Preloaders will give your users a great overall user experience, thus reducing bounce rate (unrelated to your individual website performance).
What are Preloaders
Preloaders are CSS loaders that are downloaded before the user visits your site. The preloaders are then cached on the browser so that they’re available for all future requests.
Loaders sit between the browser and the server. Loaders manage how things get loaded. This allows multiple items to be loaded in parallel. By taking the load off the browser, the browser gets more time to do other things, such as browsing the content of your site.
They conceal load time
If your web pages are not loading on-the-fly then users will typically click on the refresh button. Preloaders have been known to save users between 5 and 20 seconds on average. By only loading items that the user needs, your users will experience less delay in the experience.
You don’t have to use the same preloader for every page
There are many different loaders available for web developers. They all work in a similar way and can be combined to suit the particular website design. The idea is to have a standard way of loading pages so that your pages are read efficiently.
Create more page-load
Not only will using Preloaders speed up the experience for your users, but you’ll also create more content on your website. This is a benefit to both you and your users. The main goal for you is to keep your users engaged for as long as possible and you achieve this by creating as much content as possible for them to browse.
They offer a better user experience
We all like to be able to load your web pages instantly, but most of us understand that doing so is a loss of time. You’ll lose track of your page once it’s loaded, you’ll lose the freshness of the content and you’ll also end up with a great deal of waste in terms of server resources. A great experience on the other hand ensures that your users get the most out of their page-loading time.
They work on all browsers
There are a number of browsers that use a more sophisticated technique of preloading called resource loading. However, you can use preloaders if you require your web pages to load instantly.
Once you have preloaded your pages you will be able to use the following techniques to keep your users engaged.
Use background-attachment to ensure that your browser only loads what you need. For example, if you have a navigation menu that you want to show, you can add a background-image to the menu. By preloading these menus you ensure that they load instantaneously.
How to create a preloader?
You can code a preloader in CSS, or you can take a shortcut by using a no-code animation tool to create a CSS loader and make sure the preloader looks and animates exactly the way you want it.
There are many benefits that come with using Preloaders. For example, they help you provide a great experience for your users. But they also help you save time in the long run. By avoiding the added load time, you’ll have more time to provide the best experience for your users.