I'm using a customized initializing screen, referencing the link that was provided awhile back (http://docs.sitefinity.com/for-developers-use-custom-application-status-pages) but the content I display is just static text, and I can't link any internal animated gifs or images to use on this startup page because the content isn't available for direct link until the site finishes initializing - for example an image referenced within the site, shows a broken image icon on some browsers.
The only way I can seem to work around this it to link to another web site, and I'd rather not do that. Is there a better way to reference internal animations/logo images on customized initializing pages? I even tried to use some fancy styles in the <head> of the systemRestartingHtml string, but I'll get an error about a badly form string if I do. Maybe it's an issue with the semi-colons or @ symbols within (for animations).
While our users should not see this page often, I'd like those who do, to see an animated gif so that they know the page is loading, as it can take sometimes between 30-60 second to initialize.
Any suggestions as to how to reference images they way that the default Sitefinity initializing screens do?