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Loader / Spinner

Bootstrap loader / spinner

Preloaders (also known as loaders) are simple animations that are used to keep visitors entertained while the page is still loading, which helps to increase the user experience.


Default loader

Default styling for Bootstrap Loader component



            <div class="loader"></div>

          

Material loader MDB Pro component

Material Design styling for Bootstrap Loader component



            <!--Big blue-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

          

Loader sizing

You can set different sizes of loader, both default and material ones.

Default loader



            <div class="loader"></div>

            <div class="loader medium"></div>

            <div class="loader small"></div>

          

Material loader MDB Pro component



            <!--Big blue-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

            <!--Medium red-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>


            <!--Small yellow-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper small active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

          

Loader speed

You can also set different speed of loader, both default and material ones.

Default loader



            <div class="loader fast"></div>

          

Material loader MDB Pro component



            <!--Big blue-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active crazy">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

          

Loader colors

For default loader, you can use one of our 9 default colors for loader border top. Use one of the following classes:

  • border-top-primary
  • border-top-secondary
  • border-top-default
  • border-top-danger
  • border-top-warning
  • border-top-success
  • border-top-info
  • border-top-dark
  • border-top-light

Default loader



            <div class="loader border-top-danger"></div>

            <div class="loader border-top-info"></div>

            <div class="loader border-top-warning"></div>

            <div class="loader border-top-success"></div>

          

Material loader MDB Pro component



            <!--Medium red-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-red-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

            <!--Big blue-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

            <!--Small yellow-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-yellow-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

            <!--Small yellow-->
            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-green-only">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

          

Multicolor loader

Another possibility for default loader to use is to combine 4 different classes and create your own multicolor loader. For this, use one of each "top", "right", "bottom", "left" color classes:

  • border-top-primary
  • border-top-danger
  • border-top-warning
  • border-top-success
  • border-top-info
  • border-top-default
  • border-top-secondary
  • border-top-dark
  • border-top-light
  • border-right-primary
  • border-right-danger
  • border-right-warning
  • border-right-success
  • border-right-info
  • border-right-default
  • border-right-secondary
  • border-right-dark
  • border-right-light
  • border-bottom-primary
  • border-bottom-danger
  • border-bottom-warning
  • border-bottom-success
  • border-bottom-info
  • border-bottom-default
  • border-bottom-secondary
  • border-bottom-dark
  • border-bottom-light
  • border-left-primary
  • border-left-danger
  • border-left-warning
  • border-left-success
  • border-left-info
  • border-left-default
  • border-left-secondary
  • border-left-dark
  • border-left-light

Default loader



            <div class="loader border-top-primary border-right-warning border-bottom-success border-left-danger"></div>

          

Material loader MDB Pro component



            <div class="preloader-wrapper big active">
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-red">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-yellow">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-layer spinner-green">
                <div class="circle-clipper left">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="gap-patch">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
                <div class="circle-clipper right">
                  <div class="circle"></div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </div>

          

Preloading script MDB Pro component

Click the button below to see Preloading Script in action

Live demo

Usage

Immediately below opening <body> tag put the following code.



        <div id="mdb-preloader" class="flex-center">
          <div id="preloader-markup">
          </div>
        </div>

      

The script runs until your page is fully loaded.

To change the Preloader go to mdb-addons/preloader.html in the folder of your unzipped MDB package and replace the existing (default) code with the new Preloader.

Default code



        <div class="preloader-wrapper big active crazy">
          <div class="spinner-layer spinner-blue-only">
            <div class="circle-clipper left">
              <div class="circle"></div>
            </div>
            <div class="gap-patch">
              <div class="circle"></div>
            </div>
            <div class="circle-clipper right">
              <div class="circle"></div>
            </div>
          </div>
        </div>

      

Getting started : download & setup


Download

All the components and features are part of MDBootstrap package.

MDBootstrap (Material Design for Bootstrap) is a free (MIT Licensed) framework combining Material Design and the newest Bootstrap 4.

Click the button below to go to Download Page, where you can download MDBootstrap package.

MDBootstrap Download MDBootstrap About

MDB Pro

Using components and features labeled as MDB Pro component requires MDB Pro package.

Click the button below to learn more about MDBbootstrap Pro package

MDBootstrap Pro

Tutorials

If you need additional help to start, use our "5 min Quick Start" or "Full tutorial" resources.

5 min Quick Start Full Tutorial

Compilation

To reduce a weight of MDBootstrap package, you can compile your own, custom package containing only components and features you need.

Map of dependencies of SCSS files in MDBootstrap:


    Legend:

    '-->' means 'required'

    All free and pro files require files from 'core' catalog

    'none' means 'this component doesn't require anything except core files'

    A file wrapped by `< >` means that this file make the base component prettier but it isn't necessary for the proper working

    All PRO components require 'pro/_variables.scss' file

    scss/
    |
    |-- core/
    |   |
    |   |-- bootstrap/
    |   |	|-- _functions.scss
    |   |	|-- _variables.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- _colors.scss
    |   |-- _global.scss
    |   |-- _helpers.scss
    |   |-- _masks.scss
    |   |-- _mixins.scss
    |   |-- _typography.scss
    |   |-- _variables.scss
    |   |-- _waves.scss
    |
    |-- free/
    |   |-- _animations-basic.scss --> none
    |   |-- _animations-extended.scss --> _animations-basic.scss
    |   |-- _buttons.scss --> none
    |   |-- _cards.scss --> none <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _dropdowns.scss --> none <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _input-group.scss --> _forms.scss, _buttons.scss, _dropdowns.scss
    |   |-- _navbars.scss --> none <_buttons.scss, _forms.scss, _input-group.scss>
    |   |-- _pagination.scss --> none
    |   |-- _badges.scss --> none
    |   |-- _modals.scss --> _buttons.scss, _forms.scss (PRO --> _tabs.scss)
    |   |-- _carousels.scss --> <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _forms.scss --> none
    |   |-- _msc.scss --> none <_buttons.scss, _forms.scss, _cards.scss>
    |   |-- _footers.scss none <_buttons.scss> (PRO: )
    |   |-- _list-group.scss --> none
    |   |-- _tables.scss --> none (PRO: _material-select.scss, pro/_forms.scss, _checkbox.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, pro/_cards.scss, _pagination.scss, pro/_msc.scss)
    |   |-- _depreciated.scss
    |
    |-- pro/
    |   |
    |   |-- picker/
    |   |   |-- _default.scss --> none
    |   |   |-- _default-time.scss --> _default.scss, free/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, free/_cards.scss
    |   |   |-- _default-date.scss --> _default.scss, free/_forms.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- sections/
    |   |   |-- _templates.scss --> _sidenav.scss
    |   |   |-- _social.scss --> free/_cards.scss, free/ _forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss,
    |   |   |-- _team.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, free/_cards.scss, pro/_cards.scss
    |   |   |-- _testimonials.scss --> free/_carousels.scss, pro/_carousels.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |   |-- _magazine.scss --> _badges.scss
    |   |   |-- _pricing.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |   |-- _contacts.scss --> free/_forms.scss, pro/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- _variables.scss
    |   |-- _buttons.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_msc.scss, _checkbox.scss, _radio.scss
    |   |-- _social-buttons.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _tabs.scss --> _cards.scss
    |   |-- _cards.scss --> free/_cards.scss <_buttons.scss, _social-buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _dropdowns.scss --> free/_dropdowns.scss, free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _navbars.scss --> free/_navbars.scss  (PRO: )
    |   |-- _scrollspy.scss --> none
    |   |-- _lightbox.scss --> none
    |   |-- _chips.scss --> none
    |   |-- _msc.scss --> none
    |   |-- _forms.scss --> none
    |   |-- _radio.scss --> none
    |   |-- _checkbox.scss --> none
    |   |-- _material-select.scss --> none
    |   |-- _switch.scss --> none
    |   |-- _file-input.scss --> free/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _range.scss --> none
    |   |-- _input-group.scss --> free/_input-group.scss and the same what free input group, _checkbox.scss, _radio.scss
    |   |-- _autocomplete.scss --> free/_forms.scss
    |   |-- _accordion.scss --> pro/_animations.scss, free/_cards.scss
    |   |-- _parallax.scss --> none
    |   |-- _sidenav.scss --> free/_forms.scss, pro/_animations.scss, sections/_templates.scss
    |   |-- _ecommerce.scss --> free/_cards.scss, pro/_cards.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, pro/_msc.scss
    |   |-- _carousels.scss --> free/_carousels.scss, free/_cards.scss, free/_buttons.scss 
    |   |-- _steppers.scss --> free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _blog.scss --> none
    |   |-- _toasts.scss --> free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _animations.scss --> none
    |   |-- _charts.scss --> none
    |   |-- _progress.scss --> none
    |   |-- _scrollbar.scss --> none
    |   |-- _skins.scss --> none
    |   |-- _depreciated.scss
    |
    `-- _custom-skin.scss
    `-- _custom-styles.scss
    `-- _custom-variables.scss
    `-- mdb.scss

  

Map of dependencies of JavaScript modules in MDBootstrap:


    Legend:

    '-->' means 'required'

    All files require jQuery and bootstrap.js

    js/
    ├── dist/
    │   ├── buttons.js
    │   ├── cards.js
    │   ├── character-counter.js
    │   ├── chips.js
    │   ├── collapsible.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── dropdown.js --> Popper.js, jquery.easing.js
    │   ├── file-input.js
    │   ├── forms-free.js
    │   ├── material-select.js --> dropdown.js
    │   ├── mdb-autocomplete.js
    │   ├── preloading.js
    │   ├── range-input.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── scrolling-navbar.js
    │   ├── sidenav.js --> vendor/velocity.js, vendor/hammer.js, vendor/jquery.hammer.js
    │   └── smooth-scroll.js
    ├── _intro-mdb-pro.js
    ├── modules.js
    ├── src/
    │   ├── buttons.js
    │   ├── cards.js
    │   ├── character-counter.js
    │   ├── chips.js
    │   ├── collapsible.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── dropdown.js --> Popper.js, jquery.easing.js
    │   ├── file-input.js
    │   ├── forms-free.js
    │   ├── material-select.js --> dropdown.js
    │   ├── mdb-autocomplete.js
    │   ├── preloading.js
    │   ├── range-input.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── scrolling-navbar.js
    │   ├── sidenav.js --> vendor/velocity.js, vendor/hammer.js, vendor/jquery.hammer.js
    │   └── smooth-scroll.js
    └── vendor/
        ├── addons/
        │   ├── datatables.js
        │   └── datatables.min.js
        ├── chart.js
        ├── enhanced-modals.js
        ├── hammer.js
        ├── jarallax.js
        ├── jarallax-video.js --> vendor/jarallax.js
        ├── jquery.easing.js
        ├── jquery.easypiechart.js
        ├── jquery.hammer.js --> vendor/hammer.js
        ├── jquery.sticky.js
        ├── lightbox.js
        ├── picker-date.js --> vendor/picker.js
        ├── picker.js
        ├── picker-time.js --> vendor/picker.js
        ├── scrollbar.js
        ├── scrolling-navbar.js
        ├── toastr.js
        ├── velocity.js
        ├── waves.js
        └── wow.js
  

Compilation & Customization tutorial

If you need additional help to compile your custom package, use our Compilation & Customization tutorial

Compilation & Customization tutorial

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