HTML Page Transitions

The "Page Transition Effect" is proprietary feature for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and above, where you can specify a transition between one page and another, similar to those found in slideshow presentations.

Transitions are specified using meta tags in the header section

<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="revealTrans(Duration=**,Transition=?)">

  • Replace Page-Enter with Page-Exit to perform the transition upon leaving a page.
  • Replace the ** with the duration in seconds for the effect, eg. 2.0
  • Replace the ? with the effect number from the table below, eg. 9
0 Rectangle towards centre
1 Rectangle from centre outwards
2 Circle towards centre
3 Circle from centre outwards
4 Horizontal wipe from bottom to top
5 Horizontal wipe from top to bottom
6 Vertical wipe from left to right
7 Vertical wipe from right to left
8 Vertical Blinds from left to right
9 Horizontal blinds ftom top to bottom
10 Box Blinds from left to right
11 Box Blinds from top to bottom
12 Pixel Fade
13 Vertical Window Opening from middle to sides
14 Vertical Window Closing from sides to middle
15 Horizontal Window Opening from middle to top/bottom
16 Horizontal Window Closing from top/bottom to middle
17 Diagonal: bottom right to top left
18 Diagonal: top right to bottom left
19 Diagonal: bottom left to top right
20 Diagonal: top left to bottom right
21 Vertical Line Fade
22 Horizontal Line Fade
23 Random


Perform a pixel fade (aka. random-dissolve) transition for 2 seconds upon entering a page:

<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="revealTrans(Duration=2.0,Transition=12)">

Please Note:

Transitions are not supported by all browsers, and are therefor often considered as bad design.

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