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A helper for creating placeholder images via Works with Rails, or without.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'placeholdit'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install placeholdit


A basic 500x500 placeholder image:

    $ <%= placeholdit_image_tag "500" %>

A basic 250x250 placeholder image:

    $ <%= placeholdit_image_tag "250x250" %>

The same placeholder image with custom text:

    $ <%= placeholdit_image_tag "250x250", text: "Buy me!" %>

The same placeholder image with a blue background:

    $ <%= placeholdit_image_tag "250x250", text: "Buy me!", background_color: '#004eff' %>

The same placeholder image with a blue background and red text (not recommended):

    $ <%= placeholdit_image_tag "250x250", text: "Buy me!", background_color: '#004eff', text_color: '#ff0000' %>

Alternatively, simply calling placeholdit will work just the same:

    $ <%= placeholdit "250x250", text: "Look at me!" %>


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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