[thelist] Page load progress indicator

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Wed May 4 08:35:59 CDT 2005

On 5/4/05, Chris Marsh <Chris.Marsh at callserve.com> wrote:
> Sam
> > Has anyone ever implemented a "page load progress indicator" for a
> > standard HTML/CSS page?
> I have done such a thing. When the page was called I displayed the progress
> bar, using for the bar itself a div with a background colour. I then used
> setInterval to increase the width of the div by a percentage over time. The
> onload event handler then turned the whole thing off.
> It proved very effective. Although it did not give an accurate idea of how
> much longer the user would have to wait, it handled user expectations very
> well as it gave a visual indication to the user that the page was loading
> and illustrated the rate at which this was occurring.

What happened to users without JavaScript?

Chris Heilmann 
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