Pure CSS loading animation

I wanted to create a nice little loading animation that wasn’t your stock-standard animated GIF. Below is my result. I leveraged some CSS3 keyframe animations along with border-radius properties to achieve the overall effect.

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I’ve shared this little snippet on gist and codepen.io if you’d like to have a look around these great sites as well.

HTML

<div class="loading-container">
    <div class="loading"></div>
    <div id="loading-text">loading</div>
</div>

CSS

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

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

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

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

@-moz-keyframes loading-text-opacity {
    0%  {opacity: 0}
    20% {opacity: 0}
    50% {opacity: 1}
    100%{opacity: 0}
}


@-o-keyframes loading-text-opacity {
    0%  {opacity: 0}
    20% {opacity: 0}
    50% {opacity: 1}
    100%{opacity: 0}
}

@-webkit-keyframes loading-text-opacity {
    0%  {opacity: 0}
    20% {opacity: 0}
    50% {opacity: 1}
    100%{opacity: 0}
}

@keyframes loading-text-opacity {
    0%  {opacity: 0}
    20% {opacity: 0}
    50% {opacity: 1}
    100%{opacity: 0}
}

.loading-container,
.loading {
    height: 100px;
    position: relative;
    width: 100px;
    border-radius: 100%;
}

.loading-container { margin: 40px auto; }

.loading {
    border: 2px solid transparent;
    border-color: transparent #fff transparent #FFF;
    -moz-animation: rotate-loading 1.5s linear 0s infinite normal;
    -moz-transform-origin: 50% 50%;
    -o-animation: rotate-loading 1.5s linear 0s infinite normal;
    -o-transform-origin: 50% 50%;
    -webkit-animation: rotate-loading 1.5s linear 0s infinite normal;
    -webkit-transform-origin: 50% 50%;
    animation: rotate-loading 1.5s linear 0s infinite normal;
    transform-origin: 50% 50%;
}

.loading-container:hover .loading {
    border-color: transparent #E45635 transparent #E45635;
}

.loading-container:hover .loading,
.loading-container .loading {
    -webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;
    -moz-transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;
    -ms-transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;
    -o-transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;
    transition: all 0.5s ease-in-out;
}

#loading-text {
    -moz-animation: loading-text-opacity 2s linear 0s infinite normal;
    -o-animation: loading-text-opacity 2s linear 0s infinite normal;
    -webkit-animation: loading-text-opacity 2s linear 0s infinite normal;
    animation: loading-text-opacity 2s linear 0s infinite normal;
    color: #ffffff;
    font-family: "Helvetica Neue", "Helvetica", "Arial", sans-serif;
    font-size: 10px;
    font-weight: bold;
    margin-top: 45px;
    opacity: 0;
    position: absolute;
    text-align: center;
    text-transform: uppercase;
    top: 0;
    width: 100px;
}

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4 Comments

  1. Mae
    http://bit.ly/10AaROz#comment-2019

    Mae

    Thank you so muuucch! This helps me a lot! Saw this post in codepen!

    Hey guys. after adding the css.
    you can add the below js script so it will fadeout.

    $(window).load(function(){
    $(‘.loading-container’).fadeOut(1000);
    });

  2. Jose
    http://bit.ly/10AaROz#comment-1772

    Jose

    Hi, im trying to use this, but is not working on my page, it just appear “loading” on a row and it don’t disappear.

    • Dom Sammut
      http://bit.ly/10AaROz#comment-1773

      Dom Sammut

      Hi Jose,

      This CSS animation isn’t actually loading anything. It is just a demonstration. When implemented in a proper environment this animation would work in conjunction with some javascript or other method to control when it appears / disappears.

      Cheers
      Dom

  3. noisysymphony
    http://bit.ly/10AaROz#comment-102

    noisysymphony

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