Custom loading screen on Glitch projects


#1

Since Glitch projects sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity, when you enter the page (project I’m working on: https://libr.glitch.me) you face the Loading... screen. The only issue is that it doesn’t fit your website what-so-ever. Is there anyway to change it or is this comming soon. If there is no way to change it then I hope it will become a feature. ;D

(If I made any grammar/punctuational mistakes then please don’t complain)


#2

When you say ‘it doesn’t fit your website’ do you mean your own site as opposed to ours? We’re working at the moment on a more neutral design for the loading screen. We don’t have plans to make it user-configurable, but if we did it’d likely be a paid-for feature down the line.


#3

I mean user-made website’s. Not Glitch’s website.


#4

Thanks for clarifying - so yeah, hopefully the new more neutral Loading page design will be less of an issue for you once it’s in place.


#5

Okay, thanks! Also, I find that the page refreshes a lot when loading/intializing too, is there anyway to stop that since some users may have a bad internet connection and it could appear as an issue for them.


#6

We’ll also be removing that in the new design!


#7

c: Thanks for your help. I’m glad the refresh will be removed as it was quite annoying.


#8

Well I mean, you could always go with basic HTML.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Loading...</title>
<body>
<header>Loading</header>
</body>
</head>
</html>

#9

It won’t work like that! I’m talking about the built-in Glitch loading screen.


#10

I’m aware, they can make it possible to add a file like _glitch-config.json and add a value "loading": "./static/load.html" and add the file


#11

Ooh, I’ve not heard of that before. I’ll check it out later.


#12

Im saying this in general, they should make it like that so users have more control over it


#13

Ah,I see. I hope they do release something like that in the near future! :slight_smile:


#14

Me too! We can upvote it though!