Hello readers, In this tutorial, I am going to create a simple loading spinner using CSS. Showing Loader for the long-running process is common for any web application.

Simple Loading Spinner using CSS:

Here I am going to create a simple Loading Spinner using CSS.

CSS:

.loading {
position: fixed;
z-index: 999;
height: 2em;
width: 2em;
overflow: show;
margin: auto;
top: 0;
left: 0;
bottom: 0;
right: 0;
}

.loading:before {
content: '';
display: block;
position: fixed;
top: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.3);
}


.loading:not(:required) {
/* hide "loading..." text */
font: 0/0 a;
color: transparent;
text-shadow: none;
background-color: transparent;
border: 0;
}

.loading:not(:required):after {
content: '';
display: block;
font-size: 10px;
width: 1em;
height: 1em;
margin-top: -0.5em;
-webkit-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
-moz-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
-ms-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
-o-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
border-radius: 0.5em;
-webkit-box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em 1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) -1.1em 1.1em 0 0, 
rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) -1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) -1.1em -1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 -1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em -1.1em 0 0;
box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em 1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) -1.1em 1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 
0, 0, 0.75) -1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) -1.1em -1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 -1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em -1.1em 0 0;
}

@-webkit-keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}
@-moz-keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}
@-o-keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}
@keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}

HTML:

<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-6"><input type="button" class="btn btn-primary" value="Show Loading" onclick="ShowLoading();" /></div>

</div>
<div class="loading" id="divLoading" style="display:none">Loading&#8230;</div>

JavaScript:

function ShowLoading()
{
document.getElementById("divLoading").style.display="block";
}

Complete Code:

<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/4.0.0/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
<style type="text/css">

.loading {
position: fixed;
z-index: 999;
height: 2em;
width: 2em;
overflow: show;
margin: auto;
top: 0;
left: 0;
bottom: 0;
right: 0;
}

.loading:before {
content: '';
display: block;
position: fixed;
top: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.3);
}


.loading:not(:required) {
/* hide "loading..." text */
font: 0/0 a;
color: transparent;
text-shadow: none;
background-color: transparent;
border: 0;
}

.loading:not(:required):after {
content: '';
display: block;
font-size: 10px;
width: 1em;
height: 1em;
margin-top: -0.5em;
-webkit-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
-moz-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
-ms-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
-o-animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
animation: spinner 1500ms infinite linear;
border-radius: 0.5em;
-webkit-box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em 1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) -1.1em 1.1em 0 0, 
rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) -1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) -1.1em -1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 -1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em -1.1em 0 0;
box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em 1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) -1.1em 1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 
0, 0, 0.75) -1.5em 0 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) -1.1em -1.1em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 0 -1.5em 0 0, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.75) 1.1em -1.1em 0 0;
}

@-webkit-keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}
@-moz-keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}
@-o-keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}
@keyframes spinner {
0% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);
transform: rotate(0deg);
}
100% {
-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(360deg);
-ms-transform: rotate(360deg);
-o-transform: rotate(360deg);
transform: rotate(360deg);
}
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-6"><input type="button" class="btn btn-primary" value="Show Loading" onclick="ShowLoading();" /></div>

</div>
<div class="loading" id="divLoading" style="display:none">Loading&#8230;</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
function ShowLoading()
{
document.getElementById("divLoading").style.display="block";
}

</script>
</body>
</html>

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Conclusion:

I hope this tutorial of loading spinner using CSS is useful for you I would appreciate your feedback, comments, and suggestions.

Thank You.

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