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Use lightbox to tell user page is loading

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Hey,

I have a form which when submitted uses a $.get(script, {}, gotoSite) query, which runs a python script and then redirects to the required page. The script takes approximately 30 seconds to run, so during this time i want to use a lightbox to tell the user that the page is loading.

 I had a look at jquery's lighbox, but couldnt see how i could implement it.
At the moment i load a 'laoding' html page at the same time as the $.get() function, then i close that page when the gotoSite() function is reached.

View bellow code:
<script>

    url = "cgi-bin/script.py?";

    function submitUsingGet()

    {

        ....

        $.get(url, {}, gotoSite);

        createWindow();   // This is where i load the html 'loading page'

    }

 

    function gotoSite()

    {

        window.location = "page.htm";

        closeBar();   // This is where i close the 'loading page'

    }

</script>

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Question by:bman87
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Have yo tried this method here.
 
You can replace the <iframe............
with your page....
 
http://www.weberdev.com/get_example-4431.html
Selvol

<style>
 

body {

  margin: 0; 

  padding: 0;

}
 

A {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #4D6E8D;

  text-decoration: none;

}
 

INPUT {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #8B92A7;

  border: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  background: #FFFFFF;

}
 

.dropdown {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #8B92A7;

  border: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  background: #FFFFFF;

}
 

TEXTAREA {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #8B92A7;

  border: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

}
 

A:HOVER {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #8B92A7;

  text-decoration: none;

}
 

.text {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #999999;

}
 

.small_text {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 9px;

  color: #8B92A7;

}
 

A.enlarge {

  font-family: Courier New, Courier, Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #4D6E8D;

}
 

A.enlarge:HOVER {

  font-family: Courier New, Courier, Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #8B92A7;

}
 

.comment_head {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #8B92A7;

  font-weight: bold;

}
 

.ok {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #008811;

}
 

.err {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #FF0000;

}
 

.head {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 26px;

  color: #999999;

}
 

.admin_head {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 30px;

  color: #999999;

}
 

.blog_head {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 20px;

  color: #949BA9;

}
 

.blog_head A {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 20px;

  color: #949BA9;

}
 

.blog_head A:HOVER {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 20px;

  color: #DDDDDD;

}
 

.subHead {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 18px;

  color: #8B92A7;

}
 

.menu {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #8B92A7;

  border-left: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-right: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-top: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-bottom: 1px dashed #E0DEDE;

  cursor: pointer;

}
 

.sub_menu {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #999999;

  border-left: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-right: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-bottom: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  cursor: pointer;

}
 

.admin_menu {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 11px;

  color: #999999;

  border-top: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-left: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-right: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  border-bottom: 1px solid #E0DEDE;

  cursor: pointer;

}
 

.selected_menu {

  background: #F3F3F3

}
 

.cptext {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 10px;

  color: #888888;

}
 

#fullPage {

	position: absolute;

	z-index: 100;

	background-color: #fff;

	filter:alpha(opacity=80);

	-moz-opacity: 0.8;

	opacity: 0.8;

	top: 0%;

	left: 0;

	height: 100%;

	width: 100%;

	text-align: center;

	line-height: 10;	

}
 

#siteLoader {

	position: absolute;

	z-index: 100;

	background-color: #000;

	filter:alpha(opacity=80);

	-moz-opacity: 0.8;

	opacity: 0.8;

	top: 40%;

	left: 0;

	height: 43%;

	width: 100%;

	text-align: center;

	line-height: 0;	

}
 

#loadImg {

	position: absolute;

	text-align: center;

	background-color: #fff;

	width: 100%;

	z-index: 100;

	top: 10%;

	left: 0;

	line-height: 0;	

}
 

#loadText {

  position: relative;

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 20px;

  top: 87%;

  height: 25px;

  color: #fff;	

  text-align: center;  

	vertical-align: bottom;

}
 

#siteDetailLoader {

  position: relative;

  font-family: Verdana, Arial;

  font-size: 10px;

  color: #fff;	

	text-align: right;  

  top: 5%;	

  right: 10px;

}

</style>

<html>

  <head>

    <title>Load</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css" media="screen">

  </head>

  <body topmargin="0" bottommargin="5" onLoad="document.getElementById('siteLoader').style.display = 'none';">

      <div id='siteLoader'>

        <div id='siteDetailLoader'>

        </div>

        <div id='loadImg'>

        <img src='YOUR IMAGE.gif' border='0'>

        </div>

        <div id='loadText'>

  Loading

        </div>

      </div>

      YOUR PAGE HERE

    </body>
 

 </html>

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