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Responsive Dropdown Menu Bar with Search Field using only HTML & CSS

Hey friends, today in this blog you'll learn how to create a Responsive Dropdown Menu Bar with Search Field using only HTML & CSS. You may know, I have shared many videos or blogs related to Navigation Bars. If you still haven't watched them click here to watch them all now. But still, I haven't created a video or blog on how to create a Responsive Dropdown Menu Bar with Search Box and our many viewers have requested it multiple times so I decided to create it.

The Dropdown menu is important in web design and without it, your website is incomplete. A dropdown menu (sometimes called a pull-down menu or list) is a horizontal list of options/links that each contain a vertical menu to help visitors find a particular page or post on your website. And, A search box, search field, or search bar is a graphical control element used in every website. Search Box is an input field for a query or search term from the user to search and get related data, content from the database.

In our Dropdown Menu design. there is the navigation bar which contains a logo, navigation links to the left side, and a search icon to the right side. When you hover on the particular link, there is appears the dropdown menu of that hovered link and there is also a sub dropdown menu that also appears on the drop menu hover as you can see in the preview image. After that, there is a search icon, and when you click on this icon, the logo, nav links disappear and the search field appears where you can type queries.

You can copy the codes from the given boxes or download the code files from the given link Click here to download code files.

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HTML CODE:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- Created By CodingNepal - www.codingnepalweb.com -->
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
  <title>Dropdown Menu with Search Box | CodingNepal</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  <script src="https://kit.fontawesome.com/a076d05399.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="wrapper">
    <nav>
      <input type="checkbox" id="show-search">
      <input type="checkbox" id="show-menu">
      <label for="show-menu" class="menu-icon"><i class="fas fa-bars"></i></label>
      <div class="content">
      <div class="logo"><a href="#">CodingNepal</a></div>
        <ul class="links">
          <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
          <li>
            <a href="#" class="desktop-link">Features</a>
            <input type="checkbox" id="show-features">
            <label for="show-features">Features</label>
            <ul>
              <li><a href="#">Drop Menu 1</a></li>
              <li><a href="#">Drop Menu 2</a></li>
              <li><a href="#">Drop Menu 3</a></li>
              <li><a href="#">Drop Menu 4</a></li>
            </ul>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="#" class="desktop-link">Services</a>
            <input type="checkbox" id="show-services">
            <label for="show-services">Services</label>
            <ul>
              <li><a href="#">Drop Menu 1</a></li>
              <li><a href="#">Drop Menu 2</a></li>
              <li><a href="#">Drop Menu 3</a></li>
              <li>
                <a href="#" class="desktop-link">More Items</a>
                <input type="checkbox" id="show-items">
                <label for="show-items">More Items</label>
                <ul>
                  <li><a href="#">Sub Menu 1</a></li>
                  <li><a href="#">Sub Menu 2</a></li>
                  <li><a href="#">Sub Menu 3</a></li>
                </ul>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </li>
          <li><a href="#">Feedback</a></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
      <label for="show-search" class="search-icon"><i class="fas fa-search"></i></label>
      <form action="#" class="search-box">
        <input type="text" placeholder="Type Something to Search..." required>
        <button type="submit" class="go-icon"><i class="fas fa-long-arrow-alt-right"></i></button>
      </form>
    </nav>
  </div>

  <div class="dummy-text">
    <h2>Responsive Dropdown Menu Bar with Searchbox</h2>
    <h2>using only HTML & CSS - Flexbox</h2>
  </div>

</body>
</html>
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CSS CODE:
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Poppins:wght@200;300;400;500;600;700&display=swap');
*{
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  text-decoration: none;
  font-family: 'Poppins', sans-serif;
}
.wrapper{
  background: #171c24;
  position: fixed;
  width: 100%;
}
.wrapper nav{
  position: relative;
  display: flex;
  max-width: calc(100% - 200px);
  margin: 0 auto;
  height: 70px;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: space-between;
}
nav .content{
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
}
nav .content .links{
  margin-left: 80px;
  display: flex;
}
.content .logo a{
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 30px;
  font-weight: 600;
}
.content .links li{
  list-style: none;
  line-height: 70px;
}
.content .links li a,
.content .links li label{
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 18px;
  font-weight: 500;
  padding: 9px 17px;
  border-radius: 5px;
  transition: all 0.3s ease;
}
.content .links li label{
  display: none;
}
.content .links li a:hover,
.content .links li label:hover{
  background: #323c4e;
}
.wrapper .search-icon,
.wrapper .menu-icon{
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 18px;
  cursor: pointer;
  line-height: 70px;
  width: 70px;
  text-align: center;
}
.wrapper .menu-icon{
  display: none;
}
.wrapper #show-search:checked ~ .search-icon i::before{
  content: "\f00d";
}

.wrapper .search-box{
  position: absolute;
  height: 100%;
  max-width: calc(100% - 50px);
  width: 100%;
  opacity: 0;
  pointer-events: none;
  transition: all 0.3s ease;
}
.wrapper #show-search:checked ~ .search-box{
  opacity: 1;
  pointer-events: auto;
}
.search-box input{
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  border: none;
  outline: none;
  font-size: 17px;
  color: #fff;
  background: #171c24;
  padding: 0 100px 0 15px;
}
.search-box input::placeholder{
  color: #f2f2f2;
}
.search-box .go-icon{
  position: absolute;
  right: 10px;
  top: 50%;
  transform: translateY(-50%);
  line-height: 60px;
  width: 70px;
  background: #171c24;
  border: none;
  outline: none;
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 20px;
  cursor: pointer;
}
.wrapper input[type="checkbox"]{
  display: none;
}

/* Dropdown Menu code start */
.content .links ul{
  position: absolute;
  background: #171c24;
  top: 80px;
  z-index: -1;
  opacity: 0;
  visibility: hidden;
}
.content .links li:hover > ul{
  top: 70px;
  opacity: 1;
  visibility: visible;
  transition: all 0.3s ease;
}
.content .links ul li a{
  display: block;
  width: 100%;
  line-height: 30px;
  border-radius: 0px!important;
}
.content .links ul ul{
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  right: calc(-100% + 8px);
}
.content .links ul li{
  position: relative;
}
.content .links ul li:hover ul{
  top: 0;
}

/* Responsive code start */
@media screen and (max-width: 1250px){
  .wrapper nav{
    max-width: 100%;
    padding: 0 20px;
  }
  nav .content .links{
    margin-left: 30px;
  }
  .content .links li a{
    padding: 8px 13px;
  }
  .wrapper .search-box{
    max-width: calc(100% - 100px);
  }
  .wrapper .search-box input{
    padding: 0 100px 0 15px;
  }
}

@media screen and (max-width: 900px){
  .wrapper .menu-icon{
    display: block;
  }
  .wrapper #show-menu:checked ~ .menu-icon i::before{
    content: "\f00d";
  }
  nav .content .links{
    display: block;
    position: fixed;
    background: #14181f;
    height: 100%;
    width: 100%;
    top: 70px;
    left: -100%;
    margin-left: 0;
    max-width: 350px;
    overflow-y: auto;
    padding-bottom: 100px;
    transition: all 0.3s ease;
  }
  nav #show-menu:checked ~ .content .links{
    left: 0%;
  }
  .content .links li{
    margin: 15px 20px;
  }
  .content .links li a,
  .content .links li label{
    line-height: 40px;
    font-size: 20px;
    display: block;
    padding: 8px 18px;
    cursor: pointer;
  }
  .content .links li a.desktop-link{
    display: none;
  }

  /* dropdown responsive code start */
  .content .links ul,
  .content .links ul ul{
    position: static;
    opacity: 1;
    visibility: visible;
    background: none;
    max-height: 0px;
    overflow: hidden;
  }
  .content .links #show-features:checked ~ ul,
  .content .links #show-services:checked ~ ul,
  .content .links #show-items:checked ~ ul{
    max-height: 100vh;
  }
  .content .links ul li{
    margin: 7px 20px;
  }
  .content .links ul li a{
    font-size: 18px;
    line-height: 30px;
    border-radius: 5px!important;
  }
}

@media screen and (max-width: 400px){
  .wrapper nav{
    padding: 0 10px;
  }
  .content .logo a{
    font-size: 27px;
  }
  .wrapper .search-box{
    max-width: calc(100% - 70px);
  }
  .wrapper .search-box .go-icon{
    width: 30px;
    right: 0;
  }
  .wrapper .search-box input{
    padding-right: 30px;
  }
}

.dummy-text{
  position: absolute;
  top: 50%;
  left: 50%;
  width: 100%;
  z-index: -1;
  padding: 0 20px;
  text-align: center;
  transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
}
.dummy-text h2{
  font-size: 45px;
  margin: 5px 0;
}
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