Based in Fairfax, California, theBookDesigners are amazing designers specializing in book covers and interiors. They needed a site to showcase their work and proffer their services.
They wanted a fluid experience to peruse their work and this was a challenge. To speed up the gallery, I…
- used the charlie add-on to load entries with ajax
- delayed loading of the images by loading them with jquery waypoints when viewable in the viewport
- saved the dimensions of the images in the entries so isotope didn’t have to wait for the images to load before firing
Two shout-outs are necessary: Curtis Blackwell for supporting his plugin charlie and Fred LeBlanc for helping me troubleshoot an issue with caching.