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White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby cesarezzi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi everyone!

i'm with an issue on two of my websites, on both there's a white flash showing up for a split second when my webpage and menus are loaded, mostly with IE9 (maybe the same happens with other versions of ie, but not with Chrome or Firefox).

One of the templates was created with artisteer 3.1, and the other is a Pure Joomla! template.

PS: Website was created with Joomla 1.5.22

Has anyone had the same problem? I don't know if it is the Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC) issue, or a problem with javascript or JQuery. I've searched for similar problems on the web and tried a few suggested solutions, but they didn't worked out!

Thanks,

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby numinousmedia » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:58 pm

Would it be possible for you to post a link to your site so that I can test this in IE9?
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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby cesarezzi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:13 pm

Hi numinousmedia!

Thanks for your reply!

The problem is happening in two websites: www.filipesport.com , and www.btterra.pt !

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby numinousmedia » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:35 pm

Thanks for posting your websites Cesarezzi.

Here's what I'm finding. When I visit your websites in IE9, they are forcing my IE9 to default into Quirks mode. This generally means there's code being loaded that is not exactly syntax correct (or a document that has been incorrectly declared in the header).

Also, my IE console is reporting an error with Mootools.js. Here's the error I'm getting in my IE9 Developer Console:

SEC7115: :visited and :link styles can only differ by color. Some styles were not applied to :visited.
www.filipesport.com
SCRIPT5022: DOM Exception: INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR (5)
mootools.js, line 1 character 21432
SCRIPT5022: DOM Exception: INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR (5)
mootools.js, line 1 character 21432

I would suspect that either your top menu or your image slider (or both) are using some form of Mootools. Sometimes mootools.js does not play well with IE. You could try turning off some of your Mootools dependent items, and seeing if this makes a difference in that white loading screen. This would at least help you narrow down which extension is causing the issue.

Make sure to Shift+Refresh when you reload your page (to clear your browser's cache and get an accurate view of what's going on) after you turn different extensions off and on.

In any case, call me lazy, but the white blink in my IE did not last long enough for me to really notice it all that much. I'm not sure how big a deal this really is, but I hope this helps you down the "road of recovery".
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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby cesarezzi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:28 pm

Thanks a lot for your support numinousmedia!

You're right, i'm using showplus module on filipesport, wich uses mootools, and i've noticed that it doesn't play well with ie. I have tested with showplus disabled (and mootools upgrade plugin), but the white flash persists.
I've uninstalled that module (showplus) in btterra and installed iNowSlider, a jquery based slideshow, to see if that was the cause, but it still flashes white, maybe not as strong as before.

I think i'm going to do the same in filipesport, to see if there are any changes.

Thanks again for your feedback,

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby kjekor » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:50 pm

I have now 3 sites on 2.5 - and everyone is "flashing white" when going from page to page. In earlier releases at least the "frame" (background, menues etc) did not flash/reload. Anyone else noticed and could explain if this is something I can change/adjust?

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby numinousmedia » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:10 pm

Would you mind posting one of your site urls?
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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby kjekor » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:50 pm

One is www.sibes.se

I have also have one which I'm working on (offline).
But they way I experience is documented here:
http://screencast.com/t/0cLllPwfVo

Is it only me?
I cannot remember to see anything like this in earlier versions.

Two things I can add:
- I can sometimes see differences between IE and Ff (especielly when looking at www.sibes.se - you too?)
- One of the sites are upgraded using SPUpgrade, but then again www.sibes.se is not??

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby DaveOzric » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:20 pm

I also am having this problem with Artisteer templates, Joomla 2.5.4, and Gcalendar. Now some sites flash slightly without GCalendar, but that combo really does it.

The GCalendar developer made an adjustment in his system plugin to only load his jquery on the calendar page. That seems to work in most browsers but Chrome is just not playing nice. Of course Opera is the worst, all Artisteer site flash in that.

Older versions of IE also do it.

A solution would be awesome.
http://treasuresofoz.org
http://owlt.org/

Thanks

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby locardsExchange » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Add a background-color value to your template's html tag

<html ... style="background-color:#000000;" ... >

Change #000000 to a value appropriate for your site.

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby billsantry » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:28 pm

Did anyone figure this out yet?
I was able to change background color in style.css in our template but still getting the flash.
Where is the template's html tag?
Sorry I'm a newbie.

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby dpacadmin » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:11 pm

The template's html tag is in the template's html file.

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Re: White flash when pages load (mostly in IE9)...

Postby Tangeray » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:51 am

Any fix for this. Getting a flash after enabling caching in global configuration to help speed up the site.

Flash is in both Firefox and IE
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