bootstrap-search-box

Searches have evolved a lot in the past few years. Apart from the traditional type search, voice search has increased a lot after the growth of smart digital assistants and smart speakers. Google said that by 2020, 50% of the searches will be a voice search. Equipping our website for these upcoming trend is important. But still, most users use search bars in their day to day life. The search bar should be a smart bar for present-day users. These bootstrap search box examples will help you make pleasant looking, user-friendly search bars.

Search bars not only help the user to show the related contents but also helps you to show the hidden gems in your website. For example, am searching for a normal speaker on an eCommerce website, if I see an affordable smart speaker in the search result, I may buy it. So try to design search boxes as a part of your strategy. Giving filter options and features like calendar inputs will make the job easy for the users. Some of the bootstrap search boxes in this list has the filter options and calendar inputs pre-made for you. Take your time and pick the one for you.

Search Form v2

bootstrap search box with calendar entry

Making a search box for service-oriented websites and directory websites is a crucial task. Out of thousands of entries, the user must be able to narrow down the search and find the service they need. Giving filter options is the best way to help the user. This search box is originally made for hotel websites, hence you get calendar entry option and an option for choosing the number of persons. If you are targeting budget-minded customers, then you can add price range slider to further narrow down the search result. Take a look at our range slider design collection to use in this design.

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Search Form v1

simple bootstrap trpa search form

In this bootstrap search box example, you get only a basic search box design. The creator of this design has given you two search boxes to get two variables from the user. Since the creator of this design has chosen travel service, you get search boxes related to it. Based on your need, you can use the variable you want. Because it is a free template, you don’t get suggestions as you type in the search box. You have to work manually to add the features you want. To make the customization easier, the developer of this template has made the code base flexible. Hence you can use this design and integrate it with your website and database.

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Search Form v3

bootstrap search with drop-down filter option

Drop down options are one of the well-aged design element, which functions better even for present-generation needs. Bringing the search term within the category you use will help you give the most related contents in the result. In this search box, the designer has used a dropdown option to show the category. If you have more than one category, you can use a separate page for categories just like in the eCommerce websites. The search box is made wider so that the user can clearly see their long search terms. Plus, it also gives better readability. Latest frameworks like HTML5 and CSS3 are used in this design, hence you can easily integrate this into your existing website.

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Search Form v4

Multiple search term handling searchbox

The search box design you get in this example is a very matured design. When the user has to search for multiple related items in one place, this is the design you want. After hitting enter, each entry is treated as a tag so that your sear bots can easily search for related items. This type of design is very familiar in development related websites and in keyword search tools. Another place where you might have seen this is in the WordPress dashboards. To make the narrow down the search result further, the creator has given you famous categories below the search bar. Overall the Search Form v4 is a well-thought-out design, which a particular group of users will like.

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Search Form v5

Search box with dismissable search term option

Search Form v5 is almost similar to the V4 template mentioned above. The creator of this design has included an option that was missing in the V4 example. In order to delete the wrong entry, you have to use the backspace key. But in this design, you get a dismissable cross mark. The user can easily remove the entry without moving the cursor. This dismissable option might be a small thing but it definitely saves a few extra clicks. Especially if you are making a responsive website considering features like this will give a better experience to the users.

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Search Form v7

Advanced search box design

Search Form v7 is a good example of an advanced search bar. Most of the time simple search bar itself enough, but to satisfy keen customers you have to use an advanced search bar. As said before, giving filter options will help the user easily narrow down their search result. Instead of adding all the filter options in one line, the designer of this search box has treated it as a form. All the filter options are given right below the search box. A simple reset button is given in the advanced search section to easily remove all the filter options. Another sensible element in this design is showing the number of results found.

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Search Form v8

search box with multiple filters

Search Form v8 is a dark theme version of the V7 example mentioned above. Since both the templates are from the same creator you can expect the same design quality. Not only the design but the code structure is also done with care. The developer has used the latest Bootstrap 4, HTML5, and CSS3 scripts to make this design. Because of this latest frameworks, you can easily integrate this search form with any modern tools. Useful features like filter options and showing the count of the number of results found are pre-designed for you. If you need you can add the extra features you like.

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Search Form v11

tab style search box

Search Form v11 is a perfect option for a travel agency website. In our travel agency website template collection, we have mentioned that satisfying all the customers is not an easy job. Each customer will have a unique need and our travel website must be able to face them easily. Using an advanced search bar like this will help you serve your customers better. At the top of the search bar, you have package categories. Based on the user need, they can pick one and start searching for the offers and travel packages you offer. The search box itself is equipped with friendly options like calendar date entry, drop-down options, and (checkboxes).

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Search Form v12

Bootstrap search box example for hotel websites

Search Form v12 is almost similar to the v11 form, but it is posher than v11 form mentioned above. Functionality-wise you get the same features in the V11 form. The only difference is the look and the color scheme. As this template uses the latest CSS3 script, you can use any modern colors and animation effects. Colors are used smartly in the default design to clearly show the selected features. Since it is a simple HTML template, you won’t feel any lag while switching tabs. On a real website, you can expect a few seconds of loading time to fetch the related contents.

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Search Form v14

search box with filter and clickable buttons

If you are a minimalistic lover, this search form will impress you. With simple elements and neat color scheme, this search form gives a rich sophisticated look. The designer has used shadow effects smartly to differentiate elements from the background. On the clean background, the shadow effect gives a floating look to the search box. Another smart feature in this search box is increment and decrement buttons to adjust the values. Though scroll options are quick, for adding precise value still the old school button design is the best option. Calendar entry is also given in this search box. Take a look at our HTML calendar design collection for more cool looking and user-friendly calendar designs.

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Search Form v15

Categorised search box

In the V12 version, we have seen a big search tool. If you want a small widget sized search box with the same functionality then the V15 is the best option. With right form fields and filter options, the default search box design becomes the best option for travel websites. Radio buttons and checkboxes are given to include the features and conditions you like. Though it is a small widget sized search box design, letters and elements are made bigger for easier accessibility. The simple design of this search box widget lets you easily use this on any part of the website.

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Search Form v18

bold looking search box with multiple filters

Search Form v18 is also a widget-sized search box, but this one is wider. The wide design gives you more space on the inner side of the widget. Which lets you add more elements and also made the interactions easier. In other words, the difference in space is almost similar to the difference in legroom between the hatchback and sedan type cars. You can enjoy more space in this design. As this template uses the latest Bootstrap 4 framework, you can easily convert this design into a responsive design. Like in the v15 search box design, you also get a radio button and check-boxes in this one.

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Search Form v19

search box with gradient color scheme

In modern websites, you can see that the search boxes are used effectively to increase user engagement. On hosting websites, a domain search box is given on the homepage to let the user search and find the domain they want. If you are planning to use the search box as a tool, this search box design will work perfectly. If you have seen our real estate website templates collection, a smart search tool is given right below the header section itself. You can use this bootstrap search box as a main element in the homepage to improve engagement rate. A gradient color scheme is used in the default design, but as usual, you can edit the CSS file to use your own color scheme.

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Search Form v21

cool animation for search boxes

In all the previous bootstrap search box examples we have seen different designs. In this example, we get search box animation effect. Using subtle and sensible animation effects will take your website design to the next level. The creator of this example has given you both search with rounded corners and a regular boxy search box. On clicking over the search box icon, it smoothly expands to show the full search box. Based on the space available on your web page you can shrink or expand the size of the search box. The wise design would be showing the search box fully at the top of the page so that the user can have better readability of the input texts.

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Search Form v23

easy to implement bootstrap search box

Search Form v23 is a trendy looking modern search box design. The latest web development frameworks allow us to make a more realistic web design. By properly using the colors and effects you can give a unique touch to your website. The designer of this bootstrap search box has effectively used the shadow effects and an image to make an eye-catching design. Just below the search box, you have space to give an idea of what the user can search on your website. If the user is coming to your website for the first time, this text space will give them an idea about your website.

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Search Form v25

dark theme search box

Search Form v25 is transparent bootstrap search box design. If you are planning to use the search box as one of the elements on your webpage, the transparent design will be a good choice. This design gives a better view of the background image or pattern. Gradient color is used for the call to action button which highlights and show the search option. In front of the search box, you have space to add a category drop down option. Without any compromise in features, the developer has given you a nice looking search box design which you can use in all types of websites.

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Search Form With Animated Search Button

animated search button

As the name implies, this example has an animated search button. The search icon changes into an arrow when you hover over it. Other than the animation effect, it is a simple bootstrap search box. The text box is made bigger with bold texts which gives better readability. Another advantage with this design is all the animation effects are made purely using the CSS3 script. Hence you can work easily with this design and use it on your website or applications.

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Pure CSS Expanding Search

search box with expanding animation

This is another toggle animation effect for the search boxes. On clicking over the search icon, it smoothly expands into a search box. The animation effect takes only a few screen space hence you can squeeze it in any part of the website. Near the text box, you have a button to close the search box. The developer has shared the code in the CodePend editor, hence you can have a better hands-on experience with the code. From the code itself, you can understand that the developer has played mostly with the CSS3 script to make this design. Based on the code structure you prefer, you can edit the code and use this design.

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Increasing Input

large input area for easier input

The creator of this design has actually made this for text input fields, but it fits for search box designs as well. In this example also the animation effects are used to make a unique search box. Since it is a concept model, it has a few flaws which you need to fix before using it on your website. The entire code structure used to make this design is shared with you directly. Hence you can easily work with the code to make your own custom search box design.

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Simple On-click Search Field Interaction

smart search bar for present-day users

Voice searches have increased a lot over the past few years. Because of the better voice recognization capability of the AI and a good internet connection, people prefer voice search over traditional search options. So giving a voice search option in your application will be a welcome addition to your users. In this bootstrap search box design, the designer has given voice search symbol at the end. If you want you can integrate the search box with your voice search tool.

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Published by Girish Karthik