make smooth transitions between web pages
There is a simple meta tag that can be added to your pages to eliminate this page flicker, but sadly it only works in IE. That said, there is no harm in adding it as other browsers will simply ignore it. It is so simple, yet so useful, not sure why I hadn't heard about it. Add this to your <head> section and watch the smooth transitions (in IE of course):
<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="BlendTrans(Duration=.01)" />
<meta http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="BlendTrans(Duration=.01)" />
Here is a website that shows a lot more options to the tag (as painful as it is to link to a site with overlayed raindrops) http://www.aim-higher.net/meta-transitions.asp.