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IE8 - jQuery - Page fade-in effect

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Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hi.

I have a jQuery effect (fade-in) running on the div that contans all the webpage markup, so that the page fades in (on window.load), rather than showing the page elements as it downloads them.

It works great in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, but as to be expected, doesn't work right in Internet Explorer 8.

The url is http://som.thefootonline.com/

Can anybody suggest any ideas as to why?

Basically a small piece of javascript after the <body> tag hides the page element:

$('#wrapper').hide();

.. before the user gets to see it.  Then on window load the following jQuery effect is used:

$('#wrapper').fadeIn(3000);

Any ideas why IE8 appears to show the menu and main image elements suddenly, while the page content fades in ok?

TIA, TheFoot
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