What should it look like?
Now, out with your crayons and butchers' paper and come up with something that looks good and will be a small file and animates well. Here's our design for the Western Australia: Land and People exhibition created for the Western Australian Museum:
Here we have used the loader after animating in the small elements (window, caption, title bar graphics, and text). This gives the user an entertaining build to the window (window elements stamp or fade in to place) leaving them with the text to read while the image downloads. Instead of leaving a blank window, the loader appears giving them an indication of how the download is progressing.
Here is the result, the wonderful life-size Carnotaurus sastrei on display in the Western Australian Museum's Perth exhibition site:
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