what are your opinions on loading gifs or spinners?
I have some pages on my site that take a second to load up, and I am tempted to have a translucent overlay and spinner, but it looks irritating I think. That said, the second delay IS noticeable.
I am at a point where I could have loading animations all over the place but I am guessing that there is an 'appropriate' use of them (best practice so to speak)
Thoughts on this rather open ended question are appreciated.