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The Best Ajax Loading Indicator Generators

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Recently, when I was developing the Post Admin Shortcuts WordPress plugin, I needed a progress indicator to show the user that something was happening in the background. So I Googled a bit and found quite a few sites where you can download or generate AJAX loading indicators. Here are the top 5 sites that I found:

(In no order of preference)

Load Info

http://www.loadinfo.net

Some really cool and unique loaders can be found here. You can also create variations based on each.

Chimply

http://www.chimply.com/Generator

Advanced options allow for almost unlimited variations.

Web Script Lab

http://www.webscriptlab.com/index.php

Super simple and to the point. Generate a loader in seconds.

Preloaders.net

http://www.preloaders.net/

Some of the best looking 3D loaders on the web can be found on Preloaders.net

AjaxLoad.info

http://ajaxload.info/

One of the original ajax load generator sites. And still one of the best.



Do you know of any good generators that I have not mentioned?

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quby4
quby4

http://loading.io provides svg format loaders and css / gif alternatives. it's also customizable. 

MusicVano
MusicVano

The alternative approach is using JavaScript to generate ajax spinner dynamically. AjaxLoader.js http://musicvano.github.io/ajaxloader - free simple library for creating ajax indicator with just a few lines of code and without any dependencies.

sdholbs
sdholbs

http://spiffygif.com is a more modern approach to spinner generation, with png sprites, and other workarounds for transparency issues

VanoPro
VanoPro

You can use AjaxLoader from Xeosoft http://xeosoft.com to create small gif animated images

Jānis
Jānis

OK, found the other icons on Preloadres.com, they are the best.

Jānis
Jānis

Only Preloaders.com offer alpha-transparency (in PNG), all others offer only GIF (or SWF). Unfortunately (for my case), Preloaders.com have only fancy 3D icons, not the formal ones.

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