Waiting animations are ‘literally’ everywhere. Almost every second website created by an agency that is perfectly aware of modern trends and requirements as well as is worried about providing online visitors with an excellent user experience, is equipped with such a sort of dynamic element.
Although today we focus more on loading progress indicators that, as a rule, welcome online readers and strengthen the first impression, in fact, waiting animations occur in absolutely different parts of a project. It can be an animation that accompanies the transition between two inner pages, sections, or slides; it can be an animation that marks the submission of data or changing status; or just an animation that saves the day when the website crashes. It finds application in various fields and brings benefits in different situations. Whether you are going to populate every page of your site with it or just add a waiting animation to only one item, it will definitely help your users feel more comfortable and not irritated when they need to experience some pauses and delays caused by the system.
Since progress bars that aim to indicate loading status of a website are the most popular option, we have listed fresh examples of interesting variants of them. Let’s take a closer look.
4:20 Dead Obies
4:20 Dead Obies impacts newcomers with a content-intensive opening screen that is fully packed with letters, to be more precise with the word ‘loading’. While the website is loading, each symbol changes to another adding dynamics to a static page and imitating an info board at the airport.
NewsTech has a powerful high-tech vibe that accompanies every page of their website. The designer opts in favor of a data inspired pattern, which, by the way, is one of the modern trends nowadays that gives the overall aesthetics a cutting-edge feel. The waiting animation features the same surroundings.
Ferias Beach Park
Ferias Beach Park tries to convey positive emotions and a cheerful atmosphere inherent to a promoted place. The waiting animation ideally blends in and strengthens the general feeling through a lovely animated mascot.
Mad Max Fury Road
A page with a progress bar on the Mad Max Fury Road website is consistent in terms of design aesthetics. It has brand marks and features that are inherent to the new film of the franchise. There is a bold, massive title and rough graphics that perfectly echo with the general atmosphere.
Panda Raid slightly improves a standard linear loading bar with the help of a moving illustration of a car. Such a small trick allows killing two birds with one stone: first of all, it enhances the waiting animation, giving it a nice zest, and secondly, it reflects the idea of the project.
Wiser Digital features a small ping pong game. Although you cannot take part in it, nor can you control this, yet it has such a warm old-school vibe that it pleases the eye and brightens up seconds of delay.
Tenfold Creative welcomes online visitors with a series of catchy phrases: ‘Getting it done! No problem! Pulling it together!