how to set a preloader

Hello visitors, in this tutorial, we will learn how to set a simple preloader in an HTML website. Earlier, I have shared many HTML CSS, javascript, bootstrap-based snippets in this blog. Please make sure to check out those projects as well.

Preloaders, also known as loaders, are an animation that we see on a particular website screen while other website content is still loading. Developers use these animations to engage users while their heavy content website is still loading. A blank page with nothing loading doesn't look good, and there is a chance that the visitor will leave the page immediately, and the website's bounce rate will rise high. That's why the idea of the preloader comes to the mind of developers. In this tutorial, I have made a simple HTML website and applied the preloader to it. This is a time-based preloader which means after a specific time, and website content will appear. I have used a custom jquery code to get the effect. For a detailed understanding, I will recommend you to follow the tutorial and continue from there.

I hope you have watched the entire video. In this project, I first created a simple HTML website snippet with a fixed header or collapsing header. In this simple website, the title or the navbar will remain fixed even after scrolling the page. Besides, the homepage image, along with the text on it, will remain fixed. In the HTML mark-up, I have taken a div named 'loader_bg' and another div(loader) inside it. The first div will be used as a container, and the div inside will be used to make the loading animation. I have taken a div named "box-area" for the HTML website. This div element will act as the container or for the simple website. Inside a header tag, I have taken the logo and nav items. After the header section, I have taken another div element named "banner-area" as a banner text. At last, I have provided a div called "content-area" and included an h2 text and some random text in a paragraph tag.

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I have taken the margin and padding to zero to eliminate the CSS part's default margin and padding. I set the wrapper class width of 1170px and set a margin for making the content element center. I put the height to 100px and the width to 100% for the header section. To keep the header fixed, I gave the header set position and z-index value. After that, I used some basic styling of the rest of the HTML tags and gave it a minimal look.

I gave the parent div "loader_bg" a position fixed and z-index value for the loader animation. For the z-index value, the loader will remain top of all the website elements. Then I gave it a width and height of 100%. Now for the loader, I set a border and a border radius value. I gave it a width and height of 150px. I also gave it a position absolute and top-left value so that the animation happens in the center of the viewport. After that, I used CSS pseudo-elements (before and after ) of the loader class to style the loader and set an animation value named "loader." finally, I used CSS keyframes animation to create the animation. For triggering the loader, I used a timeout function in jquery and set 1500 values for it. If you want it a bit longer, then you can increase the time value.

How to set a simple preloader on the website [ Source Code ]:

for making this snippet, you have to take the HTML file and CSS file with related extensions. You can download the code from the code box. If you want all the files used for this project, download them from the button provided at the end.



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  1. Thanks for this awesome preloader! Are there any copyright restrictions for this code or is it free to use?


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