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This article was published on October 18, 2015

    I’m addicted to loadingicons

    I’m addicted to loadingicons
    Matthew Hussey
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    Matthew Hussey

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    Matt Hussey was the former Editor-in-Chief for The Next Web. Previously he worked on the launch of Wired UK, ShortList and Mr Porter. He's b Matt Hussey was the former Editor-in-Chief for The Next Web. Previously he worked on the launch of Wired UK, ShortList and Mr Porter. He's been an active contributor to GQ, FHM, Men's Health, Yahoo, The Daily Telegraph and maintains a blog on Huffington Post

    The internet is full of little surprising things designers add to their builds of websites. Over on Reddit, a small community is posting their favorite loading icon gifs.

    Designers have even started just creating their own just to post on r/loadingicon. I’ve spent most of my weekend searching through them.

    Like old good subreddits, there are strickt rules. Gifs need to be a closed loop, and need to be animated either by hand or computer.

    Gifs derived from film, TV or other video sources aren’t allowed. Apart from that, designers are free to get creative.

    It’s moments like this that make trawling the interwebs worthwhile.

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