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UX concerns with showing dynamic tips/fun facts/"Did you know...?" section on a loading progress modal

In my app, there's a window that opens up with a spinning logo next to a progress bar that shows update/loading progress. I want to add a section with various tips and fun facts about the application, ...
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Should a Skeleton loading effect be used when refreshing a view with data already present?

I'm developing a mobile app, should I display a skeleton effect when the user trigger a pull refresh even when there's already a data on the screen and won't load a new or additional data in those ...
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How to handle list loading + errors on mobile

I have a list of addresses on a mobile app. What is the best way to handle pagination and loading errors? example: The list is paginated by default. 5 items are shown, with a "Load more" ...
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Mega menu showing loaded apps

I am designing a huge mega menu for a software application. In the menu bar, it is grouped by different tasks based on categories. At times, a user will have a need to click and open up more than one ...
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How should the form behave when only a single question requires loading?

This is a form for an airlines platform that users need to fill to proceed checking in to their flight. The country dropdown may or may not change the questions below it depending on the country but ...
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Is the word "loading" user-friendly?

Working on a feature for our app that tells the user when the app is loading. We want to include a loading spinner icon, and I think accompanying the icon with just the word "Loading" is ...
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Do we call all types of progress indicators a loader?

Do we call all types of progress indicators a loader.
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Different Loading States Same Application?

I am currently designing a very complex enterprise application. I have done some research on loading states and came to the conclusion that loading states that should be displayed depends on scope, ...
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loading states for individual items in a list

I'm a frontend developer and wondering from a UX perspective, whether it is a bad idea to fetch individual list items in a large list (with multiple columns). See an example here: This example is how ...
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Should users be allowed to add new users on a user management screen while the screen is still loading

Designing an access management module. Sometimes there will be a delay in the list of existing users loading. During this time the add user button will be active. in this case users will be able to ...
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Best way to display loading time when data table is updated

We have data tables where users can do different actions that require a new list of data to be loaded. i.e. add filters, delete rows, upload new data etc. What would be the best way to display the ...
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Disable buttons while data loading

I have a view in my mobile app with two buttons, before allowing user to click on them I need to wait for some data to load, should I disable them while it happens ? Should I show a loading indicator ...
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When/how to use skeleton loaders

I am on a project where we have different views in terms of medical data (user list, forms, vital signs, documents, graphs etc.). I read about skeletons and when to use them but when in practice, it ...
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Should a button show its label in a loading state if a spinner is present?

Let's say I have a login form and after a user clicks the "Login" button, the form begins working and a spinner is added to the button until HTTP processes are complete. For this example, I ...
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How to do loading animations when at certain times the application is too fast for them?

I am facing a strange "catch-22" like problem, while developing an application for a mobile browser. My problem is that, some inner-app screens are fetching data from a back-end server, and ...
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Should you use skeleton loading when you can't promise content?

For example, we have a search where users will be searching from a finite amount of content that they have generated. If they search for something too specific and get 0 results there would be no ...
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How much does bounce rate vary according to page load speed?

When a user loads a page by clicking on a link or image they may stay and read the content or they may "bounce" (leave). Presuming fewer people stick around the longer the page takes to load,...
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Should I use a loading state, and if so, what kind?

My scenario is that I have a menu that loads pages on my SPA when an item is clicked. Right now it is rather fast (.1s with cache and ~.3s when not cached). However I expect this time to rise in ...
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App takes 130 ms to load the main page content, should I try asynchronus loading

My desktop application comes with some examples it can show on the main home page. The trouble is, those examples take ~120ms to load, which if done synchronously effectively delays application ...
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Two loaders on a screen - good interaction pattern?

Recently, I noticed a micro-interaction on LinkedIn where there were 2 loaders on the same page - different in size and color. They were probably for loading different types of content. Is this a good ...
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In a SPA shoud I load before navigating away?

I'm developing a Single Page Application (SPA) design framework and need some thoughts on the navigation/loading approach. I couldn't find meaningful answers in this regard on the internet. Question ...
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Does a skeleton loader need to be accessible?

Are there concrete guidelines about accessibility in skeleton loaders? How might we design them to be more accessible?
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Skeleton screens - do we display them in case of lack of content or lower amount of content than suggested in skeleton screens lay out?

Currently, we add skeleton screens with a progress bar while the page is loading with data (in a data-driven platform). I'm wondering what to do in the case where after loading for some time, no data ...
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How patient are users regarding mobile app startup time?

I am making a media player app on Android and one of the big priorities is making the startup of the app quick so that the user can just start the app and click play. I want to know a good benchmark ...
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How to indicate that validation checks whole section of form?

In our app we have few views that use backend validation, that sometimes might take more that a second to response. What is more unique about it, is that validation is sent for whole section. For ...
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Is it a good choice to use a more complex animation for loadings?

Currently for a loading animation I use an animated gif (imagine like a wave rotating on itself, which is inherent to theme of the app), instead of a classical loading animation. The thing is that I ...
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How to display server answer waiting with a minimal visual difference to the interface

We have users complain to a visual difference between normal application view and waiting for a server response (that happens, actually, quite often, after pressing the button, changing the focus in ...
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Accessible way of notifying a screen reader about loading the dynamic Web page update (AJAX)

The rise in the use of AJAX to dynamically update the website instead of using standard hyperlinks and separate Web pages has resulted in accessibility problems for users of assistive technology (e.g. ...
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fetching data before or after changing mobile app route

I need to change from route A to route B in a mobile app. Route B requires new data to be fetched. My question is quite simple: Are there studies that show whether mobile app users prefer / expect ...
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Too many loading indicator on a single web page

I was assigned to design a web page, which has a lot of control buttons. Each button requires an activity indicator, to tell the user that the corresponding action is in process. There are some ...
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The fragmentation of the page status introduced by multiple design patterns - best practice for page loading?

In one of the recent updates to Google Chrome, we have seen yet another method of dealing with page loading status with the introduction of the loading animation in the favicon area of the browser tab ...
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Skeleton Screen or Loading Animation

I'm designing a loading screen for a website application. I'm having two options for this: Skeleton Screen Loading Animation I haven't known how to choose one of them yet due to some reasons: I can'...
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Loading indicator on modal dialog

From a technical point of view, a loading animation benefits with synchronization because user can't make multiple requests. What are the implications of using a loading animation in a modal window? ...
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Mobile Login Loading Time

I'm just wondering what the best practice / optimal times are for loading after the user logs on. So let's say the user enters their username/password and presses log in, what's the optimal time from ...
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Loading for a list with ~40 seconds completion time

We have a listing page which the data are gathered by multiple providers. These providers have different response times (min 15 seconds to 1 minute sometimes). Our default sorting is based on the ...
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How to display a skeleton component for a list component

I am using the skeleton component as part of Material UI's API: https://material-ui.com/components/skeleton/ It makes sense that you should make the skeleton look like the component that will be ...
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What to do with loading animation for very short load times?

Within our iOS mobile app, we have a list of templates the user can choose from: Each template has (initially) remote assets that need to be downloaded and cached before the user can go into edit-...
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Adding label or supporting text to a loading animation (spinner)

I have an interactive map container that requires some time to load. I placed an animated loading spinner while the map loads. Is the animated spinner sufficient visual feedback or should it be ...
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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] ↖⚙ - Mouse ...
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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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