View Full Version : how to preload a gif??

12-08-2005, 09:27 PM
hey, i am working on a website www.faceofruin.com
im making the website for a friend of mine. he wants the first big gif to preload since it takes a long time to load and he wants people to view it all as a whole instead of being choppy. can anyone tell me how to make it so it preloads maybe with a little progress bar also, thanks much!!

edit:: website is at www.faceofruin.com/index2.html until it is finished, sorry

12-08-2005, 09:32 PM
4mb for an image? Are you kidding? The image shouldn't be any where near that file size. :eek:

12-08-2005, 09:37 PM
lol i didnt make it, im only doing what im told to do, i think hes crazy too, and its really tacky, but hes paying so w/e he wants im doing, any help?

12-08-2005, 09:46 PM
Who would be bothered to wait to see all that?!

Convert to Flash is my only advice (and even then, many people despise pointless splash pages).

12-09-2005, 04:35 AM
im not saying its what i want
its what this guy wants that im being payed to do, so i was looking for advice on how to actually do it
i know its possible i just dunno how to do it =\

12-09-2005, 09:36 AM
Javascript will not effectively preload this image but if you insist. http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/preloadimage2.htm

12-09-2005, 03:50 PM
thank you
i will try it when i get home :D

12-09-2005, 04:10 PM
You'll only get the load progress bar if you use Flash and implement it. Seeing as it's a transition, you can easily create a flash movie which has them images and then the transitions, load progress bar etc.

12-09-2005, 06:09 PM
problem is i dont know how to use flash =(