When you are coding in CSS and attempting to run the code, having a progress bar helps you know where things are at in the process. A developer has recently released CSS progress bars that are made up with SVG patterns. These patterns are pleasing to the eyes and provide a helpful visual reminder of the compilation of the code.
The animated effects are within the bar itself. When the percent compiled is low, the animation gets somewhat squished, which makes it difficult to see. As the code continues progressing through the running stage, the bar progresses. The animation is easier to see once progress gets to at least 20 percent.
A few people who tested these bars also noticed that there was initially no animation for indeterminate results. The developer went back and added that option at the request of the testers. This interactivity brings CSS developers together and makes it easier for them to enjoy seeing their code compile through the platform.
Some of the initial testers of these CSS progress bars noted that they look like decorative bandages with the animated designs. This could be a draw to the younger set of developers who are visual learners or who enjoy more visual effects of what they are doing. The animated progress bar does not slow down the process of running code, so there are no drawbacks to using these snippets.
A couple of testers also noted that the performance of the animated effect varies slightly based on the browser type and version of the browser. People who used a specific version of Chrome noticed a slower speed with the animation compared to other Chrome versions or browser types.
It is possible that the developer could add new animated effects over time. If the developer wanted to have more fun with it, they could add seasonal animations such as fireworks for New Year's Day or Independence Day, dancing pumpkins for Halloween or snowflakes for the wintertime. When people use it and like it, giving feedback to the developer allows for more future development of these fun CSS effects. For more information click here https://codepen.io/lucagez/pen/ReMLVV.