Inserting a placeholder while images are loading

Posted on 2011-09-07
Last Modified: 2014-05-14
I am using a jQuery slide show called CrossSlide, which is introduced at   My web page is at  I need some guidance regarding how to implement the author's method of inserting a placeholder (the first image in the slide show) so that there is not a blank screen while images are loading. Please ignore the broken links on my web page -- I haven't uploaded files which are unrelated to the question at hand.
Question by:ddantes
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Author Comment

ID: 36503905
No comments after more than twelve hours, but I don't see a Request Attention button on this page.
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R-Byter earned 500 total points
ID: 36506022
Why dont you put it llike this:

<div id="crossslide" style="width:1000px;height:602px;">
<img src="Rotator/1.jpg" />

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Author Comment

ID: 36506044
Thank you for your comment.  Would the following also work?

<div align="center"><div id="crossslide" style="width:1000px;height:602px;background-image: url(Rotator/1.jpg);"></div>
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Expert Comment

ID: 36506075
It should, but there is a possibility that you'll see that background image during transitions.


Author Comment

ID: 36506148
Thank you very much!
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Expert Comment

ID: 36506177
You're welcome and thanks for the points.

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