Load Disqus Asynchronously
In fact this method works for old threads. But it fails to create new post threads. This is why I tried and be conquered by intensedebate, as you can see in the bottom of this page.
Remark I didn’t have any comment on my blog when I switched. Therefore my lack of influence was a good thing :-).
Before begining, I must state that I love Disqus.
I know there is a similar blog entry at Trephine.org. Here I just add a straight and easy way to load disqus asynchronously using jQuery.
I also know there is a jQuery plugin to make just that. Unfortunately I had some issue with CSS.
Now let’s begin.
- Efficiency: I don’t want my page to wait the complete execution of disqus script to load.
- More independance: when disqus is down, my page is blocked!
I give a solution with jQuery, but I’m certain it will work with many other js library.
If you forget the
document.write action after the document was closed, which cause a complete erasing of it.
But with this option you still need to provide a CSS. This is why you have to copy the css code from the
embed.js file and rewrite it in a CSS file. You can download the CSS I obtained.
Now it’s done. I believe all should be fine but I just finished the manip for my own site only 1 hour ago. Therefore there should be some error, tell me if it is the case.