CSS hover blinking in FF

Posted on 2008-10-28
Last Modified: 2010-05-18

I am trying to show an image when hovering an another one - images are not one on top of the other. It does work in IE7 but it is blinking horribly in FF.

Any help or reason why it is doing so will be appreciated.

Thank you
Here is the CSS
<style type='text/css'>
	position: absolute;
	font-family:  'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, serif;
	font-size: .8em;
	background-image: url(accueil_2.gif);
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	background-position: left top;
	width: 950px;
	height: 500px;
.cie {
	font-variant: small-caps;
	font-style: italic; 
	text-align: center;
	border: none;}
#infocle {
	position: relative;
	/*(top: 100px;*/
	width: 150px;
	padding-right: 15px;
	margin-left: 15px;
	z-index: 200;}
	position: absolute;
	top: 240px;
	left: 200px;
	width: 304px;
	height: 180px;
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	z-index: 1500;	}
/*paramétrer la liste*/
#livres li {
	display: block;
	list-style: none;}
/*paramétrer les a*/
#livres a {
	display: block;
	/*text-indent: -9999px;*/
	text-decoration: none;
	outline: none;
	cursor: default;}
/*position qui réagit au hover*/
.pn {left: 0px; top: 0px; width: 304px; height:45px; z-index: 1500;}
.fg {left: -5px; top: 45px; width: 304px; height:45px; z-index: 1500;}
.et {left: -5px; top: 90px; width: 304px; height:45px; z-index: 1500;}
.fl  {left: -5px; top: 135px; width: 304px; height:45px; z-index: 1500;}
/*hauteur du rectangle du Anchor*/
.pn a {height: 45px;}
.fg a {height: 45px;}
.et a {height: 45px;}
.fl a {height: 45px;} a:hover {
	display: block;
	position: absolute;
	top: 0px;
	left: 600px;
	width: 86px;
	height: 115px;
	background: url(livre_pn.gif);
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	} a{
	display: none;
div.fg a:hover {
	position: absolute;
	top: 0px;
	left: 600px;
	width: 86px;
	height: 115px;
	background: url(livre_avenir.gif);
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
and the html
<div id='livres'>
			<div class='pn'><a href=> <span>pn</span></a></div>
			<div class="fg"><a href='#'><span>fg</span></a></div>	
			<div class="et"><a href=><span>et</span></a></div>	
			<div class="fl"><a href='><span>fl</span></a></div>

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Question by:LearningLover
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by:David S.
ID: 22824319
It's doing that because the link moves out from under the cursor and then moves back under the cursor and it repeats over and over again, which makes the blinking affect.

Author Comment

ID: 22824713
Thank you for your answer.

However, it doesn't explain that IE7 is not blinking.

Is there any other way to do this ?

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Accepted Solution

David S. earned 500 total points
ID: 22826935
Different browsers handle things differently. There doesn't seem to be a better explanation or this one.

Sure, there's another way. Add another <span> around all of the contents of each <a> and move it instead of the <a>.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31510798
Thank you for your clue. Actually it did not work with an added span. However you put me on a trail to do something else. I put the image with an ID, float the image and now I have no problemos !

Thanks again.

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