View Full Version : Page preload Script (works for everything but flash SWFs...)

12-05-2004, 10:22 PM
Hey there. I have finally found Preloading script that will hide the entire page for me until it is completely loaded. Unfortunately when I tried it out, it worked on everything BUT the flash part of the page. The SWF still shines right through it. An example of this is located here: http://vent.ddrbase.com

I grabbed a script off of javascript source and just to test it out, I tried plugging in the code for my page to see how it would work. This is the code:


1. Copy the coding into the HEAD of your HTML document
2. Add the onLoad event handler into the BODY tag
3. Put the last coding into the BODY of your HTML document -->

<!-- STEP ONE: Paste this code into the HEAD of your HTML document -->


<!-- Original: Gilbert Davis -->

<!-- This script and many more are available free online at -->
<!-- The JavaScript Source!! http://javascript.internet.com -->

<!-- Begin
function loadImages() {
if (document.getElementById) { // DOM3 = IE5, NS6
document.getElementById('hidepage').style.visibility = 'hidden';
else {
if (document.layers) { // Netscape 4
document.hidepage.visibility = 'hidden';
else { // IE 4
document.all.hidepage.style.visibility = 'hidden';
// End -->

<!-- STEP TWO: Insert the onLoad event handler into your BODY tag -->

<BODY OnLoad="loadImages()">

<!-- STEP THREE: Copy this code into the BODY of your HTML document -->

<div id="hidepage" style="position: absolute; left:5px; top:5px; background-color: #FFFFCC; layer-background-color: #FFFFCC; height: 100%; width: 100%;">

<table width=100%><tr><td>Page loading ... Please wait.</td></tr></table></div>

<!-- put the rest of your page contents here -->

<font face="arial, helvetica" size="-2">Free JavaScripts provided<br>
by <a href="http://javascriptsource.com">The JavaScript Source</a></font>

<!-- Script Size: 1.20 KB -->

It works VERY nicely except for the flash coming through. Are there any suggestions for this?
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12-06-2004, 01:53 PM
Flash (or Swish, if SWF is built with it) have their own option of preloading, thus you must use those facilities while building the SWF file.