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How to make a Facebook Like Image placeholder loader

Hey Guys,

I want to make a facebook like image placeholder loader, its a kind of lazy load technique but then with a animation.

Facebook Placeholder Animation

I tried a lot but it didn’t worked at all. Could someone give suggestions or help?

Thanks,
ezra

First, solve this idea on codepen. Then move this idea to webflow. By webflow only its hard to solve this.

Anyway the article you added only manage the CSS “effect” (Without the JS of lazy-loading). Or use simple “hide on scroll” of the animate loader position on top of your content by webflow (This is not really lazy loading).

https://codepen.io/ezra_siton/pen/BEERLQ

And this is not really taken content X and change the live text to gray boxes.

Example of box:

.background-masker.header-top,
.background-masker.header-bottom,
.background-masker.subheader-bottom {
    top: 0;
    left: 40px;
    right: 0;
    height: 10px;
}

Oh wow,
Thank you I will try this!

On webflow you should wrap the css with style. Like this:

<style>
.timeline-item {
    background: #fff;
    border: 1px solid;
    border-color: #e5e6e9 #dfe0e4 #d0d1d5;
    border-radius: 3px;
    padding: 12px;

    margin: 0 auto;
    max-width: 472px;
    min-height: 200px;
}

@keyframes placeHolderShimmer{
    0%{
        background-position: -468px 0
    }
    100%{
        background-position: 468px 0
    }
}

.animated-background {
    animation-duration: 1s;
    animation-fill-mode: forwards;
    animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    animation-name: placeHolderShimmer;
    animation-timing-function: linear;
    background: #f6f7f8;
    background: linear-gradient(to right, #eeeeee 8%, #dddddd 18%, #eeeeee 33%);
    background-size: 800px 104px;
    height: 96px;
    position: relative;
}

.background-masker {
    background: #fff;
    position: absolute;
}

/* Every thing below this is just positioning */

.background-masker.header-top,
.background-masker.header-bottom,
.background-masker.subheader-bottom {
    top: 0;
    left: 40px;
    right: 0;
    height: 10px;
}

.background-masker.header-left,
.background-masker.subheader-left,
.background-masker.header-right,
.background-masker.subheader-right {
    top: 10px;
    left: 40px;
    height: 8px;
    width: 10px;
}

.background-masker.header-bottom {
    top: 18px;
    height: 6px;
}

.background-masker.subheader-left,
.background-masker.subheader-right {
    top: 24px;
    height: 6px;
}


.background-masker.header-right,
.background-masker.subheader-right {
    width: auto;
    left: 300px;
    right: 0;
}

.background-masker.subheader-right {
    left: 230px;
}

.background-masker.subheader-bottom {
    top: 30px;
    height: 10px;
}

.background-masker.content-top,
.background-masker.content-second-line,
.background-masker.content-third-line,
.background-masker.content-second-end,
.background-masker.content-third-end,
.background-masker.content-first-end {
    top: 40px;
    left: 0;
    right: 0;
    height: 6px;
}

.background-masker.content-top {
    height:20px;
}

.background-masker.content-first-end,
.background-masker.content-second-end,
.background-masker.content-third-end{
    width: auto;
    left: 380px;
    right: 0;
    top: 60px;
    height: 8px;
}

.background-masker.content-second-line  {
    top: 68px;
}

.background-masker.content-second-end {
    left: 420px;
    top: 74px;
}

.background-masker.content-third-line {
    top: 82px;
}

.background-masker.content-third-end {
    left: 300px;
    top: 88px;
}
</style>

For the html use embed-html -or- build the boxes by webflow (The build is by position absolute of each element).

Anyway you should know a little CSS to really modify this example.