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Lazy Loading Video Based on Connection Speed

A large video hero can be a neat experience when done well — but adding video capability to the homepage is just asking for somebody to go in and add a 25mb video and throw all your performance optimizations out the window.

Lazy pandas love lazy loading. (Photo by Elena Loshina)

I’ve been on a few teams who wanted to do one of those full-screen background videos on the home page. And I’m usually not too thrilled to do it because how often…



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Ben Robertson

I write about front end web development, accessibility, and remote work. ✍️ Writing at: https://ben.robertson.is. 🛠 Working on: https://frontendremotejobs.com.