The 15 Best CSS3 Loading Animation Tutorials

The latest CSS3 properties have opened a multitude of new doors to web designers and developers. By just adding some exciting loading animations you can make your product, app or website more user friendly.

In this article we have compiled some of the best CSS Loading Animations Tutorials that would help you to create your own css animations without much efforts and hassle. We hope you would find these CSS tutorials handy to keep learning and improving your skills.

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Page Preloading Effect

In this tutorial we want to show you how to create a very simple page preloading effect with CSS animations, SVG and JavaScript.


Page Loading Effects

A set of creative page loading effects that use SVG animations with Snap.svg. The idea is to show an overlay with a interesting shape animation while new content gets loaded.


Creative Loading Effects

Some ideas and inspiration for loading effects on a website.


Loading Effects For Grid Items With CSS3 Animations

Learn how to achieve loading effects for grid items. The idea is to show items in a grid with an animation once they are in the viewport.


Creative CSS Loading Animations

In this tutorial we’ll talk about CSS loading animations also known as activity indicators.


Fun CSS Loading Animations

A little experiment with the cutting edge CSS animation to create a gif-like AJAX loading icon purely from CSS. The idea here is to try to manipulate HTML objects using only CSS and minimal HTML markup so we do not have to rely on gif images or JS.


CSS3 Loading Animation Experiment

In this article you’ll see an experiment about how to create a simple CSS3 loading animation.


Bouncy Animated Loading Animation

Just some funzies with CSS3 animations…


The Facebook Loading Animation in CSS

Today I want to show you how to make an awesome animation using multiple background images and linear gradients in CSS. We will build the Facebook loading animation using just a single HTML element.


CSS3 Only Spinning “Loading” Animation

We used GIF images to create animations for years, but they aren’t pretty to be used over gradients or pictures (no alpha channel, no anti-aliasing) of which modern web sites are full. There are many workarounds to animate PNG images instead, but here I want to show you a solution I found to create a “loading” animation from scratch, using only CSS 3, without images.

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CSS Based Loading Animation While Your Site Loads

Showing a loading indicator on startup is a common pattern in native applications that is becoming more common on the web. If you need to load a lot of resources when your web application is first loaded, you should give the user a clear indication that this is occurring…


Simple Pure CSS Loading Spinner

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a simple pure CSS loading spinner that uses only one div and one CSS class (along with a pseudo-element). It’s the most code-minimal I’ve seen, and uses not a single image in the whole thing.


Create a CSS3 Ajax Loading Icon Without Images

Learn to create CSS3 loading icons without images. They’re easy to create, scale, re-color, use on any background and don’t incur image downloads.


CSS3 Animated Loading Bar

Inspired by 37 Signals loading bar and making good use of Chris Coyier’s tutorial on CSS3 Progress Bars I set to work designing a bar in Photoshop and then replicating it in CSS3.


CSS3 Progress Bars


CSS3 Loading Animation

In this tutorial you will learn how to create 3 simple CSS3 Loading Animations.


CSS3 loading spinners without images

Learn to create animated image-less loading spinners such as used in a lot of web apps.


My name is Sarah Sparkle, a Web and Graphic designer. I am passionate about all things design related including web, character, and graphic design.
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