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Why skeletons?

If you want to get more details about that, please read "NGX-Skeleton-Loader — States, Animations, Performance, and Accessibility for your Angular App" blog post at Medium

The idea of this component is make the process transparent and easier. So the main point is integrate this component with other tooling process, such as:

  • Server-side rendering;
  • Progressive rendering;
  • Any other that you like :)

It's totally transparent for you and you can integrate easier in your application, improving your user experience 🎉


Try out our demos on Stackblitz!


You can get it on NPM installing

module as a project dependency.
npm install ngx-skeleton-loader --save


You'll need to add

to your application module. So that, the
 components will be accessible in your application.
import { NgxSkeletonLoaderModule } from 'ngx-skeleton-loader';

@NgModule({ declarations: [ YourAppComponent ], imports: [ ... NgxSkeletonLoaderModule, ... ], providers: [], bootstrap: [YourAppComponent] })

export class YourAppComponent {}

After that, you can use the

components in your templates, passing the configuration data into the component itself.
  • ngx-skeleton-loader
    : Handle the skeleton animation and the skeleton styles of your app;


You can also define which CSS animation you want to use - even not use any, if it's the case - in your skeleton loader by passing the options in your component via



  • false
    : it will disable the animation;
  • progress
    - default: it will use it
    as animation;
  • progress-dark
    : it will use it
    as animation. Recommended if your color schema is darken;
  • pulse
    : it will use
    as animation;

is the default animation, used as the single one previously. If you don't pass the animation attribute, it defaults to

You can check the code details in the Stackblitz Live Demo Link


You can also define different styles for the skeleton loader by passing an object with the css styles - in dashed case - into the component via


⚠️ This is here only as a documentation, but it's not encouraged to be used. Please consider use it with caution ⚠️

Also, you can use CSS to add theme styles into your component. However, there are some implications:

  • You're using
    in your stylesheet, which means you are aware of any possible problem
    can create for your app at that level since it's based on
    DOM style scoping
  • You're adding stylesheet based on
     internal classes. It means that class naming changes on module's side will be breaking changes for your application as well.

As an example, your Component file is like this

import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({ selector: "my-ngx-skeleton-loader-with-theming", templateUrl: "./my-ngx-skeleton-loader-with-theming.component.html", styleUrls: ["./my-ngx-skeleton-loader-with-theming.component.css"], }) export class MyNGXSkeletonLoaderWithThemingComponent { /* ... code goes here*/ }

And your componennt HTML code is

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