Make the Impatient Wait: Free jQuery Preloaders

Looking for the ways to improve user’s experience on your site? If content and image loading is still your headache, look through today’s collection of free jQuery preloader plugins below and maybe you will find an effective remedy.

Have you ever noticed how beautifully the images are loaded on some websites? At first we see some kind of a loading icon, which informs the visitor about the progress in eye pleasing manner. The image is faded in only after its complete download. Undoubtedly, such technique is beneficial for website performance. Will you stay on the website showing no signs of activity or fragments of content? Maybe it is out of operation and you simply lose precious time…

jQuery preloaders won’t let the users leave your website. They add interactivity to the page, thereby creating the illusion of visitors’ engagement, which relieves irritation caused by actual delay.

Previous years preloaders were mainly flash based, but today jQuery and CSS3 have replaced the obsolete technology. This shift has made preloaders easier to use, yet saved their style. Besides, they are perfectly rendered in all modern browsers, which is not less important. So, if you want to make the users’ online experience better, consider the following Free jQuery Preloader Plugins as quick and easy solution which really works!

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PreloadJS jQuery Plugin

PreloadJS makes it easy to preload your assets: images, sounds, JS, data, or others. It provides real progress information when available and allows multiple queues, multiple connections, pausing queues and so on.

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jQuery Plugin that Preloads Images

This plugin is a good choice when you need to preload images for better user experience. Don’t make the users wait hovering over the navigation menu before the background image appears; don’t keep them waiting too long when they switch a slideshow any more! This plugin can also be useful when you want to add more images on the page through a ajax call.

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jQuery Image Loader Plugin

jQuery Image Loader Plugin is a JavaScript file released as a jQuery plugin that loads images in the eye candy way. This plugin waits until the entire image is downloaded and only then fades it in. It is also easily applied to wrappers.

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jPreLoader – A Preloading Screen to Preload Images

jPreLoader is able to create a preloading screen for your website before all the images (including the ones in CSS) are fully loaded. It is very convenient when you wish to preload all images on your page before showing them to the user.

You can also create a Splash Screen during preloading process to promote your products, introduce your project, display game instructions or advertise something to amuse the user during the waiting time.

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Caching Images with JavaScript and HTML5 Progress Bars

This loader informs the user how long it will take for the page to load and display. It demonstrates the percentage of assets that have been loaded, and when the bar reaches 100%, the content is revealed. This helps to prevent images from appearing half loaded.

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Spin.js Preload Plugin

Here are some major plugin features:
No images, no external CSS, no dependencies, highly configurable, resolution independent, uses VML as fallback in old IEs, uses @keyframe animations, falling back to setTimeout(), works in all major browsers, including IE6, MIT License.

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Loaders Generator

The generator lets you create CSS preloaders in few simple steps: select the css animation template, set 2 colors of your preloader, select desired preloader size, choose your animation speed and set “Yes” in Reverse animation for backwards animation.

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CanvasLoader Creator

The Heartcode CanvasLoader Creator is a free online tool which you can use to generate scripted preloaders for your HTML projects. The Creator uses CanvasLoader UI Library. You can create your free preloader in two easy steps: customize the preloader by changing its settings and click the ‘Download custom CanvasLoader’ button to download your example HTML file, or use the code snippet.

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Moomba Preloader jQuery Plugin

Check out Moomba Preloader jQuery Plugin and make sure in its utmost efficiency.

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Imagesloaded jQuery Plugin

This jQuery plugin triggers a callback after all the selected/child images have been loaded.

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jQuery Preload Plugin

This is a tiny image preloader using deferred’s promise object. Plugin has AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition) support.

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Preload jQuery Plugin

Use this JavaScript file for preloading images & CSS backgrounds as well as multiple background images. Make sure to load it up together with jQuery as it is a jQuery plugin.

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CSS & jQuery Preloader

Here you can learn how to create an animated preloader using CSS & jQuery.

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Sonic – Looping Loaders

Sonic is a small plugin you can use to create custom loading animations. It works great with looping animations similar to a snake that’s trying to eat its own tail.
Sonic uses the HTML5 ‘canvas’ element/API. It works by drawing a shape (by default a 6px square) at tiny intervals along a pre-defined path. You can define the path using the following functions: arc, bezier and line.

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CSS3 Loading Animation Loop

Here you will find out how to create CSS3 animation loops that can be used for many purposes, such as preloader for images with jQuery.

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jQuery Cycle Plugin

jQuery Cycle Plugin in fact is a slideshow plugin that supports many different types of transition effects like pause-on-hover, auto-stop, auto-fit, before/after callbacks, click triggers and much more. It also supports, but does not require, the Easing Plugin.

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CSS3 Loading Animation

Here are 3 simple yet smart CSS3 Loading Animations, able to keep your visitors interested.

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