Formally developed by Aaron Marquez of StackManiac, I have recently completely overhauled this stack to greatly increase the number of supported loading effects, extend browser compatibility to cover more web browsers and improve reliability with popular RapidWeaver themes and frameworks.
What is it? PageLoader displays a loading indicator or progress bar as your webpage starts to load. It is useful stack if you have pages in your website that take longer than the recommend 3 seconds to load. It promotes better user experience of content-heavy websites and gives a stronger visual clue that a page is loading. Traditionally these sorts of loading effects were a feature of AJAX and Flash websites. Our PageLoader stack uses pure CSS / HTML code, making it totally relevant for modern websites!
You can select from over 30 different loading effects in the PageLoader settings. These include spinners, progress bars, animated shapes, percentage counters and custom text. More effects may be added over time. As a bonus, you can configure the whole page to remain hidden until loaded, in supported themes.
This version 2.0 of PageLoader is a FREE update for all existing users, including StackManiac customers. If you purchased the stack after 1st August 2015, login to your Paddle Locker to download the latest version. If you purchased the stack from Aaron before 1st August 2015, please send me an email requesting an update and attaching proof of purchase. For new customers, this stack can be purchased securely for just £5.00 GBP, including VAT.
A free demo version of PageLoader is provided on the product page, so you can fully evaluate this stack before committing to a purchase. Documentation is presented on the website and some basic instructions are displayed in Stacks edit mode. Mouseover each setting to see a tooltip about what each one does.