On my site, am using an ajax function
to populate a DIV tag. The function is in PHP and since it's connecting to other external databases it could take some time to load and, since it's in PHP, the user would not know something is happening and can get click happy!
So, my question is, dear chaps, whether it's relatively easy to say "show this animated loading gif whilst you go ahead and get the rest of the text". Then, when the text appears, switch off image