80+ Best Pure CSS Loading Spinners For Front-end Developers


Have noticed that there’re a large number of Javascript (jQuery) based loading spinners for dynamic content out there, however, the CSS technology can do the same thing with better performance and less coding. In this post, I would like to share with you a hand-picked list of 10+best loading spinners animated with pure CSS/CSS3 for your next project, for inspiration, or for your particular users who have Javascript DISABLED.  Free free to download and use them as a loading indicator for your dynamic content like AJAX loader, image/content lazy loading indicator, image preloader, and much more.

Please note that all the loading spinners listed here are animated with CSS3 so they should be  able to work nicely in modern browsers which support CSS3 properties like transitions, transforms, @keyframes, animations, etc. Let’s check them out!

Nov 20, 2106 Update:

CSSPIN

CSS Spinners and Loaders – Modular, Customizable and Single HTML Element Code

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csspin

Nov 10, 2106 Update:

loaderskit

Single Element Pure CSS Spinners & Loaders.

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loaderskit

Oct 21, 2016 Update:

css-loader

A couple of simple examples of loaders using only one div and CSS.

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css-loader

Sept 29, 2016 Update:

text-spinners

Pure text, CSS only, font independent, inline loading indicators.

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text-spinners


SpinThatShit

A set of SCSS mixins for single element loaders and spinners

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spinthatshit

Sept 27, 2016 Update:

Spinners

SPINNERS is a collection of HTML and CSS Spinners, which are animations that show the user that some content is being loaded.

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spinners

Sept 23, 2016 Update:

CSS LOADERS

css-loaders

Aug 02, 2016 Update:

Pokéball Loader

Pokemon go loaders in pure CSS.

Pokéball Loader

July 13, 2016 Update:

mk-spinners

Cool spinners or loaders with pure CSS.

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mk-spinners

June 22, 2016 Update:

PRELOADERS

STYLED & ANIMATED WITH PURE CSS

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PRELOADERS

16/03/2016 update:

loader

Pure css loading animations.

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loader

14/03/2016 update:

Stylization HTML5 Progress element

Stylization HTML5 Progress element

12/03/2016 update:

Animated Preloader Collection

A collection of animated reloaders built with CSS Animation and Keyframes.

Animated Preloader Collection

28/02/2016 update:

css-loader

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pure css loaders.

css-loader

29/11/2015 update:

ispinner

Live Demo

Pure CSS spinner like iOS UIActivityIndicatorView

ispinner

23/11/2015 update:

Tumblr Style Cog Spinners

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Tumblr-style cog loading animation made with CSS and SVG icons

Tumblr Style Cog Spinners

23/09/2015 update:

Single element loaders

Single element loaders

03/09/2015 update:

New Google Loader

New Google Loader

16/08/2015 update:

SVG Loader Animation

SVG Loader Animation