Often, headers are too crowded to offer a full search bar for users. Using this tutorial, you can make it so that a search bar appears on a specific link or event.
Previously, we talked about implementing a stylish search box in the hero section of your website and talked about how more than 50% of the users are search dominant. Putting a search box in the header section of your website will help your visitors easily find the search box. That being said, sometimes it may not be possible to put a full-width search box in the header due to lack of space. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can implement an expandable search box in your header so that when users click on it, it will expand to its full size and give users plenty of space to write their search query.
In this tutorial, we're using Bootstrap for the structure, FontAwesome for the icons, and JQuery. Place the code below in the head section in your project's HTML file:
Below is the CSS code both to style and to add the necessary positioning properties to the search box. Copy and paste the code in your CSS file:
You can copy and paste the code below and put it in a separate JS file or you can simply put it inside the script tags in your project's HTML file:
In this tutorial, we showed you how to build an expandable search box in your header using HTML, CSS, and JQuery. In the JSFiddle below, you can click on the Search icon and see how it looks before committing to its use: