There really isn't a way (as of yet) to pre-load background images.
But if your concern is about the time it takes to load the image, then
try dicing the bgimage into smaller parts. The individual parts will
load much faster. You may also want to try shrinking the size of the
image.
On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 00:36:30 -0500, "Jerry D. Alford"
<jdalford@newave.net> wrote:

>hi, group
>
>I want to make the background the first priority when my html pages are
>loaded on a browser. Does anybody know how to do this?
> Thanks in Advance
> sincerely,
>chad
>