Generate thumbhash at edge for tiny progressive images

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  • thumbhash

    A very compact representation of an image placeholder

    I'm not looking to solve distributed image hosting (yet) so in the meantime, I built a simple image processing solution using thumbhash to store a tiny, base64-encoded version of the image to display while the full image is downloaded.

  • wrangler-legacy

    🤠 Home to Wrangler v1 (deprecated)

    Continuing my journey to build a performant edge-cached blog! It's built on top of Cloudflare Workers, here was my last update on it:

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  • blurhash

    A very compact representation of a placeholder for an image.

    While it's similar to BlurHash, the color performance is much better for the same filesize. Here's a a demonstration of this from the demo page (with ThumbHash in the middle and BlurHash on the right):

  • pica

    Resize image in browser with high quality and high speed

    Then pica to resize it and a simple function I wrote to crop it:

  • lazysizes

    High performance and SEO friendly lazy loader for images (responsive and normal), iframes and more, that detects any visibility changes triggered through user interaction, CSS or JavaScript without configuration.

    Normally I would write some client-side JS to do this but as this project is solely server-rendered I opted to use a simple tried-and-true library for this: lazysizes.

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