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jQuery and CSS3 “Next Level” animation Search Form

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 jQuery and CSS3 “Next Level” animation Search Form
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we found ton of new style search form crafted beautifully using CSS3 and JavaScript. Apple’s for example, widen the input field when it receive focus from user. The question is “how far we can go for styling search form?”, in this tutorial we are going to move search form to the next level using jQuery & CSS3.

Simple Style

First to go we will create a simple animated search form that show only search button with search image on it. When the button receives a click, the input field will widen while the search image will move to left filling the left blank space before input text.

Based on the picture above, the HTML element will consists of 4 elements, a div for elements wrapper, an input text, an input button for search button and an image search. All of them will be stacked each other where the div wrapper is at the very bottom of the stack and image search at the very top. Here’s the HTML and CSS :

.wrapper-simple {
	text-align: center;
	margin: 0 auto;
	display: block;
	width: 60px;
	height: 45px;
	padding: 10px 5px;
	background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#f5fafe), to(#e2edf4));
	border-radius: 5px;
	box-shadow: inset rgba(255, 254, 255, 1) 0 0.1em 2px,
					#9bb6c9 0 1px 2px;
	position: relative;

.wrapper-simple input[type=submit] {
	margin-top: .2em;
	z-index: 2;
	position: relative;
	vertical-align: top;
	height: 43px;
	min-width: 55px;
	border-radius: 3px;
	border: 1px solid #aa7818;
	background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#ffb700), to(#ff8c00));
	box-shadow: inset rgba(255, 255, 255, .5) 0 0.1em 0.1em;
	cursor: pointer;

	.wrapper-simple input[type=submit]:active {
		box-shadow: inset rgba(0,0,0,.4) 0 1px 1px;

	.wrapper-simple input[type=submit]:hover {
		background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#ffcb48), to(#ff9c23));

.wrapper-simple input[type=text] {
	font-family: Arial;
	font-weight: bold;
	color: #1a3d51;
	background: #d8e6ef;
	padding: 10px 10px 15px 10px;
	width: 250px;
	border: 0;
	font-size: 16px;
	text-shadow: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.7) 1px 1px 1px;
	box-shadow: inset rgba(0,0,0,.4) 0 1px 1px;
	position: absolute;
	width: 1px;
	z-index: 2;
	padding-left: 2em;
	margin-left: .2em;

.wrapper-simple img {
	position: absolute;
	top: 1.5em;
	left: 1.5em;
	z-index: 4;

Now we will read the click event on search button and animate the form using jQuery.

$('.wrapper-simple input[type=submit]').toggle(function(){

	  .end().find('.wrapper-simple input[type=text]').animate({'width': '250px'})
	  .end().find('.wrapper-simple img').animate({'marginLeft': '-5px'})
	  .end().find(this).animate({'marginLeft':'22em'}).attr('value', 'CANCEL');

}, function() {

	  .end().find('.wrapper-simple input[type=text]').animate({'width': '1px'})
	  .end().find('.wrapper-simple img').animate({'marginLeft': '0'})
	  .end().find(this).animate({'marginLeft':'0'}).attr('value', '');


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