I have a few images I'm using as backgrounds in Edge. If I assign the hide() function does the computer still process it the image behind the scenes? I'm trying to maximize the usability of my site so I'd like the graphics to be processed efficiently. I was thinking that I might have to delete the image upon mouse click and then create it again on another mouse event. Another idea was to embed the image in another html page and pull it in dynamically
need help choosing the proper course
When you use jQuery's hide() method, then you're essentially setting the display property to off, which actually results in the element no longer being displayed in the DOM. The hide() method is handy to use if you want to reload the element later using show(), or if you just want it not rendered in the browser any more.
If you truly want to nuke the element from the page, then use the remove() method instead.
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Thanks for the reply, Joe!