Login system and preloader
First of all, sorry if this was asked before, but seeing as how it is a fairly complex question, I don't know what keywords to search for. Anyway, here goes:
I want to make an admin interface, and for the login page, after the user inputs their credentials, I want a modal window (like that loading window on lightboxes) to appear that says "Checking credentials", if the credentials are incorrect, it displays an error, if they are correct, it then changes to "Loading assets" and then proceeds to preload all images and assets before redirecting to the dashboard page. I wish I could explain better, but I hope you get the gist of what I'm trying to say.
It doesn't have to be a working login system, it only has to validate that there's been something input into the fields. It has to use jQuery, like the rest of the site, no flash.
So, how would I go about making this happen? Any plugins that might help me out? I am fairly good with HTML/CSS, not so much with jQuery, but I am familiar with the basics (just not enough to do it without help).