spin.js seems like a much cleaner solution to me. ajaxload.info will be missed.
I also was happy to see spin.js when I first saw it. Then I looked at my CPU meter. It was taking up 23% of my CPU.
The thread on hacker news likewise has similar findings of very very high CPU usage.
In addition, the minimized spin.js is 1.7k vs about 600 bytes for an animated spinner GIF.
I really do applaud the author of spin.js, it’s a great website and looks nicely done, but it’s not practical for actual, production use, at this time, in my opinion.
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