jQuery Progress Bar Example

In jQuery Progress bar example, I am going to demonstrate how to make a simple jQuery animated progress bar with percentage.

Follow the below steps to make progress bar like shown in the below image.

jQuery Progress Bar Example

Step 1: Add jQuery to your HTML

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.1/jquery.min.js"></script>


Step 2: Add a div (container) to body with the following CSS.

<div class="container"></div>
    width: 300px;
    border: 1px solid #ddd;
    border-radius: 5px; 
    overflow: hidden;
    margin:0px 10px 5px 5px;

Step 3: Append a div(progressbar) to container(div) with the following CSS.

<div class="container"><div class="progressbar"></div></div>
.progressbar {
    color: #fff;
    text-align: right;
    height: 25px;
    width: 0;
    background-color: #0ba1b5; 
    border-radius: 3px; 

Step 4: Whenever you want to change the progress, change the width of progress bar

function setProgress(progress)
	var progressBarWidth =progress*$(".container").width()/ 100;  
	$(".progressbar").width(progressBarWidth).html(progress + "% ");

You can see the Output here: Click Here

Step 5: We can convert the above code to a jQuery plugin.

(function ($) {
    $.fn.progressbar = function (options) 
        var settings = $.extend({
        border:'1px solid #ddd'},options);

        //Set css to container
        	'padding': settings.padding,
        	'margin':'0px 10px 5px 5px'

        // add progress bar to container
        var progressbar =$("<div></div>");
        'text-align': 'right',
     	'color': '#fff',
		'width': '0px',
		'border-radius': '3px',
		'background-color': settings.color


        this.progress = function(value)
        	var width = $(this).width() * value/100;
        	progressbar.width(width).html(value+"% ");
        return this;


Note: After minify, jQuery progress bar plugin size is < 1KB.

jQuery Progress bar is ready now, below are the  examples how to use it.

var bar1 = $("#progress1").progressbar();

var bar2 = $("#progress2").progressbar({color:'#145ABA'});

var bar3 = $("#progress3").progressbar({width:'400px',color:'#0A8F2B',border:'2px solid #0A8F2B',padding:'3px'});

var bar4 =$("#progress4").progressbar({width:'500px',color:'#B3240E',border:'1px solid #000000'});


jQuery Progress bar Tutorial

You can clone the script from : Github