Javascript delay when

On my website the following javascript successfully hides the <div> within my page BUT there seems to be a delay and so the image flashes for a brief second. Can someone assist me with rewriting this script so that the image does not appear at all.

A little more information. The reason for this div is so that an image I have on my blog only appears on the home page and NOT when
the user clicks page 2, 3, etc.

Script in header.

    <script type="text/javascript">
    $(function () {
        if (document.location.href.indexOf('PageID') > -1) {
			alert("Hey, you have selected to hide a div based on the URL parameters. Way to go!");
        } else {
		  alert("You haven't done anything cool yet. Check out the text on this page to see some nifty changes.");

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Code  within page that hides div.

<div id="hideme2">

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Rainer JeschorCommented:
just one thought:
why don't you inverse the logic?
Hide it by default and show  it only on the first page?
Just my quick 2ct

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swaggrKAuthor Commented:
I tried.  The image still flashes for a brief second.
The image shows because the DOM element is visible when the page loads and your JS processing happens rather "late" in the pageload sequence.

If you want it invisible when the page loads, update the CSS to make it "display:none", then you can .show() it when your JS runs.
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