“People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting”
Seems like I kept them busy decoding this loading bar :D

Recently, while browsing I landed on a page on StackOverflow.com where people were discussing about how I implemented this loading bar on CSSJockey.com. I could sense a lot of confusion in the discussion so thought I would take the mystery out as I love to share best practices. Here’s how you can create a loading bar in few steps..

Things You’ll Need

  1. A nice loading image: If you are good in creating animated GIF images that’s nice, otherwise you can create a loading image with this cool Ajax Loading Gif Generator.
  2. jQuery: We are creating this loading bar using jQuery so download jQuery latest version here.

jQuery Code within <head>..</head> tags

HTML Code within <body>..</body>tags

Make sure you add this code just below the starting <body> tag so it should be downloaded first.

CSS Code for loading DIV

View Demo

Use your imagination and create something nice & unique.

Your comment, suggestion and feedback is highly appreciated. There’s more to come to stay tuned…