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slow connections load the nav bar css last

  • Narada Das


    Hi – Im using the BP admin bar.
    The only problem I have with it is that on a slow connection the nav bar is almost invisible till the css kicks in.
    Since I dont have much alternative navigation this is a serious problem.

    Also I have had issues with IE8 not showing the navbar until I click ‘compatibility view’.

    Anyone else have the same problem?
    Anything we can do about it?

    Dan V

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  • Narada Das


    @pcwriter — do you have any suggestions about this?
    Im thinking a reasonably easy solution for a beginner like me
    might be to make the original BP nav bar visible as well but to move it to the bottom of the page.
    Its essential that if the top nav bar doesnt load there should be some way to get to the main pages.
    I guess a menu in a widget on the top of the sidebar is possible but I have a lot
    in my sidebars already…



    To ensure that your site displays in compatibility mode to all IE users, Microsoft Support suggests adding the following in your header.php just after the opening “ tag:

    As for the slow loading of the navbar on slow connections, well, people with slow connections will likely be used to waiting times when loading pages. However, you can make your navbar more visible while they are waiting for the page to load by adding a colored bar at the top of your background image.

    Narada Das


    Thanks for the suggestions. I will try both of them.
    You are right I think that the links themselves load fairly quickly
    it is the CSS for the background that makes them visible
    that comes down last.

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