Do you want to create an interactive image for your WordPress blog? An interactive image allows you to highlight, link, and animate certain areas of your image. In this article, we will show you how to create interactive images in WordPress. What is an Interactive… Read More »
I’ve been watching a lot of nature documentaries lately. I like how you can either pay super close attention to them, or use them as background TV. I was a massive fan of the original Blue Planet, so it’s been cool watching the Blue Planet II episodes drop recently, as one example. A typical nature documentary will always have a little look how bad we’re screwing up the environment twist, which is the perfect time and place for such …
With CSS filter effects and blend modes, we can now leverage various techniques for styling images directly in the browser. However, creating aesthetic theming isn’t all that filter effects are good for. You can use filters to indicate hover state, hide passwords, and now—for web performance.
While playing with profiling performance wins of using blend modes for duotone image effects (I’ll write up an article on this soon), I discovered something even more exciting. A major image optimization win! …
Most WordPress themes show user Gravatars in the comment threads. It’s a way of showing an image with the user, as associated by the email address used. It’s a nice touch, and almost an expected design pattern these days.
Every one of those gravatars is an individual HTTP request though, like any other image. A comment thread with 50 comments means 50 HTTP requests, and they aren’t always particularly tiny files. Yeesh.
Let’s lazy load them.
Lazy loading …
Let’s say you want to find an
Here’s the image:
<img src="image.jpg" alt="an image">
And here’s us selecting it, by finding the first …