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jQuery – Preload Images

Here is how you can preload images which are needed later (e.g. when a hover is performed). You may notice that when replacing an image on the hover state, you get this horrible flicker, that is because the image is loaded as you hover the element. The below code will load the image on page load and therefore overcome this problem.

$.preloadImages = function() {
  for (var i = 0; i < arguments.length; i++) {
    $("<img />").attr("src", arguments[i]);


Hope this helps!

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Posted by: Nathan da Silva

Nathan is the Founder of Silva Web Designs. He is passionate about web development and web site design. His expertise is WordPress & Magento as well as many other frameworks. Would you like to work with Nathan? Send him an email on [email protected]

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