The first of a series of frontend/backend interface changes, jQuery loading has been implemented on the main manuscript list. The reason for this is to give the user a better experience, the shell of the page loads instantly and the CGI code is called to populate the table. While it is running, there's a solid loading screen provided by the jquery-loading plugin. This feature will be extended to some of the other slow pages in the coming weeks.
Take a look at the screenshot below or live.