While U Wait


12 Responses

  1. Matthew Farag Matthew Farag

    When you hit that “Purchase” button a website, you’re left holding your breath for what feels like minutes, staring a white screen or an indeterminate spinner.

    Here, some microcopy walks you through the purchasing process; and keeps the UI looking responsive.

    Try it out yourself.

    about 3 years ago

  2. Axel Norvell Axel Norvell

    Pretty neat idea :)

    Does Visa have an API that sends back a JSON response for each state? Or is it just made up base on a local assumption of what's happening?

    about 3 years ago

  3. Matthew Farag Matthew Farag

    @Axel, thanks. Disappointingly, no payment gateway offers an API; they just return “yes” or “no”. But we can fake it.

    about 3 years ago

  4. Chris Drackett Chris Drackett

    man, I hope it doesn't actually take that long ;)

    also, kudos on the Dr. Who reference :)

    about 3 years ago

  5. Matthew Farag Matthew Farag

    @Drackett, it won’t but if it does, they’ll have something nice to read. “Sally Sparrow” is a delightful placeholder name! :) Much better than “John Smith”.

    about 3 years ago

  6. Charles Riccardi Charles Riccardi

    Matthew, I just tried it out, and I love it! Definitely makes for a BETTER experience. Really love the design of the form as well.

    about 3 years ago

  7. Fabio Basile Fabio Basile

    Totally loving this! Great font as well! Fantastic feedback when waiting for your card to be processed, I wish more sites would use something similar!

    about 3 years ago

  8. Katharina Franz Katharina Franz

    This is so sweet and cool! :) Like it!

    about 3 years ago

  9. Josh Lasdin Josh Lasdin

    This is an awesome concept, a great way to keep the customer feeling secure about their purchase.

    about 3 years ago

  10. Lennart Breel Lennart Breel

    "keeps the UI looking responsive"

    That's a real important one, very very good idea!

    about 3 years ago

  11. Josh Pigford Josh Pigford

    So ridiculously clever.

    about 3 years ago

  12. Markus Vad Flaaten Markus Vad Flaaten

    Haha, fresh work!

    almost 3 years ago

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