In this tutorial I’ll show you how can you set an animated loading image while page loads using Jquery and CSS. It is a great idea to show a cool animated image until your website is loading, it will improve your site’s user experience.

A web page load time depends on the page elements and it may be longer if your web page uses lot’s of images. Sometimes well-designed pages suffer for page load time. There are many ways to optimize your web pages to load faster.



With the help of jQuery and CSS, you can easily display a loading image until the page loads completely. Below is the simple code snippet will help you to integrate this feature on your website.
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Step-1: Include jquery on your web page.

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script>

Step-2: Create preloading class class in css to adjust animated image while page loading.

.preloader {
    position: fixed;
    left: 0px;
    top: 0px;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    z-index: 9999;
    background: url('loader.gif') 50% 50% no-repeat rgb(249,249,249);
    opacity: .8;
}

Step-3: Add the following HTML after the opening tag. This preloader div will show a loading image on page load.

<div class="preloader"></div>

Step-4: Add jquery animation on page to make it actionable.

$(window).load(function() {
	$(".preloader").fadeOut("slow");
})




Here is the sample script

index.html

<html>
<title>Display Loading Image While Page Loads using Jquery and CSS</title>
<head>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(window).load(function() {
	$(".preloader").fadeOut("slow");
})
</script>
<style>
.preloader {
    position: fixed;
    left: 0px;
    top: 0px;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    z-index: 9999;
    background: url('loader.gif') 50% 50% no-repeat rgb(249,249,249);
    opacity: .8;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="preloader">
</div>
<div>
<h2>
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</h2>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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