I’ll often hear about “slow page load”. Of course, I’m not the only one in this boat. We’ve grown used to visiting sites that perform phenomenally, which adds to how unbearable the experience feels with ones that don’t.
There could be multiple reasons behind a slow loading website. One issue that Magento store owners especially tend to face is down to the hundreds of images on their web page.
What Is Magento 2 Lazy Loading
The core concept behind lazy loading is a design pattern mainly used for web templates and architecture. Normally, when a user opens an online store or website, the entire page’s contents are downloaded and rendered in a single go. In this time period, the browser caches the web page. Not only does this result in extra consumption of memory and bandwidth, but it can’t ensure that the user will go through the web page.
It’s better to load all of the content when the user accesses a part of the page that requires it. This is possible through Magento Lazy Loading, which creates pages with placeholder content. This is only replaced with actual content when the user needs it.