Make Your Blog Load Faster with Lazy Image Loading Script : Blogger Tutorial

blogger lazy image loading script Speed is really important factor for a Blogs success, Blogs taking time to load often lose traffic and have a very high bounce rate. So if you want to get more traffic on your blog then it is really important that you make your blog load faster. There are factors things affecting the loading speed of a blog and one of them is Images. Images play a very important role in slowing your blog, so does it mean that we should not use images on our blog? No, it does not mean that you should stop using images on your blog but we'll need to take certain measures so that we can make out blog load fast without removing images.

There is a jQuery plugin known as Lazy Image Load Script which actually makes your blog load fast by slowing down image loading. This way you blog loads first and after that Images load slowly when the user scrolls down the page. This is a great plugin and will definitely make your blog faster as the Images will load afterwards. This plugin is very useful for blogs with lots of Images / Wallpapers etc. 

How to Install Lazy Image Load Plugin to Blogger

The Installation process is very simple and anyone can do it without any problems. All you have to do is follow the below steps:

  • Go to Blogger > Template
  • Click on Edit HTML (Backup your Template First)
  • Search for </head>
  • Paste the following script just before </head>
<script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[
(function(a){a.fn.lazyload=function(b){var c={threshold:0,failurelimit:0,event:"scroll",effect:"show",container:window};if(b){a.extend(c,b)}var d=this;if("scroll"==c.event){a(c.container).bind("scroll",function(b){var e=0;d.each(function(){if(a.abovethetop(this,c)||a.leftofbegin(this,c)){}else if(!a.belowthefold(this,c)&&!a.rightoffold(this,c)){a(this).trigger("appear")}else{if(e++>c.failurelimit){return false}}});var f=a.grep(d,function(a){return!a.loaded});d=a(f)})}this.each(function(){var b=this;if(undefined==a(b).attr("original")){a(b).attr("original",a(b).attr("src"))}if("scroll"!=c.event||undefined==a(b).attr("src")||c.placeholder==a(b).attr("src")||a.abovethetop(b,c)||a.leftofbegin(b,c)||a.belowthefold(b,c)||a.rightoffold(b,c)){if(c.placeholder){a(b).attr("src",c.placeholder)}else{a(b).removeAttr("src")}b.loaded=false}else{b.loaded=true}a(b).one("appear",function(){if(!this.loaded){a("<img />").bind("load",function(){a(b).hide().attr("src",a(b).attr("original"))[c.effect](c.effectspeed);b.loaded=true}).attr("src",a(b).attr("original"))}});if("scroll"!=c.event){a(b).bind(c.event,function(c){if(!b.loaded){a(b).trigger("appear")}})}});a(c.container).trigger(c.event);return this};a.belowthefold=function(b,c){if(c.container===undefined||c.container===window){var d=a(window).height()+a(window).scrollTop()}else{var d=a(c.container).offset().top+a(c.container).height()}return d<=a(b).offset().top-c.threshold};a.rightoffold=function(b,c){if(c.container===undefined||c.container===window){var d=a(window).width()+a(window).scrollLeft()}else{var d=a(c.container).offset().left+a(c.container).width()}return d<=a(b).offset().left-c.threshold};a.abovethetop=function(b,c){if(c.container===undefined||c.container===window){var d=a(window).scrollTop()}else{var d=a(c.container).offset().top}return d>=a(b).offset().top+c.threshold+a(b).height()};a.leftofbegin=function(b,c){if(c.container===undefined||c.container===window){var d=a(window).scrollLeft()}else{var d=a(c.container).offset().left}return d>=a(b).offset().left+c.threshold+a(b).width()};a.extend(a.expr[":"],{"below-the-fold":"$.belowthefold(a, {threshold : 0, container: window})","above-the-fold":"!$.belowthefold(a, {threshold : 0, container: window})","right-of-fold":"$.rightoffold(a, {threshold : 0, container: window})","left-of-fold":"!$.rightoffold(a, {threshold : 0, container: window})"})})(jQuery);$(function(){$("img").lazyload({placeholder:"http://i22.servimg.com/u/f22/15/42/72/40/grey10.gif",effect:"fadeIn",threshold:"-50"})})//]]></script>
  • Now just save your Template.
You've successfully installed the plugin and Now you'll notice Images loading slowly.

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Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of The-Area51.com, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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