Preloading Images From index.html

Sitepoint Members,
Is there a way to preload images from index.html without javascript? I have them preloaded from my CSS. Someone told me preloading from index.html is even faster.



You can always include images in a div that is hidden. For example

<div style="visibility: hidden; display: none;">
<img src="image1.jpg" />
<img src="image2.jpg" />
<img src="image3.jpg" />
<img src="image4.jpg" />
<img src="image5.jpg" />

I can’t imagine why it should be any faster.

I have them preloaded from my CSS

What technique are you using?