Trick Mobile Users into Waiting a Little Longer

It is no secret that people hate waiting and mobile users are the worst of them all. In fact, Google released statistics that show that mobile users will abandon a website that does not load on their screen in 3 seconds or less!

The problem is that it is really difficult, sometimes nigh impossible to achieve this level of speed on mobile networks. A nifty web development trick can help you to at least give the impression that your site is meeting your mobile users’ speed expectations.

This little trick is called progressive image loading.

The idea is that you show a fuzzy version of the image and load the actual image in the background. 

To take a look at how this works, read the article by Mike Planzer on his website.