Wondering what best practice is for adding this functionality to a web site at this point.
I understand this will both improve web site load time (not ping time, obviously), but it will also use less bandwidth for those paying on a per-usage basis.
I found there are many ways to do this. Some are very bad for SEO, b/c Google and other SEs can't find the images/iframes/video below the fold.
And, the most common jquery scripts...for some reason, they didn't work. I admit I only played with them for a few minutes, but I stopped b/c I found that Chrome and Firefox latest versions now have this function natively. (How long will it be before it's standard, industry-wide? Also, Chrome has largest market share, so it's inevitable!)
So, my question is, why bother with jquery, CSS, or novel method of lazy loading when it's as easy as:
<img loading="lazy" src="someimg.jpg"> and that's it. Just wondering what those more knowledgeable think about this.