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May
29
awarded  Autobiographer
May
29
comment Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
We decided not to deviate from the expected and just stick with variations of The Wheel. Other things we tried just weren't clear enough.
May
29
accepted Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
May
28
comment Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
Ironically, I just found this moments after posting: Scrollbar on the left
May
28
asked Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
May
27
comment Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
Yep, in the end I decided to stick with the old standby. We're using an overlay to dim the content area with a "spinning circles" animation. It's doing it's job, so I guess there's no reason to change it. Like you said, go with the thing that they understand.
Apr
15
revised Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
Need to proofread more thoroughly! Added some extra info while I was at it.
Apr
15
revised Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
edited title
Apr
15
asked Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
Apr
8
comment What's the best web design pattern for a list of people?
"Table" is what I thought at first, but like you said it depends. Too many columns makes it hard to read rows from one end to the other, even if they are zebra-striped. And then the photos part means you probably can't make "thin" rows, so the sorting might need to be something better than "click the table header", as you may only see 2-3 rows at a time.
Apr
8
awarded  Scholar
Apr
8
accepted Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
Apr
8
comment Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
I think something along the lines of storing the error in the session and giving a return route to fix it via mentioned popup notice (If they are somewhere else) might be what I do, you've given me some ideas. Note taken on dependent actions - luckily it's not too relevant in my case. Thanks a lot, this is pretty much exactly what I wanted to hear.
Apr
8
comment Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
I definitely like the unload() idea in this case. As I said, the response time is pretty fast (also due to the simplicity of the operation). 99.9% of the time users simply won't be able to move that quickly, so the obnoxious prompt will almost never show. Frames are out of the question (personal distaste). Initially I had a small fixed popup with the response message, but they were a bit tacky - too many notifications (or my poor implementation). Continued->
Apr
8
comment The Usability of “Lightbox UIs”
The very first time I used a lightbox, I had people calling me with "Hey the site looks good but I noticed the back button doesn't work"... I had to tell them that it was "their fault", which really sucked.
Apr
8
awarded  Supporter
Apr
8
comment Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
That's a good point, but I think they will have a pretty horrible time with the rest of the CMS on a bad connection in the first place, and if so - it will be pretty much unusable (or painfully slow) to begin with. This is definitely relevant, and I will take it under consideration while searching for a better solution, thanks a lot.
Apr
8
awarded  Editor
Apr
8
revised Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
added 120 characters in body
Apr
8
comment Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
That's what I was doing before that made it feel laggy (but without the immediate state change), I will update my post with that information as well. I think showing the new toggle state and indicator at the same time will be confusing.