Dropdown Menu with Search bar using HTML and CSS

In this tutorial we will see how to create a Dropdown Menu with Search bar using HTML and CSS. Simple HTML and CSS is used for this purpose, complete code is given.


Take a look at the HTML code given below.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="">
	<meta charset="utf-8">
	<title>Dropdown Menu with Search using HTML and CSS</title>
	<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
  <ul class="primary">
   <li><a href="#">Menu 1</a></li>   
   <li><a href="#">Menu 2</a>
    <ul class="sub">
      <li><a href="#">Sub Menu 1</a></li>   
      <li><a href="#">Sub Menu 2</a></li>   
      <li><a href="#">Sub Menu 3</a></li>   
   <li><a href="#">Menu 3</a></li>   
   <li><a href="#">Menu 4</a></li>   
  <input type="search" class="search" placeholder="Search">      

CSS Code

CSS code is given below.

      background: #ccc;
      font-family: monospace;
      margin: 0;    
      list-style: none;
      padding: 0;
      margin: 0;    
      background: #4000ad;
      position: relative;
      padding: 0px 20px;
      position: absolute;
      top: 50%;
      transform: translateY(-50%);
      right: 0%;
      margin-right: 20px;
      padding: 10px;
      border-radius: 5px;
      text-decoration: none;
      color: #fff;
      display: block;
      padding: 20px;
      float: left;
      font-size: 15px;
      clear: both;
ul:after {
        content: " ";
        display: table;
ul.primary li a:hover {
      color: #000;
ul.sub {
      position: absolute;
      z-index: 200;
      box-shadow: 2px 2px 0 #BEBEBE;
      width: 35%;
ul.sub li {
      float: none;
      margin: 0;
ul.sub li a {
      border-top: 1px solid #fff;
      border-right: none;
      padding: 15px 30px;
ul.sub li:last-child a {
      border-bottom: none;
ul.primary li:hover ul {
      display: block;
ul.primary li:hover a {
      background: #fff;
      color: #666;
      text-shadow: none;
ul.primary li:hover > a{
      color: #000;
ul.sub li a:hover {
      color: #fff;
      background: #4000ad;

Video Tutorial

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