Feedback for Async Actions Please

This is a bit of a rant.

I see this every where and it makes me want hulk smash things. If you are performing a task asynchronously in response to a user action, you should be providing some type of visual clue that the action is being performed.

Lets look at an example of what I mean. Here is a bad user experience:

Its very easy to fix, here is a minimal solution:

This is particularly important for mobile devices where network speed can be pretty slow. Don’t leave your users wondering if its broken.

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Usability, User Experince, User Interface, HTML, JS

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