What Is Loading Spinner?
Loading spinner is an animated loading progress indicator that can be used to indicate or visualize the current loading status (progress) while loading asynchronous content into the web app.
The Best Loading Spinner
Originally Published Jan 01 2018, updated Jan 18 2024
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jQuery Loading Spinner Plugins:
A CSS/SCSS library that allows you to display an animated, customizable loading spinner/indicator inside Bootstrap form controls like input, textarea, and select.
waitMe is a very lightweight (~1.55 kb minified) jQuery plugin for creating an Ajax loading overlay with loading text and animated loading spinner using CSS3 aniamtions.
loadingoverlay.js is a simple, flexible jQuery plugin which shows a highly customizable loading overlay with custom spinners while loading some data within a specific container.
A simple yet customizable jQuery loading indicator plugin which displays a fullscreen loading modal / overlay with more than 10 CSS3 powered loading spinners.
A jQuery plugin that uses CSS3 animations to create customizable and animated circle loading animations (also known as a loading spinner, loading indicator, and other terms).
Vanilla JS Loading Spinner Plugins:
An animated loading spinner built with SVG and CSS animations.
Pure CSS Loading Spinner Packs:
A small CSS/CSS3 library that provides a set of 20 fancy animated loading spinners created with three dots.
Simple loading spinners animated with CSS. SpinKit only uses (transform and opacity) CSS animations to create smooth and easily customizable animations.
Delightful, performance-focused pure css loading animations.
A collection of loading spinners animated with CSS.
A lightweight CSS library that helps you display an iOS style animated loading indicator while data in specific area is loading.
A set of 12+ pure CSS single element loading spinners which can be used to indicate the content loading status in an elegant way. Fully customizable via SCSS.