Fake Images Please?
When designing websites, you may not have the images you need at first. But you already know the sizes and inserting some placeholders can help you better seeing the layout. Don’t waste your time making dummy images for your mockup or wireframe. Fakeimg.pl is a little tool that generates images with an URL. Choose the size, the colors, even the text. It’s free and open-source.
How to use
You just have to put your image size after our URL. Only the first parameter is mandatory. There are options too, you can pass a text, or change some colors. Colors must be hexadecimal, the first one is the background color. The text can be passed with the text GET variable. Here are some examples you can look at:
<img src="http://fakeimg.pl/300/"> <img src="http://fakeimg.pl/250x100/"> <img src="http://fakeimg.pl/250x100/ff0000/"> <img src="http://fakeimg.pl/350x200/ff0000/000"> <img src="http://fakeimg.pl/350x200/?text=Hello">
Use them directly in an image tag or a CSS background, or whatever you want to.
Set up your own instance
Prerequisites: Python, pip (
easy_install pip if you don’t already have it.).
First you need to clone the project
git clone https://github.com/Rydgel/Fake-images-please.git
Install all dependencies with
pip install -r requirements.txt
Run the tests
Run the server
Open the browser at
Made by Jérôme Mahuet, with love in 2012. Follow @phollow to stay up-to-date with the project, or if you just want to ask something. Feel free to make pull requests.