Preloading Images with MM_preloadImages
Posted on 2003-11-24
I seem to be having a problem with preloading images - I am setting up a photo library, with thumbnails that display the full size image when you hover over the thumbnail. I am preloading the hover images, about 30-40k each, using MM_preloadImages. Everything works fine, until I get more than about 20 preloaded images. What I think is happening is that it is taking longer to preload the images than it is to load the page, and so there is a delay after the page has finished loading and before the first hover over image appears.
Is there anyway I can get round this? I had hoped it would start displaying the images before the last few had finished loading, but it doesnt seem to work. Im sure there is an easy solution to this, but I cant think of one at the moment - hence my post!