I've recently built a website from scratch which I'm very proud of (a new feat for me!) and have begun testing it in dreaded IE. I've noticed that in IE8 if I want to hover over any link it just takes a long time to do (upwards of 0.5seconds to recognize the mouse is over a link and to change to a 'click here' icon). It works 'fine' in IE6 and IE7.
When I take out 2 simple pictures (about 500KB and 100KB) the page seems to work fine. Why do these two pictures trip up IE8 so badly, yet every other browser can handle pictures of this size just fine? What can I do to fix it?