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Questions tagged [loading]

The state of transmitting or receiving information.

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Showing loading state in document title?

Typically the document title would convey which part of the site you were on, e.g. Dashboard - MyApp - though sometimes apps like Facebook will indicate when you've received a new message using the ...
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Shoud the user be able to manipulate a list before it is fully populated?

I am facing a problem with a desktop app that, upon startup, should display a large list of items (Patients in a medical record system). Typical uses of that list would be as usual: Scroll up and ...
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Progress indicator position in iOS [closed]

Having a little bit of struggle while designing a iOS app. What do you think is the right position for progress indicator - right or left side of text? Checking for updates... or Checking for ...
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Usage of skeleton in a search context

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 ...
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How long can a loading screen be before it starts creating a negative user experience?

Loading screen originally were intended to distract the user from the fact that they have to wait for technical requirements to be fulfilled. Sometimes we see them used as a tactic by apps and ...
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Is there a name for this type of progress bar at the top of screens?

Lots of applications and sites (particularly SPAs or sites with lots of data to load such as YouTube) have a progress bar that is displayed at the very top of the screen. Does this have a special ...
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How to implement busy spinner with button

What should happen when a user clicks on a button that triggers an action that takes a short amount of time to complete, showing a busy spinner to indicate processing? [click]↖ => [click] ↖⚙ - ...
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How long should the user wait before providing reassurance?

I have an application with user login. When a user logs in for the first time, I show them a screen similar to this while the login process completes: The user's access must be validated before they ...
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What are the best UX practices to show that an autocomplete data for an input field in a form is loading?

I'm a developer working on a form, which fills an autocomplete input field with available choices. What would be the a good UX take to show that those suggestions are loading? I'm thinking on ...
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What's the purpose of a “Pause Animation” button on a loading animation?

Many of the loading spinners on Chase bank's rewards portal have a "Pause Animation" button below them. Is there a reason to include this below animations?
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Do loading bars freeze on purpose?

Many applications implement some sort of progress bar or spinning circle to indicate loading of significant size. In Windows 10 updates and some games, I've noticed that these loading elements ...
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iOS button morph to loading

In Android, the native button in material style has a "loading" state. This loading state can also be "disabled" state. It looks like this: HD Screencast - https://gfycat.com/...
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preloader for search form

I have a tool (webapp) that allows people to search my database. They are able to choose filters and sort their results, etc. I wanted to add to the experience to let the user know that their search ...
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How does a slideshow on a webpage affect load times? [closed]

I am designing a website which has a slideshow on its homepage, which automatically rotates through a few pictures. I want these slideshow images to have good resolution without unnecessarily ...
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Can I put Cancel so far away to the left?

I enclosed a sketch of my recent design. This is part of a screen of a game-related application which is currently searching for game updates. I am wondering if it's ok to put the "Cancel" button ...
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What is the name of this practice when a page loads?

It seems that some basic elements take their position quite quickly: and then others follow to form the final page: update (Apr 2018) I've noticed that youtube is also doing this...
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Page Load vs Fancy Design

The more complex/fancy looking a website is the greater the page load - we know this. My question is, does a slow website have more of a detrimental effect to the experience of a user then a hard to ...
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How long should a loading spinner take to do one rotation?

Whilst I'd always prefer an estimated time, I get that's not always possible, so we fall back to the tried and personally hated, loading spinner. I've always thought that having it do one iteration ...
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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

I am working on a small site which needs to load a large amount of data to show on the home page. The page container loads fast (~1 second) but then I need to retrieve data from a database and ...
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Skeleton screens with determinate progress?

I'd like to use skeleton screens to indicate when a page is loading. Usually, this is great—it makes the experience seem faster while still functioning as a progress indicator. The thing is, skeleton ...
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Load more and filter (not necessarily in this order)

The problem exposing might seems trivial to you. It still isn't clear for me which solution to choose. Saying that you have a input text where you can type anything. Beneath it a list of ten element ...
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Placeholder while loading

I'll appreciate your opinion: Is a visual "placeholder" for an image or ad or text-box give users a better user experience? I've noticed, for example, that while Facebook feed is loaded, there is a ...
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How to handle long loading of images in a gallery

I'm currently working on an image slider for mobile and desktop devices. The content of the slider depends on what the user uploads. In some cases users may upload large images (several MBs). These ...
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Are fake loaders bad ux?

I have an app I created for my company that uses arrays and a lot of JS to load in the content. This obviously comes back with some huge load times (up to 8s), where the majority of it is when the ...
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What to do when loading is TOO fast? [duplicate]

On slow connections (or if the server is randomly slow for some reason) it makes sense to have loading indicators. But when the connection is good, the req is too fast and the loading looks horrible. ...
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Multiple Busy indicators are better? or Single busy indicator per card is better?

I have 3 separate async backend calls each one for the card shown below. Is it better to have busy indicator for each card? or as shown below is a better approach?
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Allow a user to engage with components that are loaded while waiting on others?

We have a comparison platform with five categories. Three of the categories load instantly because it's from our data feed. The rest take anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds. So should you let the ...
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Loading time and user expectations

Is there any particular research done on website loading time and the users' expectations? I mean, if the website takes a lot of time to load, does the user expect a nice media rich/animated ...
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What is the expected load time for a website or email on a smart phone?

I saw couple of statistics showing page abandonment as loading time increases, but haven't found any resource which would specifically deal with "mobile" users only. Obviously this question can be ...
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Showing a spinner for something that might not exist

We have a vertical scroller with the first card being able to scroll horizontally (imagine Netflix/Amazon). The problem we are facing is that the vertical cards (Cards 2 - N) load way faster than the ...
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How to show a long loading operation?

In our Material-based app, we have integrated a speech recognition service. Typically when a user reopens our app, the speech recognition session needs to be resumed by either (1) reconnecting, which ...
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Full-screen “loading” overlay in desktop browsers

We've recently introduced a full-screen modal for loading operations in our web app to provide better UX for small screens. The problem was that the loading spinner we had before was sometimes out of ...
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Loading strategy: when should I fetch images?

I redesigned my data loading strategy following this answer. My page displays a list of objects components (on a single page, between 30 and 150 items, sorted by section of one to 5 items maximum). ...
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Should I display UI asap and populate it later or show a preloader until I get my data?

I am working on a data-rich webapp using Meteor. I was previously considering that everything I can load should be loaded asap, and every part of my page depending on data should have its loader while ...
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Lazy loading with sort [closed]

I am working on an enterprise app that returns quite a few results from search. The users wanted to have lazy loading on the search results but also require sorting. My devs tell me the sort will not ...
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Loading… play a game, patent

I recently read somewhere that loading games (games that the user plays while something is loading) were patented, and that the patent had been denied. I think (bad memory) the patent is from ...
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What is the minimum waiting time after when should a page loader be displayed to the user?

I haven't been able to find answer to my question from the internet, so maybe someone knows how to help me. What is the minimum waiting time after when should a page loader be displayed to the user? ...
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How fast should a website load?

The title almost says it all. How fast should a website load? Searching this question brings a lot of different stories (most around 2011). Here they say that 50% of the users expect that the site ...
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How to choose appropriate loading animation?

I am currently working on a project in which some screens require loading animation. Based on the information displayed after loading, I want to select the loading animation. There are several cases ...
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How to communicate that new content has been loaded without a loader

We have just released a new version of our app and the feedback I have got is: Issue with the app loading too fast when user is takin an action Problem: The app is reloading so fast when users ...
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Decreasing Load Time

My client's web app loads a long list of content, and it's crucial that the amount of time it takes to load is the quickest possible. As of right now if the amount of content is under 25 "lines" we'll ...
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How to use “Greeked Text” —or fake content— to reduce anxiety in cases of long loading times

In cases where loading times are too long (more than a minute) does showing fake content or content placeholders while the application is loading data help reduce anxiety? I've only seen this in ...
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Best message to display when migrating data?

The use case is this: users who downloaded a new version of an app will need to go through a data migration process after log in (which may last up to 1 minute) during which user data from an old ...
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What is the purpose of the “Press any button to continue” screen in games?

In a lot of games, there are intro movies from the various companies. After that there often is a screen which blocks further loading of game assets and asks to press any button. Then it just ...
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Apdex - Mobile users [closed]

I'm using both New Relic and Ruxit. They are using Apdex as measurement on the users load time. The problem I'm having is that the majority of my users are mobile users and I believe that its nearly ...
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Why show the user 'There are n updates since page load, refresh to see them' rather than adding new data

On a page which features a list of items (such as stack overflow questions or quora), the site often polls for data but instead of displaying that data it instructs the user to refresh the page to see ...
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Show loading animation while pre-loading page or load page and show animation while loading data?

There is a simple button. When it is clicked some data is loaded and displayed to the user. It may be some images or data that requires some processing time before it can be displayed and can't be ...
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Pagination or infinite scroll of categorised lists

We have an interesting challenge - we have a categorized listing and we need to limit the initial amount of entries to load. This leads us into Pagination vs Infinite Scroll warfare, but quite ...
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Examples/Opinions on using (Facebook-style) placeholder/dummy content during wait/spinner processes?

I've read some articles recently touting Facebook's use of dummy content and text and image placeholders during load processes, stating that using a spinner wheel w/messaging alone can increase bounce ...
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How to avoid “Loading fatigue”

I work at a company where our users run into a loading screen frequently. We can't preload the data because it's rather random. Right now we have a loading bar, and after a couple of times seeing it, ...