Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fading Banner Image Swap with JavaScript

I had to make an animated banner for a site. The obvious and easiest choice was to create an animated gif. Having done that, with a six image slide animation, I ended up with a 5mb image size. WOW. That would take ages to download, especially with our not so fast bandwidth here in South Africa. This will definitely drive people away from the site, never to return. Folks just don’t like waiting any more, they do not have the patience. It’s Go! Go! Go! So I had to come up with another plan.

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