The Free Image Placeholder Service Favoured By Designers

What is generates custom placeholder images on the fly, like these examples:

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How To Use Our Placeholders 

Just specify the image size after our URL ( and you’ll get a placeholder image. So the image URL should look this: 

You can use the images in your HTML or CSS, like this:  

<a href=""><img src=""></a>

How To Set Image Size 

Specify the width first, then height. Height is optional: if no height is specified, your placeholder image will be a square. So this example… 

…generates a 150 pixel square dummy image 

NB: Size must be the first folder specified in the URL 

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How To Set Image Formats 

Image format is optional – the default is a .GIF. You can use the following image file extensions… 

Adding an image file extension will render the image in the correct format. JPG & JPEG are identical. The image extension can go at the end of any option in the URL, like this: 

How To Set Custom Text 

You can specify text for your image by using a query string at the very end of the URL. So this URL…

…produces this 728×90 sized image (ie, leaderboard ad dimensions):-

Text is optional. The default is the image dimensions in pixels. You can use A-Z characters, upper or lowercase, numbers, and most symbols. Spaces are specified with a plus sign (+). For example…

…will produces this placeholder banner ad plus the text (complete with spaces):- 

How To Set Background & Text Color 

By default, text is black and the background grey. Colors are represented as hex codes after the dummy image dimensions. For example, #FF0000 is red. Colors must follow the dimensions. So this image URL… ?

…produces images in the shape of 125×125 button ad:-

The first color is always the background color, and the second color is the text color.

Popular Hex Color Codes
White – FFFFFF
Black – 000000
Red – FF0000
Blue – 0000FF
Yellow – FFFFFF
Green – 008000 

New! WEBP Support

In January 2019, we added support for Google’s new WEBP image format. 

New! HTTPS Support

SSL is a big deal for any webmaster in 2018. Your placeholder images will work with or without HTTPS…

…called from HTTP or HTTPS domains.