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definitely have a look at the adobe spry ajax framework. it's fast, free,
and easy to learn. in addition to doing exactly what you're talking about,
you'll also see all the "effects" that you can use and then you'll probably
have even more ideas for your thumbnail. in fact, one of their big sample
apps is a photo gallery, and it's pretty sweet looking. i just rebuilt an
app that was pounding the server hard, and i used spry. cut page load by
1000% and it only took about 3 days from the time i downloaded spry till the
time i had a nicely working app. the folks at the spry forum are pretty
"shastamatt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Was hoping to load an image, title, and description; by clicking onto a
> thumbnail. All this information is managed through a sqlserver and back
> I dont want to reload the page, there is an extremely obnoxious header
> that i
> could do without the reload.....Can anyone point me in the right direction
> a link or explanation?
One way is use a iframe or just a standard frame even.
I second Marc E's recomendation. The Spry documentation even has an example that fits your situation perfectly. Take a look at the examples on:
especially this one:
Spry looks like some cool stuff.
Can anyone comment on the speed at this point? What are some of these transitions and effects going to cost me in terms of speed?
i haven't used any of the effects, just the "widgets" and dataset stuff.
those are quite performant, but there's really nothing to them
"tclaremont" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Spry looks like some cool stuff.
> Can anyone comment on the speed at this point? What are some of these
> transitions and effects going to cost me in terms of speed?