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Sunday, June 21, 2015

How to add a Colorful Search Box Widget on Blogger

Search Box is an important thing for blog/website. Visitors can search your blog and find a content from your blog they want. As you know Blogger has its own search box, but it's looking very simple. It will look more professional to add a more optimized and colorful search box to your blog.
Today I will share with you beautiful search boxes for Blogger.

Screenshot of Search Box:
Simply open up Blogger, go to Layout > "Add a new gadget".
Now in pop out window search and select for HTML/JavaScript.
And paste code on it:
<style>
#search-box {
position: relative;
width: 100%;
margin: 0;
}

#search-form 
{
height: 40px;
border: 1px solid #999;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;
background-color: #fff;
overflow: hidden;
}
#search-text 
{
font-size: 14px;
color: #ddd;
border-width: 0;
background: transparent;
}

#search-box input[type="text"]
{
width: 90%;
padding: 11px 0 12px 1em;
color: #333;
outline: none;
}

#search-button {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
right: 0;
height: 42px;
width: 80px;
font-size: 14px;
color: #fff;
text-align: center;
line-height: 42px;
border-width: 0;
background-color: #ff6c00;
-webkit-border-radius: 0px 5px 5px 0px;
-moz-border-radius: 0px 5px 5px 0px;
border-radius: 0px 5px 5px 0px;
cursor: pointer;
}
</style>

<div id='search-box'>
<form action='/search' id='search-form' method='get' target='_top'>
<input id='search-text' name='q' placeholder='Search...' type='text'/>
<button id='search-button' type='submit'><span>Search</span></button>
</form>
</div>
And press on "Save" button.
Change some settings:
1) On line 4 you can change the 100% to any size you want to apply to the search box.
2) On line 45 change "#ff6c00" to any color you want for the search button.
3) On line 56 you can change the value of search button, in above code, the value is set to "Search".