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Old 09-12-2003, 05:35 PM
billt billt is offline
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Preload site before displaying


Hello,
do you know if there is a way to delay the display of a html site until all the elements and images are loaded?I don't want to see the annoying display sclice by slice.



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Old 09-12-2003, 06:09 PM
Rich2k Rich2k is offline
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It is possible but not to mention annoying.

Easiest way is

Code:
<html>
<head>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
function showpage() {
 document.getElementById('loader').style.display = "none"; 
 document.getElementById('main').style.display = "block"; 
}
</script>
</head>
<body onload="showpage();">
<div style="height:100%; width:100%; display:block;" id="loader">
Some preloading content here
</div>
<div style="height:100%; width:100%; display:none;" id="main">
Main Content Here
</div>

</body>
</html>

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Old 09-13-2003, 01:43 AM
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If your page seems to be "jumping around" while the images load, check to see if you have the "width" and "height" attributes in the image tags. Making a user wait for the entire page to load could be annoying if your site is a bit big in filesize.

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Old 09-13-2003, 12:08 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rich2k
It is possible but not to mention annoying.
Very much so. The problem you're going to run into, billt is the majority of users don't want to wait for your page to load before they can start doing someting on it. By preloading it, you WILL be driving users away. If your loading times are really that bad that you think you need a preloader, then I would take a good hard look at your image use and think about removing or fixing the ones you have.

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Old 09-13-2003, 07:19 PM
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I agree. Preloaders for basic html pages, are very annoying.

If you're using Flash, people expect a little load time, and at least a nice preloader.

However, for a basic html site, this will only annoy them.

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