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Aradon
03-01-2005, 11:02 AM
Hi everyone,

I am having problems with a thumbnail gallery, i am using Dynamic Drives (http://www.dynamicdrive.com) Image Thumbnail Viewer II (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/thumbnail2.htm), i am having no problems with the script (as you will see) but the speed at which the thumbnails load is particularly painfull.

I have already tried using Yes and No with the following:


//Preload images ("yes" or "no"):
var preloadimg="no"

But this just speeds up the loading of the site template, the tumbnail images still take an age to appear.

Please click here (http://www.requiem-music.co.uk/pictures.html) to view the page and see for your self.

If anyone can give me a solution to speeding up the load times of the thumbnails then i would be very gratefull.

Thanks in advance.

Ryan

Aradon
03-02-2005, 01:10 PM
Thanks to eveyone for their valuable advice, however i have rectified the matter myself :D

mwinter
03-04-2005, 10:29 AM
If anyone can give me a solution to speeding up the load times of the thumbnails then i would be very gratefull.Unless you're willing to buy broadband for all of your visitors you can't. You might be able to squeeze a kilobyte or two (maybe even several :D) by compressing your images, but there's little to be done beyond that.

Please be aware that "preloading" doesn't mean "load faster"; it means "load before needed". The idea is that by the time the image is wanted, it's already in the browser cache.

Mike