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When you use CSS background images that are clickable, you must have come across image flicker problem in IE. It’s very annoying. So, hopefully here’s the solution that might work: http://dean.edwards.name/my/flicker.html.
I haven’t tried it but hopefully it works.
One of the principles of usability is fast downloading of a web page. Here’s a neat tool that helps to check web page download time. This will help your website from search engine optimization perspective as well.
Tips for reducing download time for a web page:
- Use div’s rather than tables for layout.
- Use XHTML rather than HTML.
- Separate content from presentation completely by using external StyleSheet.
- Optimize the size of images. Make sure that you use GIF images or JPEG images appropriately depending upon the file size and required resolution.
- Keep the length of the page not too long. This will help reduce the size of the page and is user-friendly as the visitor doesn’t have to scroll too much.
- Optimize the size of all multimedia files such as video, audio and flash.
- Do not use frames.
- Make sure your hosting server can provide required bandwidth for your website.
- Note that adding advertisements on your web page usually increases the download time.
Majority of the web page layout require side navigation column and the content column to expand vertically equal. This can be a challenge when we prefer to use div rather than tables for layout.
I explained one of the most useful hacks that create an appearance of two columnar div’s expanding vertically equal to each other. However, there are times when we actually want both the columns to have equal height. The solution can be min-height – a very helpful CSS property. However, it doesn’t work in IE. It works in FireFox. Continue reading Min-Height