With geriatric Internet Explorer versions this site looks shite. This because Impossiblue is built with modern tools and would require hacks and workarounds to function in legacy browsers. I no longer have the patience nor the inclination to satisfy everybody. Impossiblue is an experiment and a playground – and my sustenance does not depend on it. As a concequence – to embarrass nobody – I have decided to lock you out. So, there.


Demo page for the article CSS throbbers – Part 2

Fig. Demonstrating a simple CSS throbber. Note that only a small part of the image is shown in the placeholder. This has been done to achieve a comparable user experience across the many different screen sizes and browser window settings out there. If you want to see Yan-o-pah as it was photographed in 1872, head off to the Google Art Project.

The waitForImage JavaScript plug-in for jQuery is used to hide the throbber once the image has fully downloaded. The plug-in should work with images referenced with src in HTML img tags and with images called via the background-image property in CSS.

In this example (with this throbber) the default slideUp() method in the plug-in distorts the look of the CSS throbber, so a function is called to hide the throbber as suggested by jvan27 at Stack Overflow. Dissect the page source to see the implementation.

If the page is reloaded/refreshed to repeat the demonstration, the browser cache should probaby be emptied first.

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