Read Google search box codepen for more information.


<form action="/search.html" class="search-wrapper cf">
        <input type="text" placeholder="Search here..." required="">
        <button type="submit">Search</button>


.cf:before, .cf:after{

 /* Form wrapper styling */
.search-wrapper {
width: 220px;
margin: 45px auto 50px auto;
box-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .4) inset, 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, .2);
/* Form text input */
.search-wrapper input {
width: 138px;
height: 20px;
padding: 10px 5px;
float: left;
font: bold 15px 'lucida sans', 'trebuchet MS', 'Tahoma';
border: 0;
background: #EEE;
border-radius: 3px 0 0 3px;
.search-wrapper input:focus {
    outline: 0;
    background: #fff;
    box-shadow: 0 0 2px rgba(0,0,0,.8) inset;
.search-wrapper input::-webkit-input-placeholder {
   color: #999;
   font-weight: normal;
   font-style: italic;
.search-wrapper input:-moz-placeholder {
    color: #999;
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: italic;
.search-wrapper input:-ms-input-placeholder {
    color: #999;
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: italic;
/* Form submit button */
.search-wrapper button {
overflow: visible;
position: relative;
float: right;
border: 0;
padding: 0;
cursor: pointer;
height: 40px;
width: 72px;
font: bold 15px/40px 'lucida sans', 'trebuchet MS', 'Tahoma';
color: white;
text-transform: uppercase;
background: #D83C3C;
border-radius: 0 3px 3px 0;
text-shadow: 0 -1px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, .3);
.search-wrapper button:hover{     
    background: #e54040;
.search-wrapper button:active,
.search-wrapper button:focus{   
    background: #c42f2f;
    outline: 0;   
.search-wrapper button:before { /* left arrow */
    content: '';
    position: absolute;
    border-width: 8px 8px 8px 0;
    border-style: solid solid solid none;
    border-color: transparent #d83c3c transparent;
    top: 12px;
    left: -6px;
.search-wrapper button:hover:before{
    border-right-color: #e54040;
.search-wrapper button:focus:before,
.search-wrapper button:active:before{
        border-right-color: #c42f2f;
.search-wrapper button::-moz-focus-inner { /* remove extra button spacing for Mozilla Firefox */
    border: 0;
    padding: 0;



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