the time it takes a UI to respond to an action by the user and the effect this has on UX.

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How long should the delay be before a tooltip pops up?

I'm working on web site in which a "ribbon" submenu pops up as soon as the mouse touches one of the main menu items. I'm trying to explain to the designer that it should wait until the cursor has ...
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What is an acceptable response time for my ajax ui?

When I have to load new information from my web server via ajax after a user action, how fast should the information be displayed for the user in order to be a good working UI for the user?
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How long should a page take to load?

Back in 1997 Jacob Nielsen was suggesting: Currently, the minimum goal for response times should therefore be to get pages to users in no more than ten seconds Obviously expectations have sped ...
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Recording website speed

Are there any excellent sites out there that evaluate a website's loading speed at different levels of Internet connection? I have used this site in the past but the information is out of date and I ...