25 inspiring loading animations (CSS and JavaScript)

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Published on 30. October 2020Last updated on 17. April 2021

The use of loading animations is ideal for bridging waiting times on websites and in web applications. Here you will find a selection of the most creative and inspiring loading animations!


Since the functionality and appearance of animations can be significantly improved by JavaScript, some come with JavaScript.

If you like a loading animation, you can simply copy&paste. 🙂 (Licensing)

#1 Dump Truck Loading Animation

Author: Jon Kantner;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS), JS;

#2 Square in a circle – Loading Animation

Author: Ray;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#3 Rainbow Loader


Author: Jack Rugile;
Coded in: HTML, CSS;

#4 CSS Text filling with water

Author: Lucas Bebber;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#5 Single Element CSS-Only Absolute Center Overlay Spinner

Author: MattIn4D;
Coded in: HTML, CSS;

#6 Material Design Spinner

Author: Fran Pérez;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#7 Loading


Author: dissimulate;
Coded in: HTML, CSS;

#8 Cog loading animation

Author: Jamie Coulter;
Coded in: HTML (Haml), CSS (SCSS);

#9 Cube loading animation

Author: Paul Grant;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#10 CSS loading animation 12

Author: Martin van Driel;
Coded in: HTML, CSS;

#11 Loading Animation


Author: Ioic;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#12 Pacman loading animation in one div

Author: Iddar Olivares;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (Less);

#13 Loading Animation CSS

Author: Tatsuya Azegami;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#14 CSS Dash Loader

Author: Cassidy Williams;
Coded in: HTML, CSS;

#15 Compose loading animation


Author: Brandon Mathis;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#16 CSS Loading Animation

Author: John Urbank;
Coded in: HTML (Haml), CSS (Sass);

#17 Only CSS Loader – Wizard

Author: Guilmain Dorian;
Coded in: HTML (Pug), CSS (SCSS);

#18 Random geometric shapes loading animation

Author: Tony Banik;
Coded in: HTML (Slim), CSS (SCSS), JS;

#19 Canvas loading animation


Author: Rachel Smith;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS), JS;

#20 XBox SmartGlass Loading Animation

Author: Adam Argyle;
Coded in: HTML (Pug), CSS (Stylus);

#21 Loading Animation MySensors

Author: Edoardo;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#22 CSS Pancake Loader

Author: Dario Corsi;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#23 Loading Animation


Author: John Heiner;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS);

#24 Rotate / Pulse Loading Animation

Author: Colin Horn;
Coded in: HTML, CSS (SCSS), JS;

#25 CSS Loading Animation

Author: Glen Cheney;
Coded in: HTML (Haml), CSS (SCSS), JS;


Which loading animation did you like best? If you have also published a loading animation on codepens, please let me know so that I can expand this list! ?

Still not enough? Then this could be something for you!

Note: All buttons are all published on codepen.io and not by me.

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