Fallback images from next/image

Broken images can break our users experience, managing error states gracefully lets us have more control over how our UI should look like if an unexpected action occur. Right now the next/image component does not implement a fallback property (but it might do it in the future), but we can implement it ourselves.

const ImageWithFallback = ({
  fallback = fallbackImage,
}) => {
  const [error, setError] = useState(null)

  useEffect(() => {
  }, [src])

  return (
      src={error ? fallbackImage : src}

Now we have a way of determine a fallback url for our images that will be used in case our original src fails to load.

Vercel logo

This image should load correctly

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This should not

We also ensure to reset the error everytime our src changes as changing it might solve the issue. You can also change the layout or width and height props when being in an error state if needed.