CSS of search input text fields

This post explores the CSS rules that apply to the input fields of some general search engines. In particular, CSS used for the input field in the mobile view of Baidu, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Google, and Wikipedia (ordered alphabetically). In the screenshots, the input field has been marked with a 1-pixel thick red outline to differentiate it from the surrounding elements.

Baidu

Baidu search input element screenshot

HTML:

<input type="search" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" maxlength="64" id="index-kw" name="word" class="se-input adjust-input" data-placeholder="" data-sa="" data-sug="1">

CSS (77 rules):

input {
	background-attachment: scroll;
	background-clip: border-box;
	background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
	background-image: none;
	background-origin: padding-box;
	background-position-x: 0%;
	background-position-y: 0%;
	background-repeat-x: ;
	background-repeat-y: ;
	background-size: auto;
	border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-bottom-left-radius: 0px;
	border-bottom-right-radius: 0px;
	border-bottom-style: none;
	border-bottom-width: 0px;
	border-image-outset: 0px;
	border-image-repeat: stretch;
	border-image-slice: 100%;
	border-image-source: none;
	border-image-width: 1;
	border-left-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-left-style: none;
	border-left-width: 0px;
	border-right-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-right-style: none;
	border-right-width: 0px;
	border-top-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-top-left-radius: 0px;
	border-top-right-radius: 0px;
	border-top-style: none;
	border-top-width: 0px;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	cursor: text;
	display: block;
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 18px;
	font-stretch: 100%;
	font-style: normal;
	font-variant-caps: normal;
	font-variant-east-asian: normal;
	font-variant-ligatures: normal;
	font-variant-numeric: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	height: 44px;
	letter-spacing: normal;
	line-height: 28px;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	margin-left: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	outline-style: none;
	overflow-wrap: break-word;
	overflow-x: hidden;
	overflow-y: hidden;
	padding-bottom: 7px;
	padding-left: 6px;
	padding-right: 42px;
	padding-top: 7px;
	position: relative;
	resize: none;
	text-align: start;
	text-indent: 0px;
	text-rendering: auto;
	text-shadow: none;
	text-size-adjust: 100%;
	text-transform: none;
	width: 245px;
	word-break: break-all;
	word-spacing: 0px;
	writing-mode: horizontal-tb;
	z-index: auto;
	-webkit-appearance: none;
	-webkit-box-flex: 1;
	-webkit-rtl-ordering: logical;
	-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
	-webkit-border-image: none;
}

Notes:

Bing

Bing search input element screenshot

HTML:

<input id="sb_form_q" name="q" role="combobox" aria-haspopup="false" aria-autocomplete="both" aria-label="Enter your search term" type="search" autocapitalize="off" autocorrect="off" autocomplete="off" spellcheck="false" aria-controls="sw_as" aria-owns="sw_as">

CSS (72 rules):

input {
	background-attachment: scroll;
	background-clip: border-box;
	background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
	background-image: none;
	background-origin: padding-box;
	background-position-x: 0%;
	background-position-y: 0%;
	background-repeat-x: ;
	background-repeat-y: ;
	background-size: auto;
	border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-bottom-left-radius: 0px;
	border-bottom-right-radius: 0px;
	border-bottom-style: none;
	border-bottom-width: 0px;
	border-image-outset: 0px;
	border-image-repeat: stretch;
	border-image-slice: 100%;
	border-image-source: none;
	border-image-width: 1;
	border-left-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-left-style: none;
	border-left-width: 0px;
	border-right-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-right-style: none;
	border-right-width: 0px;
	border-top-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	border-top-left-radius: 0px;
	border-top-right-radius: 0px;
	border-top-style: none;
	border-top-width: 0px;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	cursor: text;
	display: block;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 16px;
	font-stretch: 100%;
	font-style: normal;
	font-variant-caps: normal;
	font-variant-east-asian: normal;
	font-variant-ligatures: normal;
	font-variant-numeric: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	height: 30px;
	letter-spacing: normal;
	line-height: normal;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	margin-left: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-top: 5px;
	outline-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	outline-style: none;
	outline-width: 0px;
	padding-bottom: 0px;
	padding-left: 10px;
	padding-right: 98px;
	padding-top: 0px;
	position: absolute;
	text-align: start;
	text-indent: 0px;
	text-rendering: auto;
	text-shadow: none;
	text-size-adjust: 100%;
	text-transform: none;
	width: 296px;
	word-spacing: 0px;
	writing-mode: horizontal-tb;
	-webkit-appearance: none;
	-webkit-rtl-ordering: logical;
	-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
	-webkit-border-image: none;
}

Notes:

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo search input element screenshot

HTML:

<input id="search_form_input_homepage" class="js-search-input search__input--adv" type="text" autocomplete="off" name="q" tabindex="1" value="" autocapitalize="off" autocorrect="off">

CSS (70 rules):

input {
	background-attachment: scroll;
	background-clip: border-box;
	background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
	background-image: none;
	background-origin: padding-box;
	background-position-x: 0%;
	background-position-y: 0%;
	background-repeat-x: ;
	background-repeat-y: ;
	background-size: auto;
	border-bottom-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);
	border-bottom-style: none;
	border-bottom-width: 0px;
	border-image-outset: 0px;
	border-image-repeat: stretch;
	border-image-slice: 100%;
	border-image-source: none;
	border-image-width: 1;
	border-left-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);
	border-left-style: none;
	border-left-width: 0px;
	border-right-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);
	border-right-style: none;
	border-right-width: 0px;
	border-top-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);
	border-top-style: none;
	border-top-width: 0px;
	color: rgb(238, 238, 238);
	cursor: text;
	display: block;
	font-family: DDG_ProximaNova, DDG_ProximaNova_UI_0, DDG_ProximaNova_UI_1, DDG_ProximaNova_UI_2, DDG_ProximaNova_UI_3, DDG_ProximaNova_UI_4, DDG_ProximaNova_UI_5, DDG_ProximaNova_UI_6, "Proxima Nova", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, "Segoe UI", "Nimbus Sans L", "Liberation Sans", "Open Sans", FreeSans, Arial, sans-serif;
	font-size: 18.0576px;
	font-stretch: 100%;
	font-style: normal;
	font-variant-caps: normal;
	font-variant-east-asian: normal;
	font-variant-ligatures: normal;
	font-variant-numeric: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	height: 45.9531px;
	letter-spacing: normal;
	line-height: normal;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	margin-left: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	outline-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);
	outline-style: none;
	outline-width: 0px;
	padding-bottom: 0px;
	padding-left: 0px;
	padding-right: 0px;
	padding-top: 0px;
	position: relative;
	text-align: start;
	text-indent: 0px;
	text-rendering: auto;
	text-shadow: none;
	text-size-adjust: 100%;
	text-transform: none;
	top: -1px;
	visibility: visible;
	width: 251.219px;
	word-spacing: 0px;
	writing-mode: horizontal-tb;
	z-index: 1;
	-webkit-appearance: none;
	-webkit-rtl-ordering: logical;
	-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
	-webkit-border-image: none;
}

Notes:

Ecosia

Ecosia search input element screenshot

HTML:

<input placeholder="Search the web to plant trees..." aria-label="Search the web to plant trees..." type="search" name="q" autocomplete="off" autocapitalize="off" autocorrect="off" spellcheck="false" autofocus="autofocus" required="required" class="input" data-v-e4880950="">

CSS (58 rules):

input {
	background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
	border-bottom-color: rgb(74, 74, 74);
	border-bottom-style: none;
	border-bottom-width: 0px;
	border-image-outset: 0px;
	border-image-repeat: stretch;
	border-image-slice: 100%;
	border-image-source: none;
	border-image-width: 1;
	border-left-color: rgb(74, 74, 74);
	border-left-style: none;
	border-left-width: 0px;
	border-right-color: rgb(74, 74, 74);
	border-right-style: none;
	border-right-width: 0px;
	border-top-color: rgb(74, 74, 74);
	border-top-style: none;
	border-top-width: 0px;
	box-shadow: none;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	color: rgb(74, 74, 74);
	cursor: text;
	display: inline-block;
	font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
	font-size: 16px;
	font-stretch: 100%;
	font-style: normal;
	font-variant-caps: normal;
	font-variant-east-asian: normal;
	font-variant-ligatures: normal;
	font-variant-numeric: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	height: 40px;
	letter-spacing: normal;
	line-height: 18.4px;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	margin-left: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	outline-offset: 0px;
	overflow-x: visible;
	overflow-y: visible;
	padding-bottom: 1px;
	padding-left: 1px;
	padding-right: 1px;
	padding-top: 1px;
	text-align: start;
	text-indent: 0px;
	text-rendering: auto;
	text-shadow: none;
	text-size-adjust: 100%;
	text-transform: none;
	width: 278px;
	word-spacing: 0px;
	writing-mode: horizontal-tb;
	-webkit-appearance: none;
	-webkit-rtl-ordering: logical;
	-webkit-border-image: none;
}

Notes:

Google

Google search input element screenshot

HTML:

<input class="gLFyf" jsaction="paste:puy29d" maxlength="2048" name="q" type="search" aria-autocomplete="both" aria-haspopup="false" autocapitalize="off" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" role="combobox" spellcheck="false" title="" value="" aria-label="Suche">

CSS (61 rules):

input {
	background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
	border-bottom-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87);
	border-bottom-style: none;
	border-bottom-width: 0px;
	border-image-outset: 0px;
	border-image-repeat: stretch;
	border-image-slice: 100%;
	border-image-source: none;
	border-image-width: 1;
	border-left-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87);
	border-left-style: none;
	border-left-width: 0px;
	border-right-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87);
	border-right-style: none;
	border-right-width: 0px;
	border-top-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87);
	border-top-style: none;
	border-top-width: 0px;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87);
	cursor: text;
	display: flex;
	flex-basis: 0%;
	flex-grow: 1;
	flex-shrink: 1;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 18px;
	font-stretch: 100%;
	font-style: normal;
	font-variant-caps: normal;
	font-variant-east-asian: normal;
	font-variant-ligatures: normal;
	font-variant-numeric: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	height: 25px;
	letter-spacing: normal;
	line-height: 25px;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	margin-left: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	outline-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87);
	outline-style: none;
	outline-width: 0px;
	overflow-wrap: break-word;
	padding-bottom: 0px;
	padding-left: 16px;
	padding-right: 0px;
	padding-top: 0px;
	text-align: start;
	text-indent: 0px;
	text-rendering: auto;
	text-shadow: none;
	text-transform: none;
	width: 266.219px;
	word-spacing: 0px;
	writing-mode: horizontal-tb;
	-webkit-appearance: none;
	-webkit-rtl-ordering: logical;
	-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
	-webkit-border-image: none;
}

Notes:

Wikipedia

Wikipedia search input element screenshot

HTML:

<input class="search" type="search" name="search" autocomplete="off" placeholder="Search Wikipedia" aria-label="Search Wikipedia" value="">

CSS (82 rules):

input {
	background-attachment: scroll, scroll;
	background-clip: border-box, border-box;
	background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
	background-image: linear-gradient(rgba(0, 0, 0, 0), rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)), url(https: //en.m.wikipedia.org/w/load.php?modules=skins.minerva.content.styles.…nerva-magnifying-glass%3Abefore&format=original&skin=minerva&version=1364o);
	background-origin: padding-box, padding-box;
	background-position-x: 6px, 6px;
	background-position-y: 50%, 50%;
	background-repeat-x: ;
	background-repeat-y: ;
	background-size: 18px, 18px;
	border-bottom-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
	border-bottom-left-radius: 2px;
	border-bottom-right-radius: 2px;
	border-bottom-style: solid;
	border-bottom-width: 1px;
	border-collapse: collapse;
	border-image-outset: 0px;
	border-image-repeat: stretch;
	border-image-slice: 100%;
	border-image-source: none;
	border-image-width: 1;
	border-left-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
	border-left-style: solid;
	b	order-left-width: 1px;
	border-right-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
	border-right-style: solid;
	border-right-width: 1px;
	border-top-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
	border-top-left-radius: 2px;
	border-top-right-radius: 2px;
	border-top-style: solid;
	border-top-width: 1px;
	box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05) 0px 1px 1px 0px;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	cursor: text;
	display: inline-block;
	font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
	font-size: 16px;
	font-stretch: 100%;
	font-style: normal;
	font-variant-caps: normal;
	font-variant-east-asian: normal;
	font-variant-ligatures: normal;
	font-variant-numeric: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	height: 36px;
	letter-spacing: normal;
	line-height: normal;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	margin-left: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	outline-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	outline-style: none;
	outline-width: 0px;
	padding-bottom: 7px;
	padding-left: 29px;
	padding-right: 48px;
	padding-top: 7px;
	text-align: start;
	text-indent: 0px;
	text-rendering: auto;
	text-shadow: none;
	text-size-adjust: 100%;
	text-transform: none;
	transition-delay: 0s, 0s;
	transition-duration: 0.25s, 0.25s;
	transition-property: border-color, box-shadow;
	transition-timing-function: ease, ease;
	vertical-align: baseline;
	white-space: nowrap;
	width: 301px;
	word-spacing: 0px;
	writing-mode: horizontal-tb;
	-webkit-appearance: none;
	-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px;
	-webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px;
	-webkit-rtl-ordering: logical;
	-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
	-webkit-border-image: none;
}

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