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ThemeToast says

Has anyone ever considered people clicking away because they have to wait? Shouldn’t they have something to look at, at least? And the preloader doesn’t count.

I understand that they’re useful, but on large websites, something less intrusive might be better. But it might also not be better because you’ll still see styles loading. :/

Some templates/themes here make me wait 20seocnds plus. 2mb line. So I usually give up or remove the preloader with dev tools.

It’s people clicking away that I’m most worried about – But I’m probably just one of those impatient users

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ninzio says

+1 it’s a trend, website looks more impressive with loader.

anyway loader can be disabled. And there are type of loaders, where you can see both, loader and how site is loading content.

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GravityDept says

Answer: stupid designers and stupid developers.

If you need a preloader you’re loading too much. Hint: almost every site is regardless.

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subsolar says

... And there was a rule a long time ago that a site should load in 2 seconds..

But yes, it’s a trend now. Which gets me thinking – is this that the clients want?

In my opinion they just doesn’t understand that they want this, but nevertheless they are pulled by themes with preloaders.

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