It’s kind of common on the Internet where – if we fail to get what we are looking for on a website, we resort to searching. Search box has always been an essential part of a website.
Kontain’s search box allows users to do a general search or filter down the search results to only “updates” or “user”.
Similar to Kontain, NY Magazine’s search allows deeper filtering.
Yet another example of filtering in search module to help visitors get what they want within minimal time.
Brian’s search box looks like an advance search module done in a beautiful way; you customize how you want results to look like before hitting the search button.
Subtle and small search module on the sidebar – neat!
If you are looking for a complete search module and yet space is a constraint, this approach may come in handy.
Search module right after the logo, it’s really hard to miss.
A big fat search box that only appears upon hovering the search tab; another good way to make use of space.
Selective searching with filtering done beautifully.
Looking at its business nature, smacking the search box upper fold and right in the center is probably the best idea.
Similar to other sites, iStockPhoto offers massive amount of resources for its readers, so filtering in search is definitely essential.
Simple looking yet awesome search box.
Grooveshark allows you to listen and share music online; the first page consists of nothing but just a search box for you to search the music you want. It totally makes sense.
Nice example of how Google Custom Search is customized.
Nice dark search box that blends well with the site design.