[wp-hackers] AJAX and responsiveness

Dave W dabbaking at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 13:25:35 GMT 2006

You can always Update the UI and have a little * Proccessing Requests Sign.
Then it disappears when it's done. This way, it doesn't take forever to load
and the user knows that something is still going on.

On 8/17/06, Tom Armitage <tom.armitage at gmail.com> wrote:
> Updating UI immediately is, imho, not optimal - users in a hurry are
> likely to click away, assuming things are complete. And it's not
> enough to say "even though the visuals may have updated, the action
> might not have happened, so wait a bit". If you want users to wait
> until an action completes, wait for the visual element to update.
> This is a downside to Ajax, but imho it's a necessary one - you can't
> have the complete desktop metaphor. At some point, you have to give in
> to basic HTTP.

Dave W

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