Lazy loading is a great technique which has the potential to have a profound impact on your site speed if you use a lot of images. It can help you save resources like bandwidth and reduce server load. Easy to implement by using one of the plugins tested in this tutorial.
But being, as a full-time traveler, on slow internet I HATE it! Either photos don’t load at all, or their size is not pre-defined (to keep the page responsive) so with every new image load the text (I’m trying to read) shifts down and out of focus. My number ONE reason to never visit the same site again!
So tell us if lazy load wordpress plugin actually does good or bad to your website as what i understood that it improves the page speed but it increases the requests a lot. Should i prefer to leave with the high amount of request and better speed or switch it back as it was?
Below is a line from the developer of the plugin itself.
How to Lazy Load Images and Videos to Improve Page Load Time
The average web pages weight in at 2406 kB with images and videos making up nearly 75% of the total weight according to the HTTP Archive. That’s a lot of bytes for a website visitor’s browser to download and render, and the trends all point to larger web pages and increased used of images in […]