How To Add Stylish Custom Search Boxes To Blogger


Adding a custom Search Box widget to your blog is very important and useful to your blog visitors. Now Google has also released custom Google search box which are quite useful for SEO, but it doesn’t have hover effects. Here I am sharing with you 6 latest custom search box for blogger which are totally professional and customizable. These custom search boxes can be implemented anywhere like in header, footer or in body post. It has hovered effects with water mark. These search boxes are easy customizable from CSS styles. It is well optimized for speed search results.


If you are looking for some stylish search boxes for your blog to look your blog professional and attractive then please go through below instruction.
  • Login to your Blogger account >> go to Layout >> then click on Add a Gadget button on left side.
  • Choose HTML/JavaScript from popup window and copy and paste any one of below given codes inside the empty box and then click on Save.


Style 1:
<style>
#searchbox {
    background: #d8d8d8;
    border: 4px solid #e8e8e8;
    padding: 20px 10px;
    width: 250px;
}

input:focus::-webkit-input-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

input:focus:-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

input:focus::-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

#searchbox input {
    outline: none;
}

#searchbox input[type="text"] {
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xpzxYc77ack/VDpdOE5tzMI/AAAAAAAAAeQ/TyXhIfEIUy4/s1600/search-dark.png) no-repeat 10px 6px #fff;
    border-width: 1px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: #fff;
    font: bold 12px Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif;
    color: #bebebe;
    width: 55%;
    padding: 8px 15px 8px 30px;
}

#button-submit {
    background: #6A6F75;
    border-width: 0px;
    padding: 9px 0px;
    width: 23%;
    cursor: pointer;
    font: bold 12px Arial, Helvetica;
    color: #fff;
    text-shadow: 0 1px 0 #555;
}

#button-submit:hover {
    background: #4f5356;
}

#button-submit:active {
    background: #5b5d60;
    outline: none;
}

#button-submit::-moz-focus-inner {
    border: 0;
}
</style>

<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search">
<input name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="Type here..." />
<input id="button-submit" type="submit" value="Search" />
</form>

  
Style 2:  
<style>
#searchbox {
width: 240px;
}
#searchbox input {
    outline: none;
}
input:focus::-webkit-input-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}
input:focus:-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}
input:focus::-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}
#searchbox input[type="text"] {
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xpzxYc77ack/VDpdOE5tzMI/AAAAAAAAAeQ/TyXhIfEIUy4/s1600/search-dark.png) no-repeat 10px 13px #f2f2f2;
border: 2px solid #f2f2f2;
    font: bold 12px Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif;
    color: #6A6F75;
    width: 160px;
    padding: 14px 17px 12px 30px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 5px 0px 0px 5px;
    -moz-border-radius: 5px 0px 0px 5px;
    border-radius: 5px 0px 0px 5px;
    text-shadow: 0 2px 3px #fff;
    -webkit-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
    -moz-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
    -o-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
    transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
}
#searchbox input[type="text"]:focus {
background: #f7f7f7;
border: 2px solid #f7f7f7;
width: 200px;
padding-left: 10px;
}

#button-submit{
background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-slkXXLUcxqg/VEQI-sJKfZI/AAAAAAAAAlA/9UtEyStfDHw/s1600/slider-arrow-right.png) no-repeat;
margin-left: -40px;
border-width: 0px;
width: 43px;
height: 45px;
}
</style>

<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search" autocomplete="off">
<input name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="Enter keywords here..." />
<input id="button-submit" type="submit" value=" "/>
</form>

Style 3:   
<style>
#searchbox {
    background: url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g-zH25_DoxI/VD1BuatkgII/AAAAAAAAAgc/00hxspfvv3s/s1600/searchbar.png) no-repeat;
    width: 208px;
    height: 29px;
}
input:focus::-webkit-input-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}
input:focus:-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}
input:focus::-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}
#searchbox input {
    outline: none;
}
#searchbox input[type="text"] {
    background: transparent;
    margin: 3px 0px 0px 20px;
    padding: 5px 0px 5px 0px;
    border-width: 0px;
    font-family: "Arial Narrow", Arial, sans-serif;
    font-size: 12px;
    color: #828282;
    width: 70%;
    display: inline-table;
    vertical-align: top;
}
#button-submit {
    background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OcDQ6Z9ojlQ/VD1KnwJjFOI/AAAAAAAAAgs/cu_pKN6bpL8/s1600/magnifier.png) no-repeat;
    border-width: 0px;
    cursor: pointer;
    margin-left: 10px;
    margin-top: 4px;
    width: 21px;
    height: 22px;
}
#button-submit:hover {
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4-xFDFGKJrA/VD1Kn04f9TI/AAAAAAAAAgw/2ta84QY1x9A/s1600/magnifier-hover.png) no-repeat;
}
#button-submit:active {
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4-xFDFGKJrA/VD1Kn04f9TI/AAAAAAAAAgw/2ta84QY1x9A/s1600/magnifier-hover.png) no-repeat;
    outline: none;
}
#button-submit::-moz-focus-inner {
    border: 0;
}
</style>

<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search" autocomplete="off">
    <input name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="search..." />
    <input id="button-submit" type="submit" value="" />
</form>

Style 4:  
<style>
#searchbox {
    background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u0fEq-zSTYI/VD1gGDLy3aI/AAAAAAAAAhw/im3bcQd5wBM/s1600/search-box.png) no-repeat;
    height: 27px;
    width: 202px;
}

input:focus::-webkit-input-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

input:focus:-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

input:focus::-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

#searchbox input {
    outline: none;
}

#searchbox input[type="text"] {
    background: transparent;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 12px;
    padding: 5px 0px 5px 0px;
    border-width: 0px;
    font-family: "Arial Narrow", Arial, sans-serif;
    font-size: 12px;
    font-style: italic;
    width: 77%;
    color: #828282;
    display: inline-table;
    vertical-align: top;
}

#button-submit {
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4OxjMRukhCM/VD1gBscpzII/AAAAAAAAAhk/TUxMSv7bCzA/s1600/search-button.png) no-repeat;
    border-width: 0px;
    cursor: pointer;
    width: 30px;
    height: 25px;
}

#button-submit:hover {
    background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GgNBTS_3FEA/VD1gBgm7RFI/AAAAAAAAAhg/flg6VijzW8E/s1600/search-button-hover.png) no-repeat;
}

#button-submit::-moz-focus-inner {
    border: 0;
}
</style>

<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search" autocomplete="off">
<input name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="search..." />
<input id="button-submit" type="submit" value="" />
</form>




Style 5: 
<style>
#searchbox {
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Un3z-hkw1XA/VD0V9GO8zrI/AAAAAAAAAf0/ww_5VsvWayY/s1600/search-box1.png) no-repeat;
    width: 250px;
    height: 65px;
}

input:focus::-webkit-input-placeholder {
color: transparent;
}

input:focus:-moz-placeholder {
color: transparent;
}

input:focus::-moz-placeholder {
color: transparent;
}

#searchbox input {
    outline: none;
}

#searchbox input[type="text"] {
    background: transparent;
    padding: 5px 0px 5px 20px;
    margin: 10px 15px 0px 0px;
    border-width: 0px;
    font-family: "Brush Script MT", cursive;
    font-size: 12px;
    color: #595959;
    width: 65%;
    font-weight: bold;
    display: inline-table;
    vertical-align: top;
}

#button-submit {
    background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zyJC7B-dSaU/VDv8-68fNJI/AAAAAAAAAe0/pkUajFr2kcQ/s1600/magnifier.png) no-repeat;
    border-width: 0px;
    cursor: pointer;
    margin-top: 10px;
    width: 19px;
    height: 25px;
}

#button-submit:hover {
    background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pIwlQno5_6U/VDxR9OdzvYI/AAAAAAAAAfM/YDBC2P705tc/s1600/magnifier-hover.png) no-repeat;
}

#button-submit:active {
    background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pIwlQno5_6U/VDxR9OdzvYI/AAAAAAAAAfM/YDBC2P705tc/s1600/magnifier-hover.png) no-repeat;
    outline: none;
}

#button-submit::-moz-focus-inner {
    border: 0;
}
</style>

<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search" autocomplete="off">
    <input class="textarea" name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="Search here..." />
    <input id="button-submit" type="submit" value="" />
</form>

Style 6:  
<style>
#searchbox {
width: 280px;
background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dwLNyhnHlTg/VEQZwf9drLI/AAAAAAAAAlg/rbd0HN4EZrY/s1600/search-box.png) no-repeat;
}

#searchbox input {
    outline: none;
}

input:focus::-webkit-input-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

input:focus:-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}

input:focus::-moz-placeholder {
    color: transparent;
}
#searchbox input[type="text"] {
background: transparent;
border: 0px;
font-family: "Avant Garde", Avantgarde, "Century Gothic", CenturyGothic, "AppleGothic", sans-serif;
font-size: 14px;
    color: #f2f2f2 !important;
    padding: 10px 35px 10px 20px;
    width: 220px;
}
#searchbox input[type="text"]:focus {
color: #fff;
}

#button-submit{
background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4MYBYE0i0Xk/VEQYlljvriI/AAAAAAAAAlQ/_TRkRG5EX1c/s1600/search-icon.png) no-repeat;
margin-left: -40px;
border-width: 0px;
width: 40px;
height: 50px;
}

#button-submit:hover {
background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6S4K8eHPM-c/VEQdf7l84GI/AAAAAAAAAls/j7_kGSpkIfg/s1600/search-icon-hover.png);
}
</style>

<form id="searchbox" method="get" action="/search" autocomplete="off">
<input name="q" type="text" size="15" placeholder="Enter keywords here..." />
<input id="button-submit" type="submit" value=" "/>
</form>

That's it!




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