Preload Animated GIFs Before Animating - How?
Posted on 2007-04-03
Is there a way I can force the browser to load all the animated gifs fully before they are displayed or start animating on the page. I have four animated gifs that will be seen in a square fasion, i.e.:
IMG1 | IMG2
IMG3 | IMG4
The problem I have now is that the IMG1 will download first and start animating before the others are loaded, and so forth, which kinda makes things look off when looking at the page. I don't mind if the browser shows the first frame of each animated gif on the page as they come, but I don't want the actual animation of any of the images to start until all the frames of all the animated gifs are downloaded and ready to go.
Any help on how to accomplish this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.