Load more search results (next result page) sooner

[Old Forum blaxpirit] anonymous
Created: 7 years and 11 months ago
Sometimes it is annoying that you have to wait for the results to load...
It would be nice if one extra result page was always loaded so that we never see the bottom of the *actual* page.
If some people don't like it, a setting for this could help...

One more suggestion: make a setting for results per page count.

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anonymous
Yeah, load the extra results when you are 1/2 or 3/4 down the current page, not at the very end.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 11 months ago Link
yegg
I'll look into this a bit more. 
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Reminder :D
posted by [Old Forum blaxpirit] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
yegg
Haha, haven't forgotten, just been super busy fixing/launching other things. This loading area gets real complicated real fast (cross-browser) so I need some set-aside time to focus on it.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
Come on, this shouldn't take more than 10 minutes...
posted by [Old Forum blaxpirit] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
yegg
It's actually decently complicated because it's so easy to introduce bugs in this area. That said, I did forget :). I usually batch things and then work on them all at once, e.g. JavaScript issues or Bangs, and I haven't done the JS in a bit.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 10 months ago Link
yegg
OK, I have a prototype up at http://tmbg.duckduckgo.com/ -- what do you think?
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
It doesn't really seem better.
Depending on browser and settings, it works different, and rarely faster
posted by [Old Forum blaxpirit] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
yegg
Well it takes time to load the next set of results. This has it occur 500px before you get to the bottom (as opposed to 1), but if you scroll really fast, it won't work any better. This server is generally slower though.

For testing, try loading a page and slowly pressing the down arrow. Of course, suggestions are welcome.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
>This server is generally slower though.
That's why it seemed even slower
posted by [Old Forum blaxpirit] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
yegg
Yeah, that server is also crawling. Does it look right now though?

Also, you can try http://ff.duckduckgo.com/ -- that should be faster.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
Yes, this is very nice.
posted by [Old Forum blaxpirit] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
I'd like it to appear even sooner...
posted by [Old Forum blaxpirit] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
yegg
Refresh ff.duckduckgo.com - I made it a 1000px; let me know if you perceive any difference there. Historically changes in this area have led to a lot of bugs, so I'll probably leave 500 on the main site for a few days to see if any crop up.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
http://ff.duckduckgo.com/ seems just right now. Thanks!
posted by [Old Forum blaxpirit] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
ff feels quicker than the regular page. The results appear quickly enough to always keep me busy if I'm actually looking at them and not just scrolling.
With the regular page I have to wait 0.5-2 seconds (depending on connection speed, scrolling behavior etc.) before the next page is ready once I reach the bottom.
posted by [Old Forum mrmagical] • 7 years and 10 months ago Link
yegg
Cool--this should be live on the main site now.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 10 months ago Link