Big Spaceship is in love with the preloader, and to share their love, has created an entire website dedicated to it called Pretty Loaded.
Once upon a time, in a land of sputtering dial-up connections, websites too ages to load. Folks yearned for the 100% mark. But as soon as that figure arrived, the beloved (or bemoaned) preloader disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Until now.
The â€œmuseumâ€ is a collection of Flash loading screens that play one after another (technically, each preloader preloads the next preloader), and each one features the year it was made, the client it was made for, the name of the site it loaded, the creator of the preloader, and its category.
Despite being the thing that normally holds you back from your desired content, Pretty Loaded is actually rather addictive, as each preloader is obviously well thought out, and in most cases, an apparent outlet for the creativity of whoever was stifled by the site they had to build.
Plus, Big Spaceship promises to continue adding to the infinite loader, so you can check back occasionally to see the new ones.