14 Showcase of Beautiful Search Box UI Designs

April 19, 2015
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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

Kontain’s search box allows users to do a general search or filter down the search results to only “updates” or “user”.

kontain

New York Magazine

Similar to Kontain, NY Magazine’s search allows deeper filtering.

ny-magazine

ThemeForest

Yet another example of filtering in search module to help visitors get what they want within minimal time.

themeforest

Search, Sort & Filter

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.

search-sort-filter

Tumblr

Subtle and small search module on the sidebar – neat!

tumblr

MenuPages

If you are looking for a complete search module and yet space is a constraint, this approach may come in handy.

menu-pages

Quotezuki

Search module right after the logo, it’s really hard to miss.

quotezuki

C Spire Wireless

A big fat search box that only appears upon hovering the search tab; another good way to make use of space.

c-spire-wireless

Spokeo

Selective searching with filtering done beautifully.

spokeo

VoucherCodes

Looking at its business nature, smacking the search box upper fold and right in the center is probably the best idea.

vouchercodes

iStockPhoto

Similar to other sites, iStockPhoto offers massive amount of resources for its readers, so filtering in search is definitely essential.

istockphoto

TasteBook

Simple looking yet awesome search box.

tastebook

Grooveshark

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.

grooveshark

Gamers with Jobs

Nice example of how Google Custom Search is customized.

gamers-with-jobs

David Torondel

Nice dark search box that blends well with the site design.

david-torondel

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