On your website just a search icon will appear, however, upon clicking it, a search bar will slowly slide out. The component will be responsive. Furthermore, once the field has expanded, you should be able to contract it again by clicking the magnifying glass, provided the search field is kept empty. We hope you enjoy the tutorial.

Expanding Search Bar Deconstructed

We certainly hope you enjoyed the search box tutorials. Let us know if you need anymore help.


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