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Placeholder loading

Simple and flexible, css only, content placeholder loading animation.


Take a look at this examples, but keep in mind that it's flexible enough to play with elements as you need.

You can change the order, add avatar or image, change text bar sizes, etc.


Via npm

  • npm install placeholder-loading --save
  • @import "~/node_modules/placeholder-loading/src/scss/placeholder-loading"; - please modify the path accordingly
  • change sass variables if you need so:
$ph-direction:            ltr !default;
$ph-bg:                   #fff !default;
$ph-color:                #ced4da !default;
$ph-border:               1px solid darken($ph-bg, 10%) !default;
$ph-border-radius:        2px !default;

$ph-cols:                 12 !default;
$ph-cols-remove-odd:      true !default;
$ph-gutter:               30px !default;
$ph-spacer:               15px !default;

$ph-avatar-border-radius: 50% !default;

$ph-animation-duration:   0.8s !default;

Via bower

Just replace npm with bower: bower install placeholder-loading --save

Via cdn

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A simple html markup would be something like this:

<div class="ph-item">
    <div class="ph-col-12">
        <div class="ph-picture"></div>
        <div class="ph-row">
            <div class="ph-col-6 big"></div>
            <div class="ph-col-4 empty big"></div>
            <div class="ph-col-2 big"></div>
            <div class="ph-col-4"></div>
            <div class="ph-col-8 empty"></div>
            <div class="ph-col-6"></div>
            <div class="ph-col-6 empty"></div>
            <div class="ph-col-12"></div>
  • grid classes: .ph-col-2, .ph-col-4, .ph-col-6, .ph-col-8, .ph-col-10, .ph-col-12

  • elements inside: .ph-avatar and .ph-picture

  • use .big for bigger text line

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  • Catalin Zalog - Initial work -

See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details