No school like the old school. A quick way to give quick visual feedback in the Classic UI is to use the built-in icons in conjunction with a formula field. A source that I have used forever seems to work and then not work so I found another URL that seems to work:

Does not work – look below for working links:

Basic Formula I used recently to let the user know that the future class had not updated the page with Approval Updates (Status/Step):

if(Update_Status_Text__c = “Future”,
/* Page has not been updated by the future class */
IMAGE(“/img/msg_icons/error16.png”, “Refresh!”) &
” Refresh Page”,
/* All Good! */
IMAGE(“/img/msg_icons/confirm16.png”, “All Good!”) &
” Page Good!”

This is the original page I’ve used for years (No Longer Works):

Update (Mar 2019): And yet another good site:

Update (Feb 2018): Here’s another good site:

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