My page flashes with the form on it

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    Daniel Grummell
    Asked on April 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Hi there I was wondering if you could help me out ...For some reason my page with the form on flashes when it opens first....It shows the background colour of the site for about 2 seconds and I cannot think of any way to stop this....


    any help would be great



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    Answered on April 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Hello Dan, 

    what browser is this happening on?

    I dont see much of an issue with the site/form on Chrome at all.  

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    Answered on April 14, 2012 at 02:36 PM


    Does the page actually flash or does it just take a while (about 2 seconds) before the form loads? If it's the latter, it's just a matter of the page loading and as such, it will load faster for those having faster internet connections and slower for those with slower connections. Optimizing your page with tools like Google's website optimizer and that found at's Web Page Analizer should help to resolve the issue.

    You could also try embedding the form via the various methods provided by the Embed Form Wizard to see which one loads the fastest. 

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    Answered on April 15, 2012 at 05:02 AM

    Cheers guys for your help ...It just flashes green for a few seconds .....I will leave it alone it is only a small issue cheers

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    dan grummell
    Answered on April 15, 2012 at 05:03 AM

    It was happening on IE9 and firefox

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    Answered on April 15, 2012 at 05:23 AM


    Checked it on IE9 (Windows 7) and Firefox 11.0 , everything seem fine. Page loaded even better than most.



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    Answered on April 15, 2012 at 07:03 AM


    Just to be clear, web pages consist of layers and unless influenced by CSS and/or a script of some sort, load in a specific sequence: background color > background image (if there's one) > the other stuff. The green flash you experience is the background's color. Therefore, optimization (the process of editing the page's HTML, CSS, scripts and images to make the page load faster) will make the flash less noticeable and possibly, in instances of very fast connections, not visible to the naked eye at all.

    We normally consider just the width and height of a web page because a computer's screen is two dimensional. Nevertheless, the layered aspect of a web page can be thought of as relating to its third dimension: its depth.

    Hopefully, you found this info helpful.

    If you need further assistance with this or anything else JotForm related, do let us know.

    ~ Wayne