Do all browsers jump around when loading?

Mildredop

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It's my biggest pet-hate and something I'm amazed still happens, but I'm wondering if it happens on all browsers/operating systems.

When click on a page, the page loads and so I start looking around. But actually, the page hasn't fully loaded. Suddenly a picture appears which forces the text further down - so I scroll down to find the text I was reading. Then another picture - so I scroll down again. Then it suddenly jumps all the way back to the top etc. etc. It drives me mad!

Why does this happen? Is there any way to stop it?
 

roadbloc

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Get faster internet. Seriously, you're describing symptoms of a slow connection. I'd know. I have no choice.
 

rthpjm

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Most of this happens because the web page developer has not predetermined the size of the graphics. If an image tag <img> loads a graphic without specifying the height and width dimensions, the browser will layout the page with a "small" placeholder layout-box (the container). Once the graphic is loaded the browser will then re-layout the page with the container set to the right size. Hence everything appears to shuffle.

There are a number of ways to fix it, but not by the end user, nor the browser manufacturer. It's one of those issues where there is no correct solution. IMO the web page developer should specify the height and width of the graphic, either as properties of the img tag, or with CSS. Again IMO it comes down to development style.

Edit: I didn't answer your question, I believe all browsers behave much the same way.
 
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Mildredop

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Edit: I didn't answer your question, I believe all browsers behave much the same way.
It's a shame browsers can't somehow compensate for this. So, when the image placeholder thing that you're talking about happens, the browser knows what part of the site you're looking at and doesn't allow it to move (so if the image is above where you're looking, it increases the height of the page rather than pushing everything down).
 

samauden

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Some times especially with chrome, when a page is loading,suddenly crashes forces to exit. I heard that Microsoft is launching new browser soon. I look forward to see their new browser
 
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