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Notabot
2013-07-20, 09:31 PM
Completely minor little thing, and I don't know if it's the site or my end, but since the switch, I noticed that clicking on links leads to a white flash about 75% of the time where it never used to. Doesn't seem to bother anything (other than my eyes), and like I said, it may be something on my end, but I don't get it on other sites, and I don't remember it doing that a few weeks ago.

Denyer
2013-07-20, 11:06 PM
What browser? Chrome in particular isn't consistent about when it'll do a complete page redraw -- although it may be connected with whether a page has changed.

Notabot
2013-07-21, 05:42 PM
Firefox. It does seem to not do it (at least as often) when I'm navigating back to something I've already seen.

Denyer
2013-07-21, 07:34 PM
In Chrome it happens whether on the forum or elsewhere, and with or without javascript. The page is styled with a navy background colour that should kick in before the image is rendered.

Seems to be common, possibly increasingly so as browsers try to optimise page draw speeds...

http://superuser.com/questions/580228/prevent-white-screen-before-loading-page-in-chromium

Some people report this works;

http://thesis-blogs.com/annoying-white-flash-during-page-transitions-in-google-chrome/

...but that's not valid code and would be impractical to change over all templates.

Notabot
2013-07-21, 10:15 PM
Nothing worth putting much effort into. I just figured if it was "Oh, yeah. Forgot to carry the one." Thanks for checking it out! :)