Pulse loader

CSS, Animation · Oct 13, 2021

Creates a pulse effect loader animation using the animation-delay property.

  • Use @keyframes to define an animation at two points in the cycle. At the start (0%), the two <div> elements have no width or height and are positioned at the center. At the end (100%), both <div> elements have increased width and height, but their position is reset to 0.
  • Use opacity to transition from 1 to 0 when animating to give the <div> elements a disappearing effect as they expand.
  • Set a predefined width and height for the parent container, .ripple-loader and use position: relative to position its children.
  • Use animation-delay on the second <div> element, so that each element starts its animation at a different time.
<div class="ripple-loader">
.ripple-loader {
  position: relative;
  width: 64px;
  height: 64px;

.ripple-loader div {
  position: absolute;
  border: 4px solid #454ADE;
  border-radius: 50%;
  animation: ripple-loader 1s ease-out infinite;

.ripple-loader div:nth-child(2) {
  animation-delay: -0.5s;

@keyframes ripple-loader {
  0% {
    top: 32px;
    left: 32px;
    width: 0;
    height: 0;
    opacity: 1;
  100% {
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 64px;
    height: 64px;
    opacity: 0;

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