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I was wondering if it was a good practice to use a skeleton in a context of search and filtering or is it better to only use it when the page is loading and use a spinner on the list while filtering or searching?

As a result, I can have 1 item minimum or more than 20.

search & filter skeleton

  • How long does it take to get the results? – JonW Jan 21 at 16:34
  • Currently, It is not very performant, I would say around 2 to 5 seconds – Alexandre Broudin Jan 21 at 16:43
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The intent of a skeleton page is to shorten perceived loading time. If your filtering requires a re-loading of the page data, then, sure, it could make sense to use it there.

That said, and this is just my opinion so take it for what it is: I'm not convinced skeleton pages have much staying power to them in terms of them accomplishing what they were originally designed to do. People pretty much now know it's just a fake layout to make the page appear to load faster. And more recent studies I've seen haven't convinced me otherwise. :)

  • "And more recent studies I've seen haven't convinced me otherwise" Could you provide sources, please? – Alexandre Broudin Jan 31 at 10:46

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