View Full Version : preloading then showing pictures

03-14-2009, 10:23 AM
I just spent 3 hours analyzing tons of lightboxes, image galleries, jQuery plugins. Now I'm a bit frustrated.
I don't want a snazzy animation effect.
I don't want a pre-made layout.

This is what I want:

On page load, 12-15 bigger images are preloaded into browser cache.
Div#container contains a default image.
When user clicks a thumbnail link, the corresponding (bigger) preloaded image shows inside #container.

A jQuery solution would be good. Any assistance is mmmmmuch appreciated.

Philip M
03-14-2009, 10:59 AM
Hmm - you do not seem to have looked very far. No need for Lightbox, JQuery or whatever. Have you, for example, looked at:-


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