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A very inefficient but with best browser support way would be to check if the
clientBoundingRect of the image is currently inside the viewport or not on every
scroll event, damn! it's costly!
Let's say the images in HTML are:
<img data-src="someimage1.png" class="lazy-image">
<img data-src="someimage2.png" class="lazy-image">
<img data-src="someimage3.png" class="lazy-image">
<img data-src="someimage4.png" class="lazy-image">
<img data-src="someimage5.png" class="lazy-image">
Then the following javaSscript code
(function() {
document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', () => {
let debouncedLazyLoad = null;
function lazyLoad() {
if(debouncedLazyLoad) {
debouncedLazyLoad = setTimeout(() => {
const images = document.querySelectorAll('.lazy-image');
Foreach image we need to check if it's TOP is less than page's height (This means
the current immediate bottom)
const pageCurrentBottom = window.innerHeight;
images.forEach((img) => {
const imgTop = img.getBoundingClientRect().top;
if(imgTop < pageCurrentBottom) {
img.src = img.dataset.src;
}, 200);
document.addEventListener('scroll', lazyLoad);
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