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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Slick Ajax Site for Creating Throbbers / Spinners

Ajax throbbers (or spinners as they are often informally called) are a hallmark of Web 2.0 applications, invaluable for showing the user that something is happening, at least when an accurate and detailed progress indicator is not required. Now, thanks to Yannick Croissant, creating custom variations is easy (and free).

You can set the foreground and background colors, or set to transparent (though depending on the colors you choose, it may cause the image to look a little ragged around the edges). What is more, this free service could not be easier to use.

Just go to ajaxload.info to get started. :)

A few examples that took less than a minute to create playing off the colors of this blog:

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