Page loaders are often used on websites to give the user something to watch while the content is loading in the background, as well as signaling to the user that something is happening rather than just watching a blank screen while the page loads. Creative designers have come up with a multitude of ways to make page loaders entertaining, interesting, engaging, and even fun, so as not to bore the user. In this collection of pure CSS animated page loaders, we’ve gathered a variety of clever and unique examples for your inspiration. Perhaps you will be able to use some of them in your projects, or maybe they will inspire you to create your own unique spin on the genre.
Here are 9 variations on a theme.
9 squares that randomly animate into view in a larger square.
This group of hexagons that form a larger hexagon is soothing and engaging.
Using a relatively common idea among page loaders, this one kicks it up a notch from the basic dots on the screen.
This animation is playful and mildly captivating.
Simple but smooth, this is another variation of the timeless loading dots animation.
Another engaging and different animation that has some options you can play around with.
Although extremely simple, this one still gets the job done of captivating the user momentarily.
Similar to the previous 9-square animation, yet more methodical in how it brings each square into view and back out again.
A very cool, colorful, and clean animation in this one.
There are several animations happening in this page loader.
We’re always a sucker for the gooey animation effects, like what is seen here.
A very nicely done 3D helix animation can be found here.
Another colorful and fun animated circles page loader.
Looking almost cartoon-like, this one show how you can play with almost any shapes and lines to create a unique page loader.
How about taking the hamburger menu icon and making it a colorful page loader animation?
Here’s another collection of 9 different page loaders.
Don’t look at this one too long or you might end up hypnotized!
Another example of all the fun that can be had with circles.
This last one is a nice, smooth, and mesmerizing geometric animation.
Be sure to check out our other collections here on 1stWebDesigner for more inspiration, learning, and just plain fun!
This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure about affiliate links here.