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The psychology of time and wait
There could not be a worse thing than visitors turning away from your site due to bothersome download time. It has been found that visitors do not pain themselves in waiting if download time tends to be longer than 10 seconds with 30 KB modem speed. Further, 28.8 kbps being the normal speed most surfers have access to; web pages can not have the luxury of more than 3KB if they are to fall in the category of one second download time.
Therefore, the psychology of wait of the users and the process of graphics download are to be amicably settled with. Here are a few useful findings to help you toward this end.
- If the time on hold happens to be 0.1 second, it gives the users an impression that there is instantaneous connectivity with the system. It is an ideal connectivity status.
- If the time gap happens to be 1.0 second, it nevertheless keeps the users tuned though they do realize the delay in interaction with the system.
- 10 seconds is a critical intervening moment, any longer than this may turn out to be instrumental for users to switch over to another job or site or simply wind up browsing.
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