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Is there some technical reason why you're choosing to cycle through the values? Seems like even if the redraw was instantaneous, the usability would be poor because the interaction has an almost analog feel. Why not have the click open list from which the user can choose?


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OK, I'll answer my own question: I think the red, top-right 'Loading' message in Google Calendar is just wrong. I prefer the Gmail way: Orangey-yellow (not red), top, centered. It is interesting that three Google products (Gmail, Calendar, Drive) all have different approaches.


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I would do the following: Indicate that the status is clickable (use a link color or make it underline, or whatever you do within your app to indicate a link). This will let the user know they can click on it. Next, have a down-arrow next to the status that appears on hover. This way the user understands that they can click on the status (because it's ...


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How about decoupling the redraw from the AJAX request? Redraw the status immediately without waiting for the AJAX request to complete. A good example of this is on this very site--the voting buttons show immediate feedback when you click. They don't wait for the server roundtrip. It works well for both types of users. Power users can multi-click, while ...


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If you just want to open a calendar entry for a quick glimpse, you don't want to wait for the whole page to load and the information being blocked by some loading symbol, etc.. In this case, the page looks like it is already loaded, but if some information are missing you will quickly find the RED "Loading..." element, as is stands out because of its ...


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The idea would probably be to stand out but for some of us, our brains are so hardwired on colors that it gets very easy to miss it. Red is usually representing stop, error, critical etc. We have semaphores using red, error icons using red, traffic signs are using red to signal a potential danger. However, in Google groups and calendar I had real issues ...


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Getting there the loading at least somehow in last iteration or regression phase because of somebody fogot/made a mistake/other stuff was critical. Dev and designer talking about options and this position and size is least obtrusive to overall design but is at least in corporate red, to make it noticeable. Sigh from a designer (At least some 2px margins, ...


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Ideally, the user should not HAVE to search. We all know that this is impossible but reducing the amount of search/wait/select/wait/view/wait/not-correct/search-again/ is of paramount importance. Since you didn't leave a great amount of detail I'm just going to assume that you've refined your search to be maximally effective. What I know is that when a ...



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