Given that we are in an age where there are a lot of single page applications and AJAX calls are abound, are youtube style AJAX loaders a good replacement to the loading gifs? Its such a simple addition that makes a lot of sense. Is this usable enough to let people understand that we are loading some content and that loading bar is showing the progress?



  • Although simple, attractive and usually useful, I don't think we can say if it's going to be massively adopted or not. Some sites will use it, some won't. – PatomaS Mar 11 '14 at 14:49
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    I voted to close this question, as it is primarily opinion based. Predicting trends is a guessing game. – Code Maverick Mar 11 '14 at 16:20
  • I agree, and I also voted to close. However, you could get the question on topic for this site if you frame it around the usability of the technique rather than its (potential) popularity. – Charles Wesley Mar 11 '14 at 16:43
  • Progress bars aren't exactly a new concept. – DA01 Mar 11 '14 at 17:28
  • Thanks @CharlesWesley I have edited my question now to be less opinion based and more UX related. Hope this works! – Vinay Raghu Mar 12 '14 at 4:50

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