adding google custom search to bootstrap

I have added a google custom search to my bootstrap build and it looks like crap, the CSS is 100% controlled by google and I cannot change it in any way. Please see this link, the search is in the 1st content section on right side

I did find this article about overriding it, but I can't make it work

it talks about overriding specific elements, im having no luck though

/* Option 1A: Override a single element's box model via CSS */
.element {
  -webkit-box-sizing: content-box;
     -moz-box-sizing: content-box;
          box-sizing: content-box;

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Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
Hi jblayney,
I looked up your link and checked it on IE11, Firefox, Chrome & Safari all latest browsers on my win 10 desktop.

here is how the search box looked to me in all 4 browsers with its bottom border missing:
google search bottom border missing
I looked up the page in Firebug and was able to bring back the border and make button similar size.

I changed the DEFAULT.CSS a bit which you can see in code below (you will find the code around the line numbers):
/* line 52 */
.gsc-input-box {
    background: #fff none repeat scroll 0 0;
    border: 1px solid #d9d9d9;
    /* height: 25px; <--- Remove height */

/* line 77 */
.cse input.gsc-search-button, input.gsc-search-button {
    background-color: #4d90fe;
    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(center top , #4d90fe, #4787ed);
    border: 1px solid #3079ed;
    border-radius: 2px;
    color: #fff;
    font-family: inherit;
    font-size: 11px;
    font-weight: bold;
    height: 26px; /* Changed this from 29px */
    min-width: 54px;
    padding: 0 8px;

/* line 122 */
.cse .gsc-search-button input.gsc-search-button-v2, input.gsc-search-button-v2 {
    /* height: 13px; <--- Remove height */
    margin-top: 2px;
    min-width: 13px;
    padding: 6px 27px;
    width: 13px;

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here is how the search box should look after implementing above changes:
now the search box looks much better
check the above suggestion and let me know how it looks.
Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
Sorry... some replacement to above code...

here is one more change in DEFAULT.CSS --- just use this below code in place of 3rd code changes to line 122 in above code.

I removed width and now the search button is also visible :)

/* line 122 */
.cse .gsc-search-button input.gsc-search-button-v2, input.gsc-search-button-v2 {
    /* height: 13px; <--- Remove height */
    margin-top: 2px;
    min-width: 13px;
    padding: 6px 27px;
    /* width: 13px; <--- Remove width */

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this is how it should look finally:
This is how it will look
jblayneyAuthor Commented:
Prasadh Baapaat,

Thank you for your help.

My problem was not what style to change and how, so much as... the CSS is full controlled through google and I cannot overwrite in locally.

When using the Google seach you add javascript (similar to below), so that means all the CSS is loaded from Google and I cannot overwrite it.

  (function() {
    var cx = '011612179414281255868:jwv6sxhrytq';
    var gcse = document.createElement('script');
    gcse.type = 'text/javascript';
    gcse.async = true;
    gcse.src = (document.location.protocol == 'https:' ? 'https:' : 'http:') +
        '//' + cx;
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
    s.parentNode.insertBefore(gcse, s);

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jblayneyAuthor Commented:
I managed to find this code online to fix the issue

.gsc-search-button {
    box-sizing: content-box; 
    line-height: normal;

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Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
I had given a solution for the problem which was 100% correct and as per the last reply I think it was NOT IMPLEMENTED by jblaney....  I spent my time to give a solution which solved the issue.

I don't say the solution I gave was the ONLY way to solve the problem... there may be other methods too... BUT he cannot dismiss my solution WITHOUT TRYING it out... he can dismiss it IF he did what I answered and  IT DID NOT WORK.
jblayneyAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I did try your solution, it didn't work. Why wouldn't I try yours? it was even posted online for you to see that it wasn't working.

I have been finding that Google has really dropped the ball on this whole custom search thing, this was just one of many many problems I am having with it and I have been wasting hours online trying to find solutions for things that should just work out of the box.
Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
I was not aware that you did try and post it online.... if you would have posted some message to me I would have definitely checked it out.

for you info: I use Firefox browser Inspect Element or Firebug to debug such problems... it has facility that we can edit css / add new styles and it will show result in real-time...

I checked it and if it works in real-time, the probability of it working on the live server is almost 100%.

I would have liked to solve your problem (not for the points but for the satisfaction of solving it)

anyways, since you found the solution, you can commence to dismiss this solution by me.
jblayneyAuthor Commented:
i found it online on stackoverflow
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