|Overview of the Simple Search Configuration Tool Pane|
By default, search criteria are listed vertically in the Web Part, one per line, in the order defined in the Search Columns list in the Search Criteria Configuration page. The styles used in the display are inherited from the site theme. An example is shown here.
It is possible to modify the layout, the styles, or both to get a display very different than the default.
For more information about each, please see: