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Is a loader useful in a complex multi-step authentication process if the app is fast and the waiting time is less than a second?

Is a loader useful in a complex multi-step authentication process if the app is fast and the waiting time is less than a second? Some pro arguments I have in mind: It’s an opportunity to create a bit ...
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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 to communicate an enforced page refresh to the user?

I am working on an app that monitors firefighters during an incident. It could happen that we need to refresh the page automatically, in order to ensure that the user uses the last version of the app....
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What are the pros and cons of using a branded preloader?

The product I'm currently working on is using a branded preloading icon with the company logo while different views and grids are being loaded. It seems to me that this is an unnecessary risk of ...
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Should a "loading" text or spinner stay a minimum time on screen?

In an app I'm building the user can click a button to load more content, which might take 1 second or up to X seconds (when X seconds passed I show a timeout error message). There is a "Loading" text (...
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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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Is there a particular UX benefit of the Android Marshmallow boot screen preloader?

Was pretty amused with the boot screen for Android Marshmallow, using 4 separate animations as preloaders. Would you consider this an overkill or is it better than having a single loading animation?
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When to display "Request is taking too long" message

Does anybody know if any solid metrics exist around when to display the error "Request is taking too long..." when trying to load a page? I know all pages will very depending on the DB calls etc., but ...
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Is there a best name for the "spinner" user input?

I like to go look at other peoples examples of interface layouts and design patterns. The other day I went to go look at design patterns for the standard "spinner" user input... ...but found that a ...
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How to inform users that they need to make sure that their system audio is on and/or that its volume is up?

In an online flash project, I need a way to inform users that they need to make sure that their system audio is on and/or that its volume is up. I am thinking about using a speaker icon, but since ...
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