Not many designers place enough focus on the benefits of creative search fields. For content-heavy websites most users will be prepared to search for what they’re looking for. If the search interface sucks then people will be forced to leave and hit Google, or worse… Ask Jeeves.

Instead of driving people away like a repugnant foul pot roast, why not spice up the design and give it some flavor? Then everyone will simply adore the pot roast! In this analogy the pot roast is a stinky search input field that just needs a little TLC.

I’ve put together a selection of beautiful search interfaces from across the web. Some are big, some are small, others are more suitable for persnickety little babies like Goldilocks. But overall this gallery is quite diverse featuring a wide range of design trends for search interfaces. If I’ve missed any gems feel free to share your own ideas in the comments section.


mixcloud search interface website design


dark quartz search interface website


tumblr search page interface

Photoshop Lady

photoshop lady website search form ui


moodboard search results sliding ui

NL Recruitment

nl recruitment charity jobs search


glco search flyout website homepage

Van Gogh Museum

van gogh museum website search interface


codepen ide cloud editor interface search

Authentic Jobs

authentic jobs search form website


dell search form homepage interface


polygon gaming magazine website search ui


meetup social network search form interface


pinterest social network search form clean

New York Magazine

new york magazine website search

Film on Paper

film on paper search interface form


psddd beautiful dribbble psd website search

What a Lovely Name

what a lovely name inspiration design form


joystiq video game reviews magazine website


spokeo people search form design

The Jazz Mann

jazz music website simple search interface


spoon graphics blog search form

The Best Designs

the best designs search form field


github search field repos interface

Design Disease

design disease dark search form

Whale Lifestyle

whale lifestyle search form design


dark designspiration search form clean interface


grooveshark music search field interface

Icon Finder

icon finder search homepage oversized design


365psd freebie psd search page design

Posted by Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a writer & digital designer/illustrator. He writes about all things web and creative. Check out his website for work samples and follow his latest updates on Twitter @jakerocheleau.

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