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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 - this helps to enhance the user experience.

Bootstrap “spinners” can be used to show the loading state in your projects. They’re built only with HTML and CSS, meaning you don’t need any JavaScript to create them. You will, however, need some custom JavaScript to toggle their visibility. Their appearance, alignment, and sizing can be easily customized with our amazing utility classes.

For accessibility purposes, each loader here includes role="status" and a nested Loading....


Default loader

Use a border spinner for a lightweight loading indicator.

Loading...


            <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>

          

Material loader MDB Pro component

Material Design styling for the Bootstrap Loader component



            <!--Big blue-->
            <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>

          

Loader colors

The default spinner uses currentColor for its border-color, meaning you can customize the color with text color utilities. You can use any of our text color utilities on the standard spinner.

Default loader

Loading...
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            <div class="spinner-border text-primary" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-border text-secondary" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-border text-success" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-border text-danger" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-border text-warning" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-border text-info" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-border text-light" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-border text-dark" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </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>

            <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>

          

Why not use border-color utilities? Each border spinner specifies a transparent border for at least one side, so .border-{color} utilities would override that.


Growing spinner

If you don’t fancy a border spinner, switch to the grow spinner. While it doesn’t technically spin, it does repeatedly grow!

Loading...


            <div class="spinner-grow" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>

          

Once again, this spinner is built with currentColor, so you can easily change its appearance with text color utilities. Here it is in blue, along with the supported variants.

Loading...
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            <div class="spinner-grow text-primary" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow text-secondary" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow text-success" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow text-danger" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow text-warning" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow text-info" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow text-light" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow text-dark" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>

          

Alignment

Spinners in Bootstrap are built with rems, currentColor, and display: inline-flex. This means they can easily be resized, recolored, and quickly aligned.

Margin

Use margin utilities like .m-5 for easy spacing.

Loading...


        <div class="spinner-border m-5" role="status">
          <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
        </div>

      

Placement

Use flexbox utilities, float utilities, or text alignment utilities to place spinners exactly where you need them in any situation.

Flex

Loading...


        <div class="d-flex justify-content-center">
          <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
            <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
          </div>
        </div>

      
Loading...


        <div class="d-flex align-items-center">
          <strong>Loading...</strong>
          <div class="spinner-border ml-auto" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></div>
        </div>

      

Floats

Loading...


        <div class="clearfix">
          <div class="spinner-border float-right" role="status">
            <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
          </div>
        </div>

      

Text align

Loading...


        <div class="text-center">
          <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
            <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
          </div>
        </div>

      

Loader sizing

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

For default spinners add .spinner-border-sm and .spinner-grow-sm to make a smaller spinner that can quickly be used within other components or, use custom CSS or inline styles to change the dimensions as needed.

Default loader

Loading...
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Loading...
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            <div class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
    
            <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
    
            <div class="spinner-border" style="width: 3rem; height: 3rem;" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
            <div class="spinner-grow" style="width: 3rem; height: 3rem;" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </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 speeds of loader, both default and material ones.

Default loader

Loading...
Loading...


              <div class="spinner-border fast" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-grow fast" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </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>

          

Preloading script MDB Pro component

Click the button below to see Preloading Script in action

Live demo

Usage

Immediately below the 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>

      

Buttons

Use spinners within buttons to indicate that an action is currently processing or taking place. You may also swap the text out of the spinner element and utilize button text as needed.

Default loader



            <button class="btn btn-primary" type="button" disabled>
              <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </button>
            <button class="btn btn-primary" type="button" disabled>
              <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
              Loading...
            </button>

          


            <button class="btn btn-primary" type="button" disabled>
              <span class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </button>
            <button class="btn btn-primary" type="button" disabled>
              <span class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
              Loading...
            </button>

          

You can connect buttons and spinners/loaders using JavaScript.



            <button type="button" id="btn-one" class="btn btn-primary">Click me!</button>

          


            $('#btn-one').click(function() {
              $('#btn-one').html('<span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm mr-2" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>Loading...').addClass('disabled');
            });

          
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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
  

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