Image Placeholder APIs

In a previous article I discovered fake images please which allowed you to put image placeholders on your webpage by using an image placeholder API. I had a number of comments about this post from other people sending links to other image placeholder APIs.

Here is a list of some more APIs.


A quick and simple service for getting pictures of kittens for use as placeholders in your designs or code. Just put your image size (width & height) after our URL and you'll get a placeholder.

To display this image just use the following URL

<img src="" alt="Place Kitten" />

Place Kitten

<img src="" alt="Place Kitten" />

Place Kitten



If your more of a dog person then you can use the API placedog, it works the same way just pass in the parameters to the image and it will display an image of dogs for your application.

<img src="" alt="Place Dog" />

Place Dog

In HTML5 there are a few more features which allow you to do some cool things with forms such as validation without writing any Javascript which makes it easier for all people who don't know how to write Javascript.

In this article you will learn how to use some of the new HTML5 features in a real world situation. We will learn how to create a form using many of the HTML5 form effects.

HTML5 Form Demo

HTML5 Forms


In a previous article you learnt what is HTML5 all about. But this article missed out a lot of new features which come with HTML5 including audio and video embedding using HTML5. But one of the features which I am most excited about is the new HTML5 form features. Read more...

In my previous article on What is HTML5? I pointed out some of the new features which are coming with HTML5.

One of the advantages of HTML5 are the features to HTML forms. The benefit of HTML5 is that it will remove the need to add JavaScript to your HTML forms. Normally with HTML forms there are a number of tasks which you will always have to do. The main one is always validation a form should always have client side validation, but others are date pickers and placeholders. Read more...