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Hi there,

Does anyone know of a way to avoid flicker on rollover bg images in ie? The method i tried works fine in every other browser (i think), but in ie ahover images seem to reload rather than be taken from the cache.

site is at
http//www.organdonor47.com . ignore the stupid content...

If anyone has any suggestions, that would be fantastic!!

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a:hover nav images in ie

Hi,

It doesn't flicker for me in IE. Have you checked your browser settings to see if something there could be causing this? Maybe the Temporary Internet File settings could be off? Just a place to start....

Tracy Smith

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a:hover nav images in ie

thanks for that, but my ie is at the default setting i think, so I guess that most people will see it flickering!

I don't really want to have to put a message up saying "if you are using ie, please set the browser options to the following...!!!", even if the rest of my content is rubbish

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I'm pretty sure my IE is at default also. I didn't mean to imply that you'd have to set something special to make it not flicker. I'm on a cable internet connection...maybe it's doing the same thing on my end but I just can't see it.

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I tried it in a few colleagues browsers (I am so busy at work!!!) and it flickers there too.

When I change temp settings from 'check for newer versions each time you visit' to anything else, it works OK.

It also works fine with 'newer versions' setting until all the [email protected] on the page has downloaded. I think i.e. doesn't allow proper caching of background images??

aarrgghh!!

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I changed my settings and got it to flicker!! I found a link for you: http://www.fivesevensix.com/studies/ie6flicker/

I didn't read all the way through the information, but it looks like it may have more than one solution for you to choose from. Hope it helps! I don't know what the default setting is for that IE option. Mine was on "automatically". But...I could have changed it to that myself and don't remember!

Good luck!!

Tracy Smith

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a:hover nav images in ie

thanks very much for that Tracy. I've tried a bit of a mish-mash of all sorts of stuff from that article, but it makes me worry that I'm perhaps trying too many things when there may be just a simple solution!

& as soon as i can ftp the css I'll see if it works. Hopefully tomorrow.

I also got a feeling that the way I've layed out my navigation may make this impossible too!! unless of course anyone knows any different... (

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I'm not sure, but I think I would probably look into the .htaccess solution if it were me. I'd have to get help with it, because setting up different rules in .htaccess can get tricky.

Glad I could at least help you get some info. on the problem!

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Ok tracy,

In case you're wondering

I don't know quite how, but using bits and bobs from the stuff you found I think I might have cracked it.

The solution is based around styling each link as a div instead of the individual a link. Basis of this was on a demo here

http//www.pmob.co.uk/temp/cssrollover.htm

I haven't uploaded new css & markup to site yet, so not 100% sure i've fixed it, but i reckon it'll work ok

thanks again!!! )