Static Layer "flickers"
March 17, 2003 by Marja Ribbers-de Vroed


I've specified 'static' persistency for my layer, but the layer doesn't stand absolutely still when scrolling: it 'flickers' somewhat. Can that flickering be avoided?


I'm afraid some jumping/flickering can not be avoided.
There is a CSS way to make layers stick to a fixed position in the window (see, but it is not compatible with older browsers like Netscape 4.x.
Furthermore, CSS can't make a layer move only when it is about to be scrolled of the page.

Marja Ribbers-de Vroed

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I worked as a software engineer for a well-known Dutch software company for about 10 years. But then I decided I did not want to work there anymore.
Since then, I've been working with my husband in our own company.

I "discovered" web development early 2000, and I soon found out that I could actually create my own extra (DHTML) features in Dreamweaver by building custom extensions.
My first extension was Cross-browser AutoScroller, but I've developed several other ones since then.

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