I would like to know how others handle the display of a "Progress indicator " in a web application.
Because if I call (Psuedocode)
It all gets done at once and the user never sees the progress indicator.
So, I was using a series of timers that were string to gather as follows
Timer 1 --> Show a dialog with the progress wheel on it and then calls timer 2
Timer 2 --> Do the work, update the page and call timer three
Timer 3–> calls hide the progress wheel.
But optimizing the timers is a black art in this case.
How do others handle giving the user an indication that “the app is grinding away: hang on for 4 or 5 seconds” ?