The last version of Internet Explorer, version 11, was released on October 17, 2013. This is a very long time ago when taking into account the rapid development of web technologies. These days it is often difficult and time consuming to get modern technologies to work well in this old browser. More and more frameworks are dropping support, and even Microsoft themselves has announced that they will fully drop support for IE in their own services in 2021.
Consequently, we have decided to not include support for IE in the Design Library website.
Luckily, there are modern options in active development. Please use Firefox, Edge or Chrome instead.
Loaders and spinners are used when a page, function or other content, is loading.
Loaders and spinners communicate to the user that their action is being processed, without telling them what is happening in the back end.
Use it when an action is taking time to process, for example when retrieving data, performing a calculation, viewing a page, or downloading or uploading files.
A spinner is a subset of loaders, since a spinner communicates that something is loading. A skeleton loader or a spinner on a page communicates for example that the content is loading and being retrieved, and that the screen is not frozen.