Is there any public research on effectiveness of activity indicators, progress bars, and progressive loading?
Activity indicators (spinning wheel) and progress bars are very common across many applications. A new approach I have noticed is when an application shows the containers of the page or content ...
I've got a desktop-focused web application where the user is going to be initiating tasks that take a long time. Sometimes, these tasks will take hours to complete (users don't have to do anything ...
In a web application I am working on there are some actions which usually take a few seconds or longer, depending on typical variables (connection speed, PC speed, amount of data involved, host load, ...