i.e. flicker between pages

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i.e. flicker between pages

Postby woodgeek » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:28 am

Hi All,

I have been trying to correct the flickering that occurs in I.E. (even in 8.0) when clicking between pages. Flickering does not happen in other browsers. They appear very smooth.

While this flickering does not effect the function of my site, it does take away from the user experience. my site is :

I found a way to use two lines of fake Ajax (google search: fajax).

I placed these two lines in only 3 pages so far and it works, but I am reluctant to have to change each page and was hoping for a CSS fix instead.

two lines:

<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="blendTrans(Duration=0)">
<meta http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="blendTrans(Duration=0)">

Another set of eyes would be most helpful,
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Re: i.e. flicker between pages

Postby MikeyB » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:28 am

I'm afraid that's just the way IE works, as usual!
You'll see it on a lot of web sites, happens on our company site, but we don't worry about it.

And that code isn't AJAX in any way, not even fake.
IE has some built-in effects that it can do when on page load or page unload, and that's what that code is, it kind of delays the refresh of the page, but it continues to load the new page during the effect.
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Re: i.e. flicker between pages

Postby chrisjlocke » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:17 pm

I'm using Firefox, and I don't know about flicker, but there is a 'gap' between the menu/sidebar displayed and the main content. Managed to stop it just in this gap.

Is the site database driven? Is there a lot of database activity going on between these parts of the page being created? Mind you, I guess the browser doesn't get all the page until its completed anyway. Hmm. Brain fart...
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