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:
Use them directly in an image tag or a CSS background, or whatever you want to.
There are three bonus fonts you can choose by passing
font=museo in the URL.
Also please note that the
font=noto is available for chinese/japanese/korean texts.
Change font size
You can manually change the font size by passing in the URL
Just pass the
retina=1 in the URL. Your image will be 2 times bigger.
Asian text support
You can use the font
noto for support of japanese, korean and chinese text.
Colors support transparency (0 - 255) by putting the alpha value after the color itself. Both colors are supported.
Set up your own instance