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Pilpil - Progressive Image Loading Effect

Pilpil – Progressive Image Loading Effect

Pilpil is a small, pure JavaScript library for Progressive Image Loading with a blur effect to reduce the page load time; as seen on Medium.

How

  1. Link files to your site or application (add <script> to bottom of page)
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/pilpil.css">
    <script src="js/pilpil.js"></script>
  2. Set markup
    <div class="aspectRatioPlaceholder">
      <div class="aspectRatioPlaceholder-fill"></div>
      <div class="progressiveMedia" data-width="1920" data-height="1080">
        <img class="progressiveMedia-thumbnail" src="small-image-path" alt="" />
        <canvas class="progressiveMedia-canvas"></canvas>
        <img class="progressiveMedia-image" data-src="original-image-path" alt="" />
      </div>
    </div>
  3. Add src small-image-path for class .progressiveMedia-thumbnail
    <img class="progressiveMedia-thumbnail" src="small-image-path" alt="" />
  4. Set data-src="path" original-image-path for class .progressiveMedia-image
    <img class="progressiveMedia-image" data-src="original-image-path" alt="" />
  5. And finally set original image size (width, height) that you used in data-src="path" to data-width and data-height for class .progressiveMedia. For example:
    <div class="progressiveMedia" data-width="1920" data-height="1080">

Why

It’s the best way to load an image. No dependencies. Pure JavaScript. Progressive Image Loading with a blur effect. Reduce the page loading time. Better user experience. Wow.

Where

Pilpil should (in theory) work in all relevant browsers (ie9+). If not, create an issue! Thanks!

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