The Flashing Webpages

I’ve noticed more and more websites now only loading images on a page when you scroll to down to them. It’s called ‘Lazy Loading‘ and I hate it. I’m all for saving bandwidth and improving page loading times but this trend is incredibly annoying. Scrolling down a page once ‘loaded’ should be smooth. But instead images flash at you as they load while you scroll. A terrible experience. Look at the Kottke homepage for an example of this. It’s a good blog with plenty of nice images and videos. But exploring it is miserable thanks to this delayed image loading ‘feature’.