Why you need to add a GIF Loader for some specific situation or circumstances or position or phase on any website or mobile application or any kind of desktop or web-based application? What is it’s importance?
You may have thought it or may not but it’s valuable. Why we actually use a GIF loader, what are the benefits that we can get?
You may have asked this simple question many times like, what is the actual importance of a GIF Loader? So, today I will discuss everything regarding the usage of a GIF Loader.
So at first, why we use this?
It’s specifically used for showing a progressive state, means something is happening in the background, so you just wait till it finishes off. Otherwise how will you understand that, there is really happening something in the background?
As an example, let’s say you are logging into a portal by providing your username and password, generally the request goes to the server, server processes it then send the response accordingly.
So, it takes some time based on the type of work and it’s complexity. But in between this time frame if any one has to wait without knowing what’s really happening or whether the request is accepted or not then he/ she may try again but as the request is still processing in the background, so it may cause redundancy.
You may ask that, can’t anybody wait till this time? No, the question is not about waiting, the person may wait but what I am saying is, make the user experience such a way that anybody doesn’t get confused. Because if anyone has to wait for 10-15 seconds after pressing a login button (as an example) without any information of what’s going on then it’s a matter of confusion.
So after entering my credential when I am waiting for the next step, at that point if a beautiful, functional GIF loader can be showcased which will state that “Please wait”, that means you will get your response very soon just have your patience till then.
So I hope you have understood why I am suggesting to use it or simply why we should use it. Now lets check out the benefits.
What are the benefits of it?
A better user experience
Whether it’s a website or mobile application or any software application, User Interface with Experience carries a vital role in every platform.
So keeping this in mind, in every transitional state (whether it’s Login, Logout, going to a specific page/ section, uploading something etc.) if you put a GIF Loader until the step finishes with a simple message, then it eases the overall experience of the users.
So to improve the User Experience or to take it to a great height we can’t deny the importance of a GIF Loader.
Users never get confused
Yes its another reason, also it’s associated with the previous point.
Suppose you are uploading something on a web application and the file is quite large in size, so obviously it will take some time.
In the meantime when I am waiting to get response regarding successful upload, if I don’t get any notification on whether the upload is running or not then how will I be sure that the upload process is already started and running in the background.
So in circumstances like this if you showcase a nicely crafted GIF Loader icon with a small line stating “Upload is in progress, Please wait” then I will be assured & think twice. So the main point is to notify your users, so that they don’t get confused.
It makes the site/ application more interactive
When you are building experience in web/ digital medium then you can’t ignore any single point of increasing interactivity with the user.
Using this feature also you are building the way towards better interactivity between the user and the website or application or software. How?
When you are uploading your picture on any website and if it shows a nice GIF loader during the upload by telling you to wait for a bit until it finishes, so it’s a point of interactivity because through this you are notifying your users that please wait as the process is still running in the background.
So considering each of this kind of points, if you add this feature then obviously it will make your site far more interactive.
So these are the benefits/ importance of a GIF Loader. Using it properly you can get many advantages as I have discussed. So what’s your thought on this?
In my next post I will share a complete list of online GIF Loader generator, so you don’t have to worry about the creation of it because I know after reading this post you have already started to think about it, so don’t worry. Generating a GIF is really easy. You will get my point when I will discuss.
Hope you got all the points I wanted to clear through this article. If you have anything to share or ask please give your comment.