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20 User-Friendly Search Page Designs

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The Search page is one of the most used pages on a website and it is considered to be the second most important means of navigating a website, the main menu being the first. Thus, it is essential to give it the attention it requires and make it as user-friendly as possible.

The search page could be an important factor which can determine your website’s conversion rate and it should not be neglected. A poor search page can harm your website¬†because visitors won’t be able to find what they need in a short amount of time.

Because having a well-designed search page is crucial, we decided to gather here 20 examples of user-friendly search page designs for your inspiration. Some of these belong to very popular websites, you probably already know.

Check them out!

Tumblr

Tumblr is a great blogging platform and has a very user-friendly interface. Its search page has a grid layout which makes it very easy to browse through the results.

Tumblr

Moodboard

With Moodboard you can build beautiful, simple, free moodboards for sharing designs, inspiration, and ideas quickly and easily! Its search page is also grid-based, so you can easily browse through all the photos, without clicking too many times.

Moodboard

Mixcloud

Mixcloud is a service that lets you listen to the best DJs and radio presenters in the world for free. It has an overall user-friendly design and its search page is particularly inspiring because of its usefulness. You can search by tags, shows, users and easily click on Listen or Follow, right from the results page.

Mixcloud

GLCO

This website has its search field incorporated in the left bar of the site. It shows the results in a non-intrusive way.

GLCO

CodePen

CodePen is a popular website for web developers. This website is a showcase of advanced techniques with editable source codes and has a very user-friendly search page. You can search by Pens, Posts, Collections or Users and even set other options such as limits, order, search depth and more.

CodePen

Dell

Dell’s website is great. It’s simple and easy to use. The search page delivers the results in a straightforward way. You can also Add to Cart or View Details for the chosen product, right from the results page.

Dell

Meetup

Meetup is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. You can search either Groups or Events, within a given number of miles from your location.

Meetup

New York Magazine

New York Magazine is a huge, popular website with hundreds or even thousands of posts. The search page is designed to deliver the results in a fast, user-friendly manner. You also have some sorting options to choose from.

New-York-Magazine

PSDDD

This website offers beautiful hand-picked freebies from the Dribbble community. It’s search page is simple, clean and you can easily find what you’re looking for with just a couple of clicks.

PSDDD

The Jazz Mann

This website has a pretty basic Search Results page which is more content-oriented rather than visual. This is not really a bad thing, because this way the page loads faster and you can get to the pages you’re looking for a lot easier.

The-Jazz-Mann

Scorebig

This website’s concert tickets search page does not only look great, visually speaking, but it is also very user-friendly and delivers the results easily. You can search within an area, choose a date range, add different sorting options and even apply desired filters.

Grooveshark

Design Disease

Design Disease provides articles about blog design, graphic design and web and UX design. It has a simple search page with large, bold headings. This way it makes it easy to spot out the result you’re looking for.

Design-Disease

Designspiration

What’s great about this website’s search field is that it coveres the whole page! This way, it makes you pay attention to what you’re looking for.

Designspiration

Icon Finder

This website has a more complex search system. You can choose different formats, colors, dimensions and apply all the desired filters in order to get the results you want.

Icon-Finder

Quartz

This website’s search page is simple and clean. The search results contain a large, bold heading, small feaured image, category and a short excerpt.

Quartz

Photoshop Lady

On this website you can find some great tutorials and also a pretty awesome search page! The results are displayed in a grid layout and you can also search through a list of given categories.

Photoshop-Lady

Van Gogh Museum

Get straight to the result you’re looking for! This museum’s website offers a simple search page that delivers the information in an user-friendly way.

Van-Gogh-Museum

Authentic Jobs

This jobs directory website’s search page let’s you apply different filters for achieving the best results. Search by job type, skills, location, levels, company and more.

Authentic-Jobs

Polygon

Sort by relevancy or date and filter by articles, popular posts or even comments! This website has a very user-friendly search page design you can learn something from.

Polygon

Film on Paper

This is a blog and archive dedicated to the art of film poster design. It has a very simple, yet effective search page with some useful features for its niche.

Film-on-Paper


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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

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