Principles of Web Design

Threshold of frustration


The Threshold of frustration is a time period that determines the effectiveness and success of a webpage. If the threshold of frustration is too long, and the load time is so long that the visitor gets frustrated and leaves, then the threshold of frustraion has been broken. Webpages must keep the threshold of frustration in mind when determining how to create their websites, because if the load time is too long, then it's possible that the visitors of the webpage will leave. The threshold of frustraion is 10 seconds, so creators must keep that in mind when adding photographs, fancy text fonts, etc, to their webpage.

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