It does load sequentially, actually. But I guess what you mean is, you'd like the window to stay the same width all the time while loading? Could be fixed, but would also mean different widths for different devices, so it would need a bit of testing to make sure some users aren't missing out on any emojis.
Oh, like, finish one image before starting loading another? That's rather atypical browser behaviour.
A better (and more standard) solution would be to just load thumbnails for every image/gif, and then make them clickable for full size, or whatnot. But, that means fiddling in vB, and, well, nobody's about to want to bother with that
^That would be a good alternative. I'm just comparing it to sites like giphy, which seem to handle the loading process better, even when several gifs load at a time sequentially as it does here. Seems to be slightly faster there.
ATM the page is 51 MB in size, so that's probably the problem .
Another one is off course to migrate to discourse, . That smiley list seems to be tabbed and not show everything in full size. I'd probably opt to move macros to their own smol site / page / app with a box of code on how to include it in poasts.
Thanks, Force. I honestly forgot that we even HAVE a smiley window, because I haven't seen it in my UI on this forum in... basically ever. I saw it for the first time a couple days ago when the missus registered.