Msg#: 12346 posted 3:19 pm on Feb 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I have seen sites that alter the appearance of the Googe search box via CSS: putting the HTML code that Google supplies into a <div class="whatever"> and then applying formatting to the (Google) form within that div.
That's not altering Google's code, per se.
I too would like to see a Google Search box that is vertical instead of horizontal. That would better fit my website's layout.
Msg#: 12346 posted 5:44 pm on Feb 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I had the same issue with a Google site search box where the margin where I needed to put it was just too narrow and my domain name too long. I emailed Google and explained my issue, sent them a mockup of a search box that I wanted to use where I had changed the code, where the box was smaller, and where I changed the text for the site/google search to be one on top of another instead of side by side as well as the size of the text. They approved it. I got the feeling though that it's case by case, and that you shouldn't just make the adjustments without that written Google OK. So you would be well advised to drop them a line, show them what you want to to, and let them approve it.
I was pleasantly surprised that Google was so reasonable. :)
Msg#: 12346 posted 10:22 pm on Feb 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I was told by Google that I could alter the html markup to make the search box xhtml 1.0 strict compliant. I should have asked (and will now) about putting my long domain name on it's own row because it looks silly having the column it's in so wide.