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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

You might want to look into skeleton ui patterns or placehold patterns. They're very popular right now and are used by for example Facebook. I found a nice short article on medium that talks about it,...
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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

The latter for sure. The users will experience a poor user experience with the former. What's interesting about this question is that it raises the notion of 'visibility of system state' or "as long ...
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Logo - where should it direct within a website account?

User would normally expect going back to the home page. The solution to your problem can be a breadcrumb notion which would help user navigate back to the account dashboard instead of homepage. Find ...
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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

Really you shouldn't put this application on your home page. The home page serves as the entry page to your site, and users will need quick access to navigation. I would consider even ~1s load time ...
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Logo - where should it direct within a website account?

I would expect the logo to redirect to the root of the website. Another way to look at the problem would be to "replace" the root of the website with the actual account-related content : see Twitter, ...
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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

Your best bet is to render the page formalities and structure in a second or two (ethernet time, cell-data time will vary). And then, backfill the data as the data comes up. Imagine if you reboot ...
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Logo - where should it direct within a website account?

The logo normally navigates (and is expected to) to the highest level of the websites hierarchy. Does the hierarchy of the account section depict the home page at the top or the account dashboard? ...
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Will a banner with CTA (Call to Action) drive more users click than banner without CTA (Call to Action)?

Its depends on your audiences. You should take A/B testing for with CTA banner and without CTA banner. You will get more information on this article about CTA How to Create Highly Clickable CTA ...
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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

Neither. Since it's the home page, you can assume that users will be going there often. So calculate everything in advance and cache it. If it's a "live" page that needs to provide up-to-the-minute ...
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Logo - where should it direct within a website account?

As others have said, the logo is expected to navigate to the top-level of the site hierarchy, which generally is the home page. It's also a common pattern to have the 'home page' differ ...
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On some screen sizes the CTA goes below the fold

The general shape (horizontal square) and position of the primary button (right above the fold) creates a false bottom. So the problem here is that the user is not aware that there is another button ...
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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

A common solution to this is displaying an incomplete page layout that gradually fills as the information becomes available. Unless the client machine is having to process the data itself, there is no ...
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Is it better to replace the homepage with the user profile after log in?

I would agree with the user testing suggestion above, but you might also have some pretty good idea of what your users want to do when they come to your site - if they have to log in, there must be ...
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Are regional specific landing pages better than standard homepages?

This depends on how much traffic your expecting to pull from multiple regions. If you know that you'll be getting traffic from all over the world and they will all be contributing significantly ...
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On some screen sizes the CTA goes below the fold

Alternatively, the height of the image at the top could be sacrificed to make space for the content below. A smaller image would serve the same purpose. Below 300px, the elements may be scaled down ...
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On some screen sizes the CTA goes below the fold

I think the best solution for you is as the following: 1- Try to Shorten the long title for every button but taking out the redundant words. 2- The buttons must have the same place even on a small ...
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Is it a good idea o use the link on the logo to display a sup-header with navigation options?

The notion that you have "2 home pages" is your problem. Your website has one homepage. It can have 2 major sub-sections (or 3, or 4, ...) under that homepage. Your logo should take the user to the ...
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What’s the point of the fadeUp animations on website landing pages?

I can't tell you the exact reason that Spotify have chosen to do this but I can tell you why I might use it. The example page you shared here (Spotify) looks like it might be using an AJAX technique ...
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What’s the point of the fadeUp animations on website landing pages?

First, let's call things by its name: in this case, when you say animation, you mean transition Not everything has to have a function, aesthetics values usually mean more than function (sad but true)....
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Points after sentences on Twitter homepage

No. This is a mistake. How did they decide? They didn't. They're human and they made a continuity error.
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designing a usability test for a homepage that nobody visits

Every homepage has both user goals and business (or in the case of a nonprofit, mission) goals. You could start by documenting both. What do your internal stakeholders expect the website to do, and ...
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Home page design for an e-commerce website

The fact that the site is similar to eBay or the design of the homepage is inspired by Google, doesn't mean the company you are working for has the same level of popularity. In other words, opening a ...
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Are breadcrumbs necessary on the home page?

Breadcrumbs are absolutely necessary for most website. But you are correct, they are not needed on the homepage and I cannot think of any reason for it. References for considerations: https://vwo.com/...
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What does the google search homepage ( https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl ) lack in design?

The short answer is - nothing. Google has invested months and years of their time and money into researching their ux. Their home page contains exactly what their user needs.
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How to convince a client that a homepage doesn't need all the content displayed simultaneously?

There are a lot of great articles that tell you what to put on a homepage but very few that say what NOT to. This extremely detailed article by Jakob Nielson has some great points to take not of. ...
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What is the terminology for the page to which the user is redirected to, after successful login?

The page should be described by what it does, not by consensus. Therefore, if the page that users are taken to, after a successful log-in is a dashboard, call it a dashboard. Trying to bless it with ...
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What is the terminology for the page to which the user is redirected to, after successful login?

As you said, dashboard is the wrong term if the page the user gets redirected to is not offering dashboard-like data. I would call this page the front page, home page is not wrong either but its kind ...
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Logo - where should it direct within a website account?

Logo should Always navigate to the 'main' content ie, 'home page' of the site If I want to go to 'my dashboard', I would look for and expect to find a menu item, 'button' labeled as such: / 'My ...
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Simple way to determine the percent of various screen real estate commitments in competition?

As far as I am aware there is no quick and easy tool to do this for a bunch of pages - just patience and mathematics Grand a screenshot of the page you want to analyse. Calculate the full area in ...
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How to include 2 different types of user behavior on a dashboard / home?

From your description I can assume that, you want equal importance for both the features, and you don't want to hide the feature behind tabs/screens, they should be able to browse the lists right away....
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