I have a visualforce page that executes a lot of loops and computations based on custom objects and it takes about 6 - 8 seconds for it to load completely. In the meantime, the browser displays a blank page and keeps spinning. Is there a way to show a 'Please be patient while the page loads' message until the results are loaded? I have used actionStatus in the past successfully, but it involved a user clicking on a button on that page. This time it needs to happen on page load automatically. Any pointers? Thank you.
EDIT: Just found this post that matches what I am asking here.