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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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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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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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How long should a page take to load?

Back in 1997 Jacob Nielsen was suggesting: Currently, the minimum goal for response times should therefore be to get pages to users in no more than ten seconds Obviously expectations have sped up ...
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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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Should a skeleton stand in for the entire component or just the part that's loading?

I have a table. Should I show the table's title and column headers and only have the skeleton represent the rows before they load or should I have the skeleton replace the entire table and show all of ...
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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 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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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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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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Showing a loader for longer than required because it looks good?

I have a website whereby lots of the loading/posting to a database is done with ajax. At the moment there are no loading screens. As such, if something breaks, the user has no idea that anything was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pros/cons of splash-screen with articifial loading delay

My firm has developed a small, domain-specific desktop GUI application. Being small, it loads fast (practically instantly) and initially presents a "home" screen, which in this app, is a kind of ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does a loading animation on a websites initial load improve usability?

I'm working on a site where I am being asked to implement a loading animation on page loads. Essentially, the site will display a loading animation as soon as possible, which will go away once all of ...
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Size of Background Image for Landing Page

I am using a background image on my home page/landing page that's roughly 112kb and I've noticed my bounce rate being higher. Is this image beyond the threshold of load vs. appearance? The reason ...
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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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If you can't improve loading time, is distracting the user a good technique?

On several implementations I've worked with, loading times can be as high as four seconds for the start page. When all reasonable options are done, is it possible to distract the user to make the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...