Laravel Mix Preload

Published on by

Laravel Mix Preload image

Laravel Mix Preload is a Laravel package by Sebastian De Deyne and Spatie that adds preload and prefetch links based on your Mix manifest file. This package exposes a blade directive that renders links based on chunks names with “preload” and “prefetch”.

Here’s the gist of what you need in your layout template:

<head>
<title>Preloading things</title>
 
@preload
</head>

Which would render something like the following depending on the chunk names in the mix-manifest.json file:

<link rel="prefetch" href="/css/prefetch-otherpagecss.css" as="style">
<link rel="preload" href="/js/preload-biglibrary.js" as="script">
<link rel="preload" href="/js/vendors~preload-biglibrary.js" as="script">

As mentioned in the project’s readme, if you are unfamiliar with the concepts around prefetch and preload, check out Addy Osmani’s article Preload, Prefetch And Priorities in Chrome. Although you should read through the article, I like the following summary for when you should preload vs. prefetch:

Preload resources you have high-confidence will be used in the current page. Prefetch resources likely to be used for future navigations across multiple navigation boundaries.

You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub at spatie/laravel-mix-preload.

Paul Redmond photo

Staff writer at Laravel News. Full stack web developer and author.

Filed in:
Cube

Laravel Newsletter

Join 40k+ other developers and never miss out on new tips, tutorials, and more.

image
DocuWriter.ai

Save hours of manually writing Code Documentation, Comments & DocBlocks, Test suites and Refactoring.

Visit DocuWriter.ai
Laravel Forge logo

Laravel Forge

Easily create and manage your servers and deploy your Laravel applications in seconds.

Laravel Forge
Tinkerwell logo

Tinkerwell

The must-have code runner for Laravel developers. Tinker with AI, autocompletion and instant feedback on local and production environments.

Tinkerwell
No Compromises logo

No Compromises

Joel and Aaron, the two seasoned devs from the No Compromises podcast, are now available to hire for your Laravel project. ⬧ Flat rate of $7500/mo. ⬧ No lengthy sales process. ⬧ No contracts. ⬧ 100% money back guarantee.

No Compromises
Kirschbaum logo

Kirschbaum

Providing innovation and stability to ensure your web application succeeds.

Kirschbaum
Shift logo

Shift

Running an old Laravel version? Instant, automated Laravel upgrades and code modernization to keep your applications fresh.

Shift
LoadForge logo

LoadForge

Easy, affordable load testing and stress tests for websites, APIs and databases.

LoadForge
Paragraph logo

Paragraph

Manage your Laravel app as if it was a CMS – edit any text on any page or in any email without touching Blade or language files.

Paragraph
Lucky Media logo

Lucky Media

Bespoke software solutions built for your business. We ♥ Laravel

Lucky Media
Lunar: Laravel E-Commerce logo

Lunar: Laravel E-Commerce

E-Commerce for Laravel. An open-source package that brings the power of modern headless e-commerce functionality to Laravel.

Lunar: Laravel E-Commerce
Bacancy - Staff Augmentation logo

Bacancy - Staff Augmentation

Leave your web app development hustles to the leading IT Staff Augmentation Service Providers. Choose from an extensive pool of 1050+ developers and give yourself the sigh of success you deserve with Bacancy. Get In Touch Today!

Bacancy - Staff Augmentation
DocuWriter.ai logo

DocuWriter.ai

Save hours of manually writing Code Documentation, Comments & DocBlocks, Test suites and Refactoring.

DocuWriter.ai
Rector logo

Rector

Your partner for seamless Laravel upgrades, cutting costs, and accelerating innovation for successful companies

Rector

The latest

View all →
Add Architecture Tests to Saloon API Integrations with Lawman image

Add Architecture Tests to Saloon API Integrations with Lawman

Read article
Protect Routes with JWT Tokens Using This Package for Laravel image

Protect Routes with JWT Tokens Using This Package for Laravel

Read article
Increment a Rate Limiter by a Custom Amount in Laravel 10.46 image

Increment a Rate Limiter by a Custom Amount in Laravel 10.46

Read article
Add Kanban Boards to Your Laravel App in Seconds image

Add Kanban Boards to Your Laravel App in Seconds

Read article
October CMS v3.6 Ships Today, Full of New Features image

October CMS v3.6 Ships Today, Full of New Features

Read article
Laracon EU Videos are now out image

Laracon EU Videos are now out

Read article