Preloading Images with the DOM: The Introductory Process
Preloading Images with the DOM: The Introductory Process (Page 1 of 5 )
Displaying images on a web page is definitely easy. Anyone with a basic grounding in (X)HTML knows how to do this. However, like everything in life, good things come at a cost. If you’re developing a website that requires the display of large images, users with a slow Internet connection will have to wait a long time whenever they want to see a picture. Since this is an old and known issue, a whole range of solutions have been introduced to address it, and image preloaders are currently one of the most common approaches for tackling the problem.
Assuming that you’re feeling curious about learning how to preload images in the background, let’s stay out of the preliminaries and begin writing the script. Let’s go!