Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Flash of Unstyled Content (Annoying White Flash)

Yup, I'm about to cover one of the most prominent web page styling problems ever known to man: the Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC)!

What is it? Well, there are two different ways of explaining it:
  1. To the viewer, it's that annoying white flash that you see every time you view a different page on a website when the website has a background image or background color that isn't white.
  2. To the web coder, it's that short moment of time during which the page is unstyled (defaulting to a blank white page) that annoys the viewers.

Let's fix it! :)