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How do I deal with a large variance in loading times?

I am currently building a piece of software for the company I work for. It essentially manages their documents including policies, procedures, and occurrence reports. One UX related problem I am ...
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Progress bar completing too quickly

I have a progress bar that takes place after a user uploads a file while the backend is running some processes. It looks like a standard progress bar that fills as the processing completes, like so: ...
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What is the most appropriate way to let my users know their data is taking a while to load? [duplicate]

For an application I'm working on, we have to make a call to a database where everything is tallied up and then displayed to the user. The problem presents itself in load time. Currently, it takes ...
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How should long loading times be handled?

I am currently working on a way for users to generate a file that can vary in size, and this requires a lot of back-end processing before the user can download the file. I currently have a loading ...
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Wait/load indicator: Use built in browser functionality or display a custom indicator?

We have a bit of a discussion regarding the use of wait/load indicators in a project I am working on. The scenario: A click on an "open document" link possibly leads to a 2-5 second wait before the ...
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Data syncronization standard

I have two questions about the standards of data loading from an URL (data syncronization). Here is my first question. I have an application with a slide menu, where each page has different data. ...
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What is the best position to show Loading Indicator?

I am developing a mobile app which would be available on iOS, Windows and Android. My app calls various web-services to load data . Now, I want to place a loading indicator but I am confused about ...
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Loading Time on Mobile Phone

I have a mobile feature where a user enters data into one form then hits send. We then load data to return back to the user. The big variable is the user's connection based on their mobile phone. ...
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Loading pages like facebook wall posts

Recently I am seeing there is change is UX pattern while loading many sites. They no longer show loaders/block screens. They display empty blocks and as soon as data is available replaces with same. ...
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Is the marquee loading bar bad for user experience?

What is a Marquee loading bar? The highlighted part of the progress bar moves repeatedly along the length of the bar. You can start and stop the animation, and control its speed. Marquee progress ...
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What are some accepted styles of Greeking for loading content?

There's a technique that Facebook uses in their Timeline where it'll show fake "content" blocks while it's waiting for the real content to load. From a distance, it looks like the content has already ...
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How to indicate an element is loading without animation?

I'm working on a product detail page that contains a 'Table of Contents'. Due to some not so great API work, I'm in a weird situation. It takes between 10-20 seconds for the app to check if there is ...
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Loading message

I have page that contains a list of tenants that are currently active. To add a new one, there is a link to a full page form that adds the new client to the list of active tenants. This operation ...
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Does a loading animation on a websites initial load improve usability?

I'm working on a site where I am being asked to implement a loading animation on page loads. Essentially, the site will display a loading animation as soon as possible, which will go away once all of ...
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Is showing a blank page preferable to showing an empty one?

TL;DR: If you don't care about the context of my question, you can jump down to the images, under "Question." Background I'm modifying an exeisting web application--think "social network," ...
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With infinite scrolling/pagination, how should I handle the user loading page 2, but there being new content on page 1?

Say we're looking at a website like Reddit or Facebook where there's infinite scrolling involved, and things aren't necessarily sorted by time, but are sorted by some relevance factor that decides the ...
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What UX considerations would have gone into the YouTube loading bar at the top of the screen? [closed]

When navigating from one page to another on YouTube, it shows a thin red loading bar at the top of the screen. I didn't even notice it before someone pointed it. What UX factors could have gone into ...
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What's the best button progressbar?

I've made a sketch of different button progressbars, but I need to know which is the best one and why based on a few key factors: Perceived speed (fastest). Noise/Distraction level (least ...
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Perceived Performance vs. Actual Performance: How to bypass lengthly loading spinners?

I have a loading spinner in between the login and dashboard sections of my mobile app. For "regular" users it would spin for a short, reasonable time (1-4sec) but for other users it may spin for 20 or ...
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What to show while a game is loading?

I would like to know what is the best solution to show while a game is loading? Do you think just showing a loading bar is enough, or is entertaining with a mini-game, like snake, the better ...
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Where is the threshold between loading custom and browser loading buttons?

A number of browsers now have an icon within tabs that show when a page is loading. At what point is it acceptable to prefer to use the icon in the tab to display loading information rather than a ...
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How to best deal with slow page load

I'm working on a web project that displays a map to the user, using google map's JavaScript API. Inside the map, I will populate markers to display data to the user. Now, my problem is that my data is ...
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Loading GIFs, too many or too few

what are your opinions on loading gifs or spinners? I have some pages on my site that take a second to load up, and I am tempted to have a translucent overlay and spinner, but it looks irritating I ...
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Best practice: show load indicator and wait until completion or give error afterwards?

I've got an app in which the user has to wait about 1-2 seconds before confirmation by the server. It basically exists of 1) uploading a picture and 2) sending a request to a cloud server. After both ...
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Does user care about the details while loading?

I need to load some information on Android devices and showing a progress bar immediately came to my mind. Now here's the problem: The time it takes to get the content ready(download/decode/buffer) ...
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Displaying results in actionable form while they are still loading and rearranging

I'm working on an web-app which extracts information from user generated tips and reviews about places. Analysing is quite time consuming so extracted data has to be loaded/appended dynamically ...
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How to interpret Google Analytics Site Speed data [closed]

I'm seeing fairly regular jumps in my website's page load time and I'm trying to determine with confidence that this is due to being on a shared host. It seems there is a strong correlation between ...
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Loading time on mobile apps - user's experience and expectations

Every mobile app that loads data from the internet (and others too) has some time when the app is, well, loading data, and the user has to wait for the operation to finish. My questions are: Is ...
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Which indefinite progress spinner is better? [closed]

I have two styles of "indefinite progress" spinner to choose from: They are both variations of the typical , but The First spins the entire image, while The Second rotates which shade of grey ...
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Are one-page web apps always better?

Does anyone have some instances or cases where onepage web applications (for example, a lot of AngularJS apps) are inferior to full loading pages? I'm not including technology, SEO, etc. Only from a ...
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Does Loading page need a cancel button?

In recent work, I came across a problem when designing a loading page for an APP. Other coworkers suggest adding a cancel button on the loading page so that users can cancel loading when they don't ...
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Will forcing response time to the average time as a minimum improve UX?

I have a situation where my Ajax call response time could vary from 14ms to 600ms, because of the complexity of a Query they could make. From my experience Users take for granted those 20-80 ms round ...
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A possible way to make a page load immediately even on slow connections

I don't know if someone has already come up with a swiss-knife solution to the problem, but I want to discuss a possible one with you. Suppose that you are on a "New Post" type page and have to do ...
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Is adding a sleep to my code to be able to show a loading icon effective for informing the user

I have follow / un follow feature on my website. Currently, you click the button and using PHP and AJAX I change the button background colour. This is a simple action for the website so doesn't take ...
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Is a Loading label / notification on link click / redirect necessary?

Is a Loading label / notification on link click / redirect necessary? Nowadays if I click a link the only sign that something is happening or processing is that the favicon on the tab changes into a ...
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loading/processing operation, full-page or localized?

In a web aplication with lots of possible operations is it better to have a full-page overlay while loading/processing opertations or to have localized loadings for each operation. I think the ...
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What is the optimal load time for a website before users abandon a mobile application or website?

Obviously the goal is for an application to load almost instantly but I am curious as to what the average time would be before users perceive an application or website as "too slow". So, I'm curious ...
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Loading dynamic or location based content

What is the best way to approach loading states of content that is localized or geo-located? In the attached example, I am loading the closest doctor and information related to such based on browser ...
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What are the benefits of the new Marks and Spencer large image fade?

Marks and Spencer recently rolled out their new site. For those that haven't seen it, take a look, works well. http://www.marksandspencer.com/ Did you notice that the large image fills the screen at ...
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Feedback during long multipart operations

I tend to deal with the UI parts of a large product we are building where I work, today I had a disagreement with my boss about how to handle some potentially long operations on the android app which ...
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Letting the user wait for shorten a link?

I have an application where I show a list of news. These news can be shared by the user (simple share-intent you can see in almost every android-application). However, I don't want the user to send ...
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Animated striped progress bar?

Having animated stripes on a progress bar might be useful to indicate that the system is still running and the computer did not hang up. Should the stripes be on the entire progress bar (with ...
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How might Windows show a loading status instead of just freezing?

Every now and then, you'll have a bunch of desktop applications open in Windows. Let's say you have a word processor, a web browser, a music player, and video game open simultaneously. All of these ...
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How to load long-time-taking content?

We have a page that takes very long to load (approx. 15 seconds, might be even more for some clients) as the data it generates is heavy and slow. While we are trying to directly speed it up, 15 is ...
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Clockwise or counter-clockwise loading animation

Is there any rule for using CW or CCW loading animation? Does CCW animation means "slow" or "rollback" or something? Or maybe CW direction means going forward, straight direction etc? UPDATE: due ...
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The dreaded “loading page please wait” page

I've noticed that almost every site, when bouncing from page to page, takes a user to a blank white page while the content loads. Obviously that has to do with HTML loading thus showing them a blank ...
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Faster Image loading like facebook? [closed]

I noticed that, images on facebook loads probably in a little different way(besides resizing/cdn), like load part by part of the images and aggregate them into final image. Is my assumption correct? ...
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Do I need to inform the user that a view on an iPad app is loading

I am designing and building an iPad app. Some pages on the app are blank when you first navigate to them prior to the page loading. Do I need to inform the user that the page is loading or do I just ...
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Speed of loading panel

So, I've been wondering what would be the best technique when users are facing a loading panel. When we're not sure how long an action would take, it's common practice to use marquee progress bars or ...
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Is showing a loader inside a button on mobile a good practice?

On many apps the "loading" state is displayed inside a blank screen. I was considering having it directly inside the touched button but I wanted to know if it's something common. I don't have example ...