One of the best ways to prevent page bloat is to treat everything as a resource that doesn’t need to be on the page until the user has to interact with it. The technique is called lazy-loading, and can be performed on almost any asset. It’s especially good for responsive websites, when the same content needs to be loaded across multiple devices, while still loading as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at a few ways to make this possible.
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