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Today we’d like to share a couple of ideas for search interaction effects with you. Mainly, we’d like to provide you with some inspiration for how to show the search interface in an interesting way. Maybe you’ve seen some modern animations for showing the search already, like Swiss Army Man or CMMNTY. Today we want to explore some different layouts combined with some engaging CSS animations.
The demos all have a schematic look and almost all of them show the search interface when clicking on the search icon that is always placed in the top right corner of the page (except for demo 2 where the search UI alters with an animation once the input is focused).
Example Search UI Effects
Have a look at some of the final states of the opened search UIs:
We hope you enjoy this little set and find it inspirational!
Check out some more component inspiration:
- Inspiration for Line Menu Styles
- Some Inspiration for Pricing Tables
- Inspiration for Text Styles and Hover Effects
- Some More Inspiration for Text Input Effects
- Inspiration for Button Styles and Effects
- Inspiration for Inline Anchor Styles
- Inspiration for Article Intro Effects
- Arrow Navigation Styles
- Inspiration for Item Transitions
- Dot Navigation Styles
- Inspiration for Navigation Indicators
Simple and slick as always! great!
That last one is a neat effect, but so obstructive – searching should be quick and simple!
Yeah, because inspirational demo’s should always be functional…. :/
Sweet effects! Heads up on the Swiss Army Man link. It navigates to CMMNTY.
Thanks a lot Mark! The link is fixed now 🙂 Cheers, ML
Very nice color palette at 9 demo <3
I love this one! <3
Good job! But the main problem is that user must click on button X or press ESC to close search box. So, demo looks good but not much user friendly 🙁
Why is this a problem exactly? It allows the user to focus clearly on the search form (that they’ve asked for) and then take control over their next step.
Just a demo for inspirational uses. If you want to change some specifics, feel free to do it on your own 😛
good job \m/
Nice job! I’am surprised that you used CSS animations instead of anime-js this time.
All the UI Elements are really amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Inspirational is the key word …Thanks for inspiring me as I’m working on a search interaction project as well.As always very beautiful layouts,interactions and concepts thank you for sharing.
Nice demo! Good to see there still is improvement in even the most common parts of a webpage 🙂
No 10 is very neat. A surprising effect, which gives a nice visual metaphor what searching is about.
Awesome, effects and ideas.. thanks for sharing.. 🙂
It’s really cool demo . I am already using it what a great effect with advance UI. Thank you so much a lot
These look amazing! Great job. One thing you could do to improve them is raise up the search to the top of the screen instead of the middle. The reason why I say that is that when you click the search, the keyboard on my Android pops up and covers the cool looking suggestions section. Then you have to click out of the search to get the keyboard to go away to see the suggestions which kind of defeats the purpose. But they look amazing!
Awesome demo! All the UI effects are amazing. thanks for sharing…….
I love these, but I’m scared about incompatible browsers. Does anyone know what browsers these may work for? I’d like to implement something like this, but have graceful degradation. Thank you!
Cool work! Thank you so much!
I know you said this is for fierce browsers only, but can you elaborate on the browser supports?
I see the examples given, and I think most will run on the current version of modern browsers (or several versions below current one)
Thank you for sharing search UI inspiration effects for wire framing. I am always doing wire framing for all the projects that are assigned to me.
Hi Mary, Thanks so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to create such a wonderful resource for us!
Great, Nice UI Effects 🙂
When I’m older I want to be like you, Mary Lou.
Great inspirational search UI. Thank you for sharing..
It’s all depends on the use case. If the end user searches some phrase or queries that already available in the current web page then you should use a simple input. A couple of schematic, inspirational proof-of-concepts for how to show the search interface on a website using CSS animations. I personally feel that no 2 is a great inspiration, While they are all neat transitions.
Great, i am surely using one of these search bar in my project.