Simple CSS spinners and throbbers made with CSS and minimal HTML markup.
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Latest commit 551b7c7 Sep 13, 2015 John W. Long 2.2.0

CSS Spinners

Simple CSS loading indicators made with CSS and minimal HTML markup.


All loading indicators are designed to be used with minimal markup:

<div class="loading-indicator">

Simply replace "loading-indicator" with the class name of your choice.


To use a specific loading indicator link the appropriate file:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/spinner/throbber.css">

Or, if you'd like to have access to the entire library of spinners you can link the root file:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/spinners.css">

Then apply the appropriate class name for the spinner of your choice to the markup:

<div class="throbber-loader">

Class names

The full list of loading indicator class names are shown below. To see them in action, visit

Class Description
.spinner-loader Spinning circles.
.throbber-loader Animated Facebook-like throbber.
.refreshing-loader Circular spinning arrow. Great for refreshing content.
.heartbeat-loader Animated beating heart.
.gauge-loader Animated speedometer-like gauge with rotating needle.
.three-quarters-loader Minimal three-quarters donut spinner.
.wobblebar-loader Animated wobbling progress bar.
.atebits-loader Staight out of Letterpress, an animated rotating Atebits logo.
.whirly-loader A comet-like rotating spinner.
.flower-loader An animated spinning flower.
.dots-loader Almost a rotating shell game. With dots!
.circles-loader Three rotating multi-colored circles.
.plus-loader Animated Google Plus-like loader.
.ball-loader A bouncing ball.
.hexdots-loader Similar to the dots animation, but with six!
.inner-circles-loader A filling circle with other circles
.pong-loader Retro tennis-like game simulation from the 70s.
.pulse-loader A pulsing circle. Shrinking and enlarging.

Customize with Sass

Many of the spinners in this collection can be customized by tweaking variables included in the Sass source files.

Install with Bower

You can install CSS Spinners with the following command, like any other Bower project:

$ bower install css-spinners

CSS is available in the css/ directory and Sass in the sass/ directory.


Contributions are welcome! See for details.


CSS Spinners is freely available under the MIT License. See LICENSE file for details.