[thelist] maximum page load for users leave?

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Wed Dec 4 13:29:01 CST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Wilson [mailto:nick at tioka.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 11:21 AM
> To: thelist
> Subject: [thelist] maximum page load for users leave?
> Are there any recent studies/stats on how many seconds a user
> will wait
> for a page to load before giving up on the site?

try http://www.useit.com/

> I've always worked to the 'under 8secs' rule but I'd really
> like to see
> some propter research/stats on this....

i think some people (jakob nielsen may be one) say even 1 second is too
long. 8 seconds seems to me to be a really generous wait time.


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