In today’s technologies, everything is moving so fast especially in the internet. As a result, it made us used to a fast-paced browsing and made us more impatient. Good thing this issue can be mitigated by simply having an attractive preloader or spinner.

Well-designed spinners and loading animations can help entertain your viewers while they wait for a few seconds for your content to fully load. With the current technologies today such as JS and CSS3, you can have some really cool designs that will impress your readers, at most.

To help you get a jumpstart in finding that perfect design, we have gathered some of the best preloaders and spinners under one article for you to conveniently browse on. This compilation contains various designs and animations that can be a great source of inspiration for designers or a nice freebie resource for front-end developers.

Rainbow Loader

This first spinner design is sure to get the attention of your visitors. It’s designed with the vibrant colors of the rainbow and is made even more entertaining through its sleek and coordinated animation.
rainbow spinner design

Zero element

Here we have 2 various loading animations (horizontal and radial) in flat designs.
flat minimal design

CSS laoder

These loaders have clean and stylish animations that would fit well to minimal and modern website designs.
loader code free

Single-Element Loader Mixins

This set of loaders and spinners contains a total of 10 designs.
loader element designs


SpinThatShit is a set of SCSS spinners and loaders that varies in bar, dots, circles, and squares.
spinner designs free


These loading designs were created using SVG and CSS technology. The set is composed of 12 various loaders.
svg loader designs


This set is a collection of HTML & CSS spinners that comes in various shapes and animations. It contains 13 designs.
spinners free download

CSS Loaders

This next set contains 42 selections of loading styles in varied styles and motions.
css loading styles

mk Spinners

This set of spinners is available in 2 files and in codes as well (HTML & CSS). It includes 8 styles.
css spinner styles


These simplistic preloaders will fit perfectly for minimalist websites.
style animated loaders


This is a set of pure CSS loading animation that comes in 21 styles and can be downloaded in ZIP and TAR.GZ files.
loading style design

Tumblr-Style Cog Spinners

Here we have a set of cog-inspired spinners in various styles. It includes 24 unique designs.
gear cog spinners

CSS Spinners

These loading indicators are great with any websites. It has fun designs and most of them are also customizable through Sass.
minimal loading indicators


These spinners will surely mesmerize your visitors with their intricate animations that produce amazing weave designs. This is great for websites with mystery contents or anything that you can think of.
spinner styles free


This next set of pure CSS loading animations contains 28 performance-focused designs.
CSS elements free


Halogen is a collection of loading spinners with React.js. It is includes a total of 16 styles.
react javascript spinners

Pure CSS3 Loading

Here we have 4 circular loading animations, each with unique styles and elements.
css3 loading animation


This set includes 7 loading animations with various designs and colors.
colorful loader styles

Parrot Preloader

This one is a fun and creative loader that displays a parrot seemingly turning its head.
cute loader design

Simple Spinner

Simple Spinner set contains 10 styles. Some of them change colors, which makes them more entertaining.
clean spinner free

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Joan Mae Maguale

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