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How TO - Search Button

Learn how to create a search button with CSS.


Centered inside a form with max-width:

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How To Create a Search Button

Step 1) Add HTML:


<!-- Load icon library -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="">

<!-- The form -->
<form class="example" action="action_page.php">
  <input type="text" placeholder="Search.." name="search">
  <button type="submit"><i class="fa fa-search"></i></button>

Step 2) Add CSS:


* {
  box-sizing: border-box;

/* Style the search field */
form.example input[type=text] {
  padding: 10px;
  font-size: 17px;
  border: 1px solid grey;
  float: left;
  width: 80%;
  background: #f1f1f1;

/* Style the submit button */
form.example button {
  float: left;
  width: 20%;
  padding: 10px;
  background: #2196F3;
  color: white;
  font-size: 17px;
  border: 1px solid grey;
  border-left: none; /* Prevent double borders */
  cursor: pointer;

form.example button:hover {
  background: #0b7dda;

/* Clear floats */
form.example::after {
  content: "";
  clear: both;
  display: table;
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