Page preloader is a graphical user interface (GUI) element to improve the user experience of your website or web application. A page preloader is a short animation or loading message that is displayed while the page content is being downloaded and rendered in the user’s browser.
In this blog, we will discuss the process of creating a page preloader using jQuery, the benefits of page preloader, and a few potential disadvantages of page preloader.
Benefits of Page Preloader:
- Improved UX: Page preloader provides visual feedback to the user that the webpage is still loading. This feedback helps to improve the UX by reducing the user's anxiety and uncertainty about the webpage's loading status.
- Faster Perception of Speed: Page preloader gives the impression that the webpage is loading faster. It is because the user sees a loading spinner while waiting for the content to load, and this visual cue makes the user perceive that the webpage is loading faster.
- Professionalism: Page preloader gives the impression that the website is professional and well-designed. It shows that the website owner cares about the user experience and takes the time to implement small details like page preloader.
Disadvantages of Page Preloader
Slow Page Load: Page preloader can slow down the page load time. The page preloader itself requires loading time, and it can add additional loading time to the page. This additional loading time can lead to a slower page load time, which can negatively affect the UX.
The first step in creating a page preloader with jQuery is to create a basic HTML page. This can be done by creating a file with an html extension
Once you have a basic HTML page, you will need to add the jQuery library to your page. This can be done by adding the following code before the closing tag:
This code listens for the window load event and hides the preloader when the page is fully loaded. The delay (350) method adds a delay of 350 milliseconds before hiding the preloader to ensure the preloader is visible for a reasonable amount of time.
Suggestions: Dear Programmers, I hope you understand the coding concepts discussed above. You can now easily embed the above functionality into your project. Please leave any comments or questions about this tutorial in the section below. You can also suggest web development-related topics.
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