If you hide several elements located one nextto another, you can assign increasingly faster speed to hiding each element, for example like this:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
$(document).ready(function(){
$(‘:submit’).click(function () {
$(‘#veryslowhide’).hide(‘4000’);
$(‘#slowhide’).hide(‘3000’);
$(‘#fasthide’).hide(‘2000’);
$(‘#fasthide’).hide(‘1000’);
});
});
</script>

<script type=”text/javascript”>$(document).ready(function(){
$(‘:submit’).click(function () {$(‘#slowhide’).hide(‘1000’);$(‘#fasthide’).hide(‘300’);});
});</script>