View Full Version : loader for loading a very slow page
09-19-2005, 08:12 AM
The page actually contains around twenty or so wav files which take a while to cache.
(Yes, I know I can reduce the size of the wav files by compressing as MPEG4 or MP3 etc., but for reasons of no interest here, that is not convenient.)
Right after the <body> tag (before anything else) place the following:
<span ID="LOAD" Name="LOAD" style="color:black">Loading...</span>
<DIV ID="oContainer" STYLE="display:none">
At the very end of the webpage, before </body> (after everything else) place the following:
09-19-2005, 10:29 AM
Works like a charm - can't think why it isn't all over the place...
09-19-2005, 11:22 AM
<span id="LOAD" style="color:black; display:none;">Loading...</span>
//show loading message
document.getElementById("oContainer").style.display="block"; //show content
document.getElementById("LOAD").style.display="none"; //hide loading message
10-03-2005, 09:10 AM
Would there be a way to add an animated progress bar.gif to this seemingly static page loader? It doesn't work because any animation I have tried only displays the first frame and stops while the page is loading.
<DIV ID="slowScreenSplash" STYLE="position:absolute;z-index:5;top:217px;left:121px;">
<b>Please wait while the page is loading...</b></DIV>
document.all["slowScreenSplash"].style.display = "none";
I found it online. And while the guy who wrote it discusses .gif animations in regard to the above script, it also has the look of a static "page" before the page has loaded. They just don't seem to work.
Any ideas anyone?
10-03-2005, 09:48 PM
1. document.all is for Internet Explorer 4 which no one uses any more. More recent browsers use document.getElementById
2. Why take a slow loading page and make it even slower by adding to the code. Better that you redesign your site so as to not have slow loading pages.
10-04-2005, 11:50 AM
If I promise not to use any other other browser but IE (and I am willing to take the flak) can I use the 'document.all' method and still feel I have a life?
Must I use the 'document.getElementById' method? It doesn't always work on all of my pages, but 'document.all' does. (Isn't life a pain?)
You see, the project I am on will never, ever want to involve firefox or netscape users - for reasons that are uninteresting, but not an indication that I love IE.
You see, this will not be up there online...
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