Today I threw away the Sphere search widget that I previously put on the upper part of page fold.
Reason - the widget loading time is way too long and puts the entire page content in hold.
In other words - the site doesn't load because of this widget. Besides this is didn't really add much usability.
I don't have a problem with widgets that need time to fetch data (which is the case with most of them), as long as they don't stuck the entire page from loading. Developers should be aware that this is a critical bug that brings damage to blog owners.
|Answering Service - Call Me Mr. Telephone|
|12'' (released in 1984)|
|Italo-disco galore, nonsense lyrics, cheeky music|