Whether using a browser-supplied or a custom Submit button, we don’t want the form to be accidentally submitted multiple times.
We’ve all seen web pages that warn the visitor not to click a Submit button twice. Unfortunately, if the submission takes more than just a second or two, the visitor is left wondering if the click actually registered. At the same time, she’s afraid to click a second time—after all, she’s been warned of dire consequences if he clicks that second time. Just how long does the visitor wait in a case like this?
There are two user-friendly ways to avoid causing our visitors this kind of angst:
Immediately reassure visitors with feedback that the form is in the process of being submitted, often done with some type of small animation. This is a great way, under any circumstances, of reassuring visitors that something is indeed happening.
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