While making a new website design or website template, you often require some dummy images or placeholders to use in your template so as to get the perfect view of your web design. I used to be wasting time doing this the hard way of using image editing tools and creating and cropping images. However a few months back I stumbled upon a website, placehold.it which lets you create a placeholder image very easily.
Placehold.it is a quick and simple image placeholder service website which lets create an image with your specified dimensions and parameters. For example, to create a 320×250 placeholder image you can simply use the address like:
You can download the image directly visting the url or you can directly use the image path in an img src path like
You can also show a custom text on the placeholder image using a query string at the very end of the url like
Its also possible to specify the color of the image as hex codes like
There are a few more image placeholder service websites like PlaceKitten.com, FlickHoldr.com, DummyImage.com etc which does the same job, however I prefer placehold.it as it gives you a minimalistic design with its simple grey boxes in place of images which is perfect for analysing how my design will look.