These days everyone is in a rush. We’re so used to getting everything instantly at the click of a mouse that we’ve become impatient. Unless you’re over 30, you probably don’t remember the days of dial-up internet. We’d have to wait patiently for a few minutes for a web page to load up.
Now, with the majority of people having hi-speed internet, unless a web page is heavy with images, there are few loading screens. If you do come across one, you’ll usually see the same old dots in a circle. However, some unique examples of loading icons from various subreddits threads have appeared.
Page loading icons should loop and use a constrained colour palette. They should be fun enough to look at that they could distract a user while a computer or network churns away in the background. Growabrain’s Metafilter post links to some stellar examples of unique GIFs that distract users while the page loads.
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Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.