Optimisation: Load images asynchronously and with an alt


I've been optimizing my site that contains ElfSight and really, theres a big problem between pagespeed and elfsight.

Problem that would be way less of one if the images could be loaded with a lazyload (just add loading="lazy" to the image tag) and an alt.

Would it be possible to do so?

  • Frédéric Pilon
  • Oct 28 2021
  • Future consideration
  • Admin
    Helga R commented
    17 Aug, 2022 12:42pm

    Hello folks!

    Big news is coming — lazy load beta version for embedded widgets is here! 😍

    It doesn't work as a built-in option yet due to a couple of unresolved matters, but you can adjust your widget manually in order to make it work :)

    Although this solution applies to the whole widget, we still believe it might work for you.

    To turn it on, please add the “data-elfsight-app-lazy” attribute to a <div> element in your installation code.

    For example, here’s how the code looks like initially:

    <script src="https://apps.elfsight.com/p/platform.js" defer></script>

    <div class="elfsight-app-9d3beb9e-4c72-4bd1-8ed6-c192fc9e56c7"></div>

    And here’s how it should look like with the attribute added:

    <script src="https://apps.elfsight.com/p/platform.js" defer></script>

    <div class="elfsight-app-9d3beb9e-4c72-4bd1-8ed6-c192fc9e56c7" data-elfsight-app-lazy></div>

    Please keep in mind that it will work only for widgets which are not in the initial viewport (e.g. users have to scroll down at least for a little bit before they reach the widget).

    Please let us know if it worked on your end and what you think about this option 🙂

  • Mike Benwell commented
    16 Aug, 2022 04:06pm

    I have the same problem with Pagespeed analysis and Elfsight. Pulling in an Elfspeed feed is taking 6509ms in CPU time, 2932ms script evaluation and 73ms for script parsing. This is way way too slow. As a minimum, this needs to occur asynchronously (beneath the fold) and not slow down what the user sees. Common, elfsight, provide a workable solution.

  • Admin
    Helga R commented
    1 Nov, 2021 09:26am

    Hello ,

    Thank you for adding your idea!

    We will try our best to look into the issue and improve the widget behavior. Thanks a lot for the details provided - we'll try our best to consider them.

    Thanks a lot for helping us!

    Helga, Community Manager

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