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Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?

What is your opinion on having a sound jingle when starting the website or the app? Imagine hearing the brand name spelled out or sung out just once (5 seconds). The intention would be: evoking ...
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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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Why did Microsoft put close and minimize buttons on the Office splash screens?

Starting with Office 2010, Microsoft put a minimize and close button on the upper right corner of the splash screens of the various Office apps. But, the splash screen is up for such a short time, ...
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What are the reasons against using a Splash Screen for a website?

I have a client who insists on having a splash screen on their website and I'm trying to persuade him against it. I'd like a listing of reasons against the use of a flash/silverlight-based splash ...
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Fast-loading splash screen or flashy, progress-based splash screen? [closed]

Related Question Pros/cons of splash-screen with articifial loading delay This is a fairly subjective question, but in my opinion most discussion on UX is at least a little subjective. So ...
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Software startup screens [closed]

I know there is advice (and very good advice at that) to generally not have startup/welcome screens in software. Our software I think has a legitimate need for one, our free download is served from ...
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1answer
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Startup screens: “Show this page at startup” vs. “Don't show this on startup”

I'm currently working on an iOS app where the user is presented with a startup screen until the user disables it. I am insisting that this startup screen should have an already ticked checkbox that ...
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3answers
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Why “Press Any Button to Continue” screen in beginning of games?

Many games asked user to "Press Any Button to Continue" after splash screens before game menu. Is there any good reasons for asking that?
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1answer
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Introduction Screen Acceptable on Mobile?

I am making a calculator app that uses some new ideas for data manipulation. The details aren't important, only that the user needs to be taught new principles. Recently, there has been some talk ...
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2answers
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Website “splash screen” instead of homepage or with it

I'm building a small business webpage - just a few subpages with not much text, based on twitter bootstrap. Lately there's an example of cover which I really like and want to use as a splash screen. I ...
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2answers
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When is the most appropriate time to perform a web service check to see whether or not the current version is still supported?

I have an Android mobile application and when it starts up, I need to perform a check to see whether the installed version is still compatible with the my currently active web services. When I run ...
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3answers
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Why have a splash screen and best practices for native app

I am designing a splash screen for a native mobile app. I am wondering if expect for the brand identity there are any reasons from a UX perspective to include a splash screen in the app and if there ...
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1answer
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There is an appropriate time standard for the display of a splash screen for mobile apps or not? [duplicate]

Or it's depends on each case? I tested here with 2 second and found it very long. But a coworker told me that 2 second is the default. Is it true?
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CSS or Image for phone development [closed]

Considering how many screen sizes for Android, I am thinking should I put an image for toolbar or responsive background css image. I am developing a mobile web-site. CSS: Good for multiple ...