10 Creative Loading Effects for Your Website

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS8 months ago • Written by 13 Comments

People hate waiting. It is a fact that web designers and developers should accept. It has been quite a maxim that as designers, we shouldn’t make our viewers wait. This is because many people tend to get bored and choose a website that loads faster. And that, my friend, is a big no-no.

However, waiting is seemingly inevitable. Despite modern internet connection speeds, some browsers still take time to load web elements. So it becomes a need to make people still want to visit your website even if it takes a little bit of time when they load it. There are a lot of plausible solutions for this, and I have to say, that our topic for this article is one of these.

Loading effects are very good tools to keep your viewer in viewing your website. It is not commonly used and that could be an edge. If you don’t want your viewers to wait, then give them something to look at (or do) while they’re waiting.

I know what you’re thinking, where the heck will I find these loading effects? And how can I include them in my website?

Well, that’s why we’re here. We collected 10 of the best website loading effects! Here you go, try these:

1. Creative Loading Effects

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This tutorial is a thing of beauty. You’ll love this one because it does not showcase a single effect; you can choose from a wide variety of effects. Try and click the demo and play with it.

2. Spinning Loading

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With bold red words written ‘Loading’ in it, this snippet is also a creative way of letting your viewers wait. It is clean-looking and relatively easy to use.

3. Planets

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It’s both peculiar and cool to see these planets dancing. This effect could be very good for websites which adapts a cutey-patootsy layout.

4. Sinister Loadscreen

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Yes, this loading effect seems sinister and dark. But it’s a good effect to intrigue your readers by shrouding your website with some sort of cryptic and evil.

5. Yet Another Loading Animation

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This loading animation is simple and yet full of movement. You’ll love the rhythm of its motion. Perfect for music-oriented websites!

6. CProgress

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Cprogress uses JQuery to magnificently show a very cool and easy to use loadscreen. Be awed as you tinker into these lines of code because they are fully customizable!

7. Spin.js

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Spin.js will make your world and imagination spin! Using sliders, you can easily customize how you want your loadscreen to be. Perfect for Mac and Windows 8 lovers.

8. Alessio Atzeni

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This guy’s cool tutorial is very easy to follow since it uses CSS3 and HTML only. It also comes in three different templates to choose from.

9. Facebook-ish Loading Animation

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If you want your website to look like Facebook, this loading effect will be a great help. It adapts the Facebook load effect (the one that shows up when you load photos).

10. Flickr Style

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Here’s one for the Flickr lovers! You’ll love to put this in your website because the effect looking simple and edgy.

Conclusion

With the ten effects you just saw, waiting could never be as bad as web designers think it to be. In fact, your viewers will find it otherwise. They will love your website because even at the moments where they have to wait, they could readily feel the creative juice you just gave in for your beloved website.

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13 Comments Best Comments First
  • Jotpreet Singh

    Monday, December 2nd, 2013 10:54

    1

    Nice and good examples you’ve got here. I generally don’t like the idea of waiting for something to happen, but when it’s these loaders, I’ll definitely wait.
    Keep up the good work.

    +4
  • HeroWP

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 02:42

    4

    They look lovely. My favorite: CProgress. Thank you for sharing :)

    +4
  • Priya Darshini

    Saturday, December 14th, 2013 01:16

    10

    Awesome collection of loading effects. I was searching for a stylish loading feature for one of my angularjs app and that is when I landed here. Thanks for sharing :)

    +4
  • stevodevo

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 16:00

    6

    If you need a page loader, you may need to re-think your design.

    +2
  • Jeff

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 00:33

    2

    Nice selection and great techniques. Such an exciting time for the web. Already got an idea what to implement on my next project. Thanks for sharing.

    +1
  • Eduardo Magaldi

    Thursday, December 5th, 2013 21:06

    7

    If I click the images in this post I open… the images? Not the urls? Come on…

    +1
  • poornima

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 02:14

    13

    very nice examples

    +1
  • Nikhil Malhotra

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 15:56

    9

    Will try on future projects.Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • Agung Wiseso

    Friday, December 6th, 2013 00:56

    8

    Nice Effects. I like the Yet Another Loading Animation :D

    0
  • Vince

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 09:52

    3

    Hi,

    I found most of the loading techniques works great for the low bandwidth internet users.

    These days server and internet connections are very much powerful. I’ve hardly seen any website which is having loading effect.

    i’ve bookmarked your notes.

    0
  • Anirban Pathak

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 04:43

    11

    I found most of the loading techniques works great for the low bandwidth internet users.These days server and internet connections are very much powerful. I’ve hardly seen any website which is having loading effect.

    0
  • Rams

    Thursday, December 26th, 2013 17:30

    12

    GREAT STUFF, but missing some vital info;

    How about telling us how to integrate this?

    For example:

    How does the browser and the animation know the site is loaded?

    Thanks!

    -4
  • Spencer

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 10:15

    5

    These are awesome…Thanks so much for sharing! I will enjoy using these on future projects!

    -5
  • poornima

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 02:14

    13

    very nice examples

    +1
  • Rams

    Thursday, December 26th, 2013 17:30

    12

    GREAT STUFF, but missing some vital info;

    How about telling us how to integrate this?

    For example:

    How does the browser and the animation know the site is loaded?

    Thanks!

    -4
  • Anirban Pathak

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 04:43

    11

    I found most of the loading techniques works great for the low bandwidth internet users.These days server and internet connections are very much powerful. I’ve hardly seen any website which is having loading effect.

    0
  • Priya Darshini

    Saturday, December 14th, 2013 01:16

    10

    Awesome collection of loading effects. I was searching for a stylish loading feature for one of my angularjs app and that is when I landed here. Thanks for sharing :)

    +4
  • Nikhil Malhotra

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 15:56

    9

    Will try on future projects.Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • Agung Wiseso

    Friday, December 6th, 2013 00:56

    8

    Nice Effects. I like the Yet Another Loading Animation :D

    0
  • Eduardo Magaldi

    Thursday, December 5th, 2013 21:06

    7

    If I click the images in this post I open… the images? Not the urls? Come on…

    +1
  • stevodevo

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 16:00

    6

    If you need a page loader, you may need to re-think your design.

    +2
  • Spencer

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 10:15

    5

    These are awesome…Thanks so much for sharing! I will enjoy using these on future projects!

    -5
  • HeroWP

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 02:42

    4

    They look lovely. My favorite: CProgress. Thank you for sharing :)

    +4
  • Vince

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 09:52

    3

    Hi,

    I found most of the loading techniques works great for the low bandwidth internet users.

    These days server and internet connections are very much powerful. I’ve hardly seen any website which is having loading effect.

    i’ve bookmarked your notes.

    0
  • Jeff

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 00:33

    2

    Nice selection and great techniques. Such an exciting time for the web. Already got an idea what to implement on my next project. Thanks for sharing.

    +1
  • Jotpreet Singh

    Monday, December 2nd, 2013 10:54

    1

    Nice and good examples you’ve got here. I generally don’t like the idea of waiting for something to happen, but when it’s these loaders, I’ll definitely wait.
    Keep up the good work.

    +4

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