Display a loading bar before the entire page is loaded

I would like to display a loading bar before the entire page is loaded. For now, I’m just using a small delay:

$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#page').fadeIn(2000);
});

The page already uses jQuery.

Note: I have tried this, but it didn’t work for me: loading bar while the script runs

I also tried other solutions. In most cases, the page loads as usual, or the page won’t load/display at all.

Answer

Use a div #overlay with your loading info / .gif that will cover all your page:

<div id="overlay">
     <img src="loading.gif" alt="Loading" />
     Loading...
</div>

jQuery:

$(window).load(function(){
   // PAGE IS FULLY LOADED  
   // FADE OUT YOUR OVERLAYING DIV
   $('#overlay').fadeOut();
});

Here’s an example with a Loading bar:

jsBin demo

;(function(){
  function id(v){ return document.getElementById(v); }
  function loadbar() {
    var ovrl = id("overlay"),
        prog = id("progress"),
        stat = id("progstat"),
        img = document.images,
        c = 0,
        tot = img.length;
    if(tot == 0) return doneLoading();

    function imgLoaded(){
      c += 1;
      var perc = ((100/tot*c) << 0) +"%";
      prog.style.width = perc;
      stat.innerHTML = "Loading "+ perc;
      if(c===tot) return doneLoading();
    }
    function doneLoading(){
      ovrl.style.opacity = 0;
      setTimeout(function(){ 
        ovrl.style.display = "none";
      }, 1200);
    }
    for(var i=0; i<tot; i++) {
      var tImg     = new Image();
      tImg.onload  = imgLoaded;
      tImg.onerror = imgLoaded;
      tImg.src     = img[i].src;
    }    
  }
  document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', loadbar, false);
}());
*{margin:0;}
body{ font: 200 16px/1 sans-serif; }
img{ width:32.2%; }

#overlay{
  position:fixed;
  z-index:99999;
  top:0;
  left:0;
  bottom:0;
  right:0;
  background:rgba(0,0,0,0.9);
  transition: 1s 0.4s;
}
#progress{
  height:1px;
  background:#fff;
  position:absolute;
  width:0;                /* will be increased by JS */
  top:50%;
}
#progstat{
  font-size:0.7em;
  letter-spacing: 3px;
  position:absolute;
  top:50%;
  margin-top:-40px;
  width:100%;
  text-align:center;
  color:#fff;
}
<div id="overlay">
  <div id="progstat"></div>
  <div id="progress"></div>
</div>

<div id="container">
  <img src="http://placehold.it/3000x3000/cf5">
</div>

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