The Lodge is members-only design/dev videos and Office Hours.

Next Office Hours Session: "Programming Fundamentals" Dec 02 - 2:00 PM Eastern

Window load event with minimum delay

Last updated on:

window.load can fire super duper fast if the page is cached. If you want to use that event but make sure a minimum amount of time has passed until it does...

(function fn() { = +new Date;

  $(window).load(function() {

     if (+new Date - < 500) setTimeout(fn, 500);
		 // Do something




  1. Gabriele Fusi
    Permalink to comment#

    This is faster!

Leave a Comment

Posting Code

We highly encourage you to post problematic HTML/CSS/JavaScript over on CodePen and include the link in your post. It's much easier to see, understand, and help with when you do that.

Markdown is supported, so you can write inline code like `<div>this</div>` or multiline blocks of code in in triple backtick fences like this:

  function example() {
    element.innerHTML = "<div>code</div>";

There's a whole bunch of content on CSS-Tricks.

Search for Stuff   •   Browse the Archives

Get the Newsletter ... or get the RSS feed