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Loading strategy: when should I fetch images?

I redesigned my data loading strategy following this answer. My page displays a list of objects components (on a single page, between 30 and 150 items, sorted by section of one to 5 items maximum). ...
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Should I display UI asap and populate it later or show a preloader until I get my data?

I am working on a data-rich webapp using Meteor. I was previously considering that everything I can load should be loaded asap, and every part of my page depending on data should have its loader while ...
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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 solution?...
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Lazy loading with sort [closed]

I am working on an enterprise app that returns quite a few results from search. The users wanted to have lazy loading on the search results but also require sorting. My devs tell me the sort will not ...
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Loading… play a game, patent

I recently read somewhere that loading games (games that the user plays while something is loading) were patented, and that the patent had been denied. I think (bad memory) the patent is from ...
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Examples/Opinions on using (Facebook-style) placeholder/dummy content during wait/spinner processes?

I've read some articles recently touting Facebook's use of dummy content and text and image placeholders during load processes, stating that using a spinner wheel w/messaging alone can increase bounce ...
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Loading time and page loader display (when to show)

I haven't been able to find answer to my question from the internet, so maybe someone knows how to help me. What is the minimum waiting time after when should a page loader be displayed to the user? ...
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How fast should a website load?

The title almost says it all. How fast should a website load? Searching this question brings a lot of different stories (most around 2011). Here they say that 50% of the users expect that the site ...
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Pros/cons of splash-screen with articifial loading delay

My firm has developed a small, domain-specific desktop GUI application. Being small, it loads fast (practically instantly) and initially presents a "home" screen, which in this app, is a kind of ...
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How to choose appropriate loading animation?

I am currently working on a project in which some screens require loading animation. Based on the information displayed after loading, I want to select the loading animation. There are several cases ...
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How to communicate that new content has been loaded without a loader

We have just released a new version of our app and the feedback I have got is: Issue with the app loading too fast when user is takin an action Problem: The app is reloading so fast when ...
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Decreasing Load Time

My client's web app loads a long list of content, and it's crucial that the amount of time it takes to load is the quickest possible. As of right now if the amount of content is under 25 "lines" we'll ...
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Modular loading

I'm building a web app that have 1 main feature and 2 sub features. The data that is displayed in these modules are pulled from a server and takes 1-2 seconds to load. I've chosen to save a cache of ...
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How to use “Greeked Text” —or fake content— to reduce anxiety in cases of long loading times

In cases where loading times are too long (more than a minute) does showing fake content or content placeholders while the application is loading data help reduce anxiety? I've only seen this in ...
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What is the purpose of the “Press any button to continue” screen in games?

In a lot of games, there are intro movies from the various companies. After that there often is a screen which blocks further loading of game assets and asks to press any button. Then it just ...
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Best message to display when migrating data?

The use case is this: users who downloaded a new version of an app will need to go through a data migration process after log in (which may last up to 1 minute) during which user data from an old ...
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Pagination or infinite scroll of categorised lists

We have an interesting challenge - we have a categorized listing and we need to limit the initial amount of entries to load. This leads us into Pagination vs Infinite Scroll warfare, but quite ...
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Apdex - Mobile users [closed]

I'm using both New Relic and Ruxit. They are using Apdex as measurement on the users load time. The problem I'm having is that the majority of my users are mobile users and I believe that its nearly ...
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Why show the user 'There are n updates since page load, refresh to see them' rather than adding new data

On a page which features a list of items (such as stack overflow questions or quora), the site often polls for data but instead of displaying that data it instructs the user to refresh the page to see ...
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Show loading animation while pre-loading page or load page and show animation while loading data?

There is a simple button. When it is clicked some data is loaded and displayed to the user. It may be some images or data that requires some processing time before it can be displayed and can't be ...
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How to avoid “Loading fatigue”

I work at a company where our users run into a loading screen frequently. We can't preload the data because it's rather random. Right now we have a loading bar, and after a couple of times seeing it, ...
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Is pre-loading images a good idea in my case?

I'm new to iOS app development and I'm facing this problem: In my app, 6 pictures are shown and then based on the user's action (right or left), 3 of them will be replaced with 3 new pictures. The ...
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Loading icon placement on login screen

I have provided the loading icon on the login button, but I am not 100% sure that if its good place to show loading icon. My question is Should I place the loading icon on the login button Should I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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. User'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 noise/...
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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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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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440 views

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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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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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 ...