10 Best Loading Spinner Plugins In JavaScript And Pure CSS (2021 Update)

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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

This is a fresh, hand-picked list of 10 best loading spinner JavaScript plugins and CSS packs to help you quickly insert a custom loading indicator into your web project. I hope you like it.

Originally Published Jan 01 2018, updated Jan 19 2021

Table of contents:

jQuery Loading Spinner Plugins:

Simple Flexible Loading Overlay Plugin With jQuery - loadingoverlay.js

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.

Simple Flexible Loading Overlay Plugin With jQuery - loadingoverlay.js

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Built-In Loading Indicator In Buttons - Button Loader

Button Loader is a jQuery plugin for html buttons that trigger a deferred call and display a loading indicator in the button itself.

jQuery Plugin For Built-In Loading Indicator In Buttons - Button Loader

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Creating Loading Overlay with CSS3 Animations - waitMe

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.

jQuery Plugin For Creating Loading Overlay with CSS3 Animations - waitMe

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal Loader/Preloader Plugin - jQuery preloadinator

The preloadinator jQuery plugin helps you create a CSS based animated loading indicator that is fully controllable and configurable via JavaScript. Ideal for both loader and preloader.

Minimal Loader/Preloader Plugin - jQuery preloadinator

[Demo] [Download]


Skeleton Loading Screen With jQuery And CSS3 - avnSkeleton

avnSkeleton is a jQuery plugin used to create a customizable, CSS3 animated, Facebook inspired skeleton preview of your web content while waiting for async data.

Skeleton Loading Screen With jQuery And CSS3 - avnSkeleton

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Loading Spinner Plugins:

LoadingSpinner.js

A vanilla JavaScript plugin to show a basic, animated, SVG-based loading spinner on the screen when needed.

LoadingSpinner.js

[Demo] [Download]


loadingOverlay.js

A standalone JavaScript library to create a configurable loading spinner (overlay) with spin handles support.

loadingOverlay.js

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Pure CSS Loading Spinner Packs:

Three Dots

Three Dots is a small CSS/CSS3 library that provides a set of 20 fancy animated loading spinners created with three dots.

Three Dots

[Demo] [Download]


Single Div CSS Loading Spinners – css-loader

css-loader is a set of loading indicators/spinners built using a single DIV element and pure CSS/CSS3.

Single Div CSS Loading Spinners – css-loader

[Demo] [Download]


ispinner

ispinner is a lightweight CSS library that helps you display an iOS-style animated loading indicator while data in a specific area is loading.

ispinner

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Loading Spinner/Indicator on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Loading Spinner and JavaScript/CSS Loading Spinner sections.

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