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React Lazy Offscreen Image exports a lazy loading React component to display a background image when in the viewport and the image is loaded. When analyzing website performance with tools like Lighthouse for example, often we find an opportunity for improvement in loading images below the fold, on demand - asynchronously. Lighthouse documentation explains the offscreen image performance metric in detail. This component provides lazy loading of images as an element with a backround image, when the user has scrolled it into the browser viewport. This technique is known as "lazy loading".



npm install @foo-software/react-scroll-context @foo-software/react-lazy-offscreen-image


yarn add @foo-software/react-scroll-context @foo-software/react-lazy-offscreen-image



Name Description PropType Required Default
children Anything that can be rendered, but typically a tree of elements. The background image will be added to the container. children can optionally be specifid to render inside the container with the background image. node false null
className An optional custom className to be added to the container. string false null
CustomTag A custom HTML tag used for the container element. string false div
imageUrl The image URL for the background image. string true --
ScrollContext A scroll Context object created by React.createContext(). You will need to use the same context as with react-scroll-context. This component depends on `react-scroll-context` to provide scroll data. object true --


Example combined with react-scroll-context.

import React from 'react';
import { ScrollProvider } from '@foo-software/react-scroll-context';
import { LazyOffscreenImage } from '@foo-software/react-lazy-offscreen-image';
// replace `scroll-context` any name you like.
const ScrollContext = React.createContext('scroll-context');
const App = () => (
      <h1>Scroll it!</h1>
      <p>Ipsum lorem, a lot of content here...</p>


An example using this component can be seen on Foo's features page.


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npm i @foo-software/react-lazy-offscreen-image

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