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Skeletons are loaders used as placeholders instead of actual content prior to being loaded completely.


There are 4 different types of skeletons provided in GEL as MVP.

Skeleton types


Skeleton demo


  • Avatars, cards, charts, content blocks, lists, and tables are good candidates for a skeleton state.
  • Use rounded corners, even for rectangular shapes. Shapes follow the standard spacing guidelines.
  • Each shape should represent content in a recognizable way. For example, a long rectangle for a line of text or a circle for an avatar.

When to use

  • Offer a simplified preview of loading content to help manage user expectations while decreasing perceived load time.
  • Use skeleton on high-traffic pages, such as account dashboard, and pages with tables, lists etc.

When not to use

  • Instantly loading content doesn't need a skeleton loader.
  • A skeleton loader shouldn’t be used in combination with a spinner, choose the one that fits the use case best.
  • If a backround action is taking place such as importing data or exporting reports, consider using a progress bar instead.


Designer assets

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Developer API

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