Stop flickering between pages in IE

If you hate that slight flicker in IE browser between page transitions then you will find this snippet useful. When the user navigates from one page to another, there is a slight white out before next page renders on IE. On other browsers like FireFox or Chrome has a relatively smoother handle for such transition. If your web application has the significant number of post backs then this becomes more annoying to users.

To reduce this flicker in IE, simply add below META tags in the HEAD section of your page.

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<META http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="blendTrans(Duration=0.05)" />
<META http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="blendTrans(Duration=0.05)" />

By reducing the duration of fading content from the previous page and revealing new content from next page, user experience relatively smooth transition between pages. The good thing about above implementation is that above META tags will not have any impact on other browsers.

That's Crazy

Sony ILCE-7RM2 • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
ƒ/2.8 • 24mm • 1/160s • ISO 640

In this shot, photographers are waiting for sunset with their gears to capture the moment at Bass Harbor Head Light, one of the most iconic and photographed lighthouses in Maine. If you look carefully at the right most of the photo you will see four photographers (yes - they are four) standing at the prime spot and having best angle of the light house. I was told they came at least 3-4 hours early to occupy the spot and they were standing at the same spot since then, waiting for the sunset.

BTW, if you glance over the photo more carefully, you will find one tripod without any camera. That’s mine!

Here is one of the photos I captured that evening: Bass Harbor Head Light.