What is a loading animation?

What is a loading animation?

Loading animations are notifications that reassure users that the system is still handling their request. Some animations have progress bars that indicate how long it will take for data or content to load. This gives users a real-time update — or distraction — that makes waiting more bearable.

Are loading animations GIFs?

Loading GIF or, so called loader gif is an animation that indicates a loading process on a web-site or an application. Being an critically important part of web-site and application design and usability, mostly the animations are used to show that something is loading on the background (e.g. AJAX applications).

How do I show loader on page load?

How to show a Responsive loading icon or image while page loads.

  1. Add a div just after tag.
  2. Add some CSS to show the icon and bring it in the middle of the page.
  3. Now add some jQuery to show the pre-loading icon when the page is loading and hide when it has finished loading.

What is the loading symbol called?

A throbber, also known as a loading icon, is an animated graphical control element used to show that a computer program is performing an action in the background (such as downloading content, conducting intensive calculations or communicating with an external device).

What are the examples of loader?

A tractor with a scoop, for example: bucket loader, front-end loader, wheel loader, etc. A program routine that copies a program into memory for execution.

What is preloader?

A preloader — or what some call a loading screen — is the what you see on some sites before the main content of the web page is loaded. Their main purpose is to entertain site visitors while the actual content of the page is still loading in the background.

How do I add an animation to my website?


  1. Open any IDE here. I use VS Code which is free and developed by Microsoft.
  2. Create a project. In VS Code Add a workplace folder, open Explorer and add new file index.html.
  3. Code the home webpage you need in index. html.
  4. Do either step 4.1 or 4.2.
  5. Step 4.1.
  6. Step 4.2.
  7. Add the below script to end of head tag.