AJAX Loading imageMarch 12, 2008
When I’m on the web and waiting for a partial page update (thank you AJAX!) and see a little loading image I think “aww, isn’t that nice”. It’s just good practice to let your users know that they have to wait for a few seconds until their content loads.
The last thing you want is a user waiting for something to load and not know that they are waiting. This will get them off of your page faster than Spitzer can say “They found what?!”.
Here is a site that generates loading images on the fly. You can customize it by choosing different styles and colors. Pretty damn sweet.