Lazy loading

Bootstrap 5 Lazy loading

Bootstrap 5 Lazy Loading is a feature, that allows you to load images or videos only when they are visible on the screen.

Note: Read the API tab to find all available options and advanced customization

Basic example

Lazy Loading will automatically initialize after adding .lazy class to your img or video element. It is important to add data-mdb-lazy-src attribute - otherwise, Lazy Load will throw an error.

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Use data-mdb-lazy-offset attribute to define an additional amount of pixels after which image or video will show.

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Use data-mdb-lazy-error to define a picture that will show if image or video doesn't load.

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Use data-mdb-lazy-animation to specify which animation you want to activate when element loads.

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Initialize a set of elements at once by adding .lazy class to their container. If you set data-mdb-lazy attributes in the parent, all of img and video elements inside will inherit them. You can overwrite them by declaring these attributes in inner elements.

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Lazy loading - API


Via data attributes

          alt="Example image"
          class="img-fluid lazy"

Via JavaScript

        const lazyElement = new mdb.LazyLoad(document.getElementById('lazyElement'), { 
          lazySrc: '...',
          lazyPlaceholder: '...', 
          lazyError: '...', 

Via jQuery

Note: By default, MDB does not include jQuery and you have to add it to the project on your own.



Name Type Default Description
lazy-src String '...' Defines the source of an element
lazy-delay Number 500 Defines delay after which element will show
lazy-animation String 'fade-in' Defines animation during element showing
lazy-offset Number 0 Defines an additional offset after which element will show
lazy-placeholder String - Defines a picture that is shown before loading a proper element
lazy-error String - Defines a picture that is shown if an error with showing element occurs


Name Description Example
dispose Removes an instance of the lazy element lazyElement.dispose()
getInstance Static method which allows you to get the lazy load instance associated to a DOM element. LazyLoad.getInstance(lazyLoadEl)



Name Description
onLoad.mdb.lazy This event fires immediately when an image is loaded.
onError.mdb.lazy This event fires immediately when an error with loading image occurs.

        const lazyLoadInstance =
        lazyLoadInstance.addEventListener('onLoad.mdb.lazy', () => { // do something });


MDB UI KIT also works with module bundlers. Use the following code to import this component:

 import { LazyLoad } from 'mdb-ui-kit';