Simple Loading Spinners Animated with CSS3

Written by Kevin Liew on 16 Jan 2014
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Before CSS3 transition, we see loading spinners in flash website, and then AJAX component with animated GIF. Besides, animated GIF, we have seen VML & Canvas spinners too. Now, we have pure CSS animated loaders/spinners created with just HTML markup and CSS3.

Spinkit has a collection of good looking CSS spinners:

SpinKit uses CSS animations to create smooth and easily customizable animations. The goal is not to offer a solution that works in every browser. If you're building a site with users running IE9 and below, you'll want to detect support for the CSS animation attribute, and implement a fallback animation (e.g. a GIF.)

At the moment, it has 8 minimal and simple animated spinners ready to be used.


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Les 10 years ago
Hi, I love you loaders but am very new to creating web. I would like to use a loader in my Wordpress site. I have added the css and added the the html to a raw html file on a page. It works perfectly, however, how do I get the stop and disappear once the page has loaded? After all, isnt that what a loader is for?


Tashfeen 10 years ago
Awesome SpinKit collection! I'd also like you to go through these CSS3 Loader CodePens I collected. I guarantee you'll love them! Go to