Skeletons are used to provide a low fidelity representation of content before it appears in a view. This improves the perceived loading time for our users.

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<div class="skeleton-overview" aria-busy="true">

  .skeleton-overview header {
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
    margin-block-end: var(--n-space-s);
  .skeleton-overview header nord-skeleton:last-child {
    flex: 0 0 auto;
    inline-size: 30%;
  .skeleton-overview nord-skeleton {
    margin-bottom: var(--n-space-m);
  .skeleton-overview nord-skeleton:nth-child(1) {
    inline-size: 3rem;
    block-size: 3rem;
    margin-inline-end: var(--n-space-m);
  .skeleton-overview nord-skeleton:nth-child(3) {
    inline-size: 90%;
  .skeleton-overview nord-skeleton:nth-child(4) {
    inline-size: 80%;



Determines which animation effect the skeleton will use. The default is no animation.

"pulse" | "sheen" | undefinedundefined

CSS Properties

CSS Custom Properties provide more fine grain control over component presentation. We advise utilizing existing properties on the component before using these.


Controls how rounded the corners are, using border radius tokens.


Controls the main color of the skeleton, using our color tokens.


Controls the sheen color of the skeleton, using our color tokens.


Usage #

This section includes guidelines for designers and developers about the usage of this component in different contexts.

Do #

  • Use skeleton component for dynamic content only.
  • Use to give the user an indication of what the page layout will be like once loaded.
  • Mimick the actual layout using multiple Skeleton components.
  • Use aria-busy="true" to indicate which area on the screen is currently loading and remove it or set it to false once loaded.

Don’t #

  • Don’t use Skeleton component for static content.
  • Don’t show placeholder content after Skeleton disappears that will change when the page fully loads.


For integration guidelines, please see Web Components documentation. This documentation explains how to implement and use Nord Web Components across different technologies such as Vue.js, React, or Vanilla JavaScript.

Integration Guidelines


If you experience any issues while using Nord Web Components, please head over to the Support page for more guidelines and ways to contact us.

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