Placemat

Pretty Nice Placeholders™

Some pretty nice placeholder nouns for your site (people, places, and things), powered by imgix. Simple and flexible. Made with love by Paul Straw.

Here's how to use it

The three current endpoints are https://placem.at/people, https://placem.at/places, and https://placem.at/things. Any one of those will actually give you a valid image back on its own, but you probably want to do something a little bit fancier. The good news is that all three endpoints accept the same parameters, so there's not too much to remember. Everything is controlled via a few simple query string parameters:

Width w
https://placem.at/people?w=500
Specifies the width of the returned image. Can be used alone, or alongside h. A number in pixels.
Height h
https://placem.at/places?h=400
Specifies the height of the returned image. Can be used alone, or alongside w. A number in pixels.
Random random
https://placem.at/things?w=250&random=some_seed
By default, Placemat will always return the same image for a given size. If you want to mix things up a bit, pass random=1. If you want to get the same "random" image every time, pass any other value for random, e.g. random=hello or random=2. This tends to be especially handy for the /people endpoint.
Text txt
https://placem.at/people?txt=Hello+World
Placemat will add your requested dimensions to the returned image by default, but you can bypass that by passing txt=0. If you want to display custom text, just send along something like txt=Hello+World!
Text Color txtclr
https://placem.at/places?txt=Hello+World&txtclr=f00
Change the displayed text color. Accepts a 3 (RGB), 4 (ARGB), 6 (RRGGBB), or 8 digit (AARRGGBB) hexadecimal value. The first two digits of an 8 digit hex value represent the color's alpha transparency. Defaults to BFFF.
Overlay Color overlay_color
https://placem.at/things?overlay_color=0f0
Defines a custom overlay color. Accepts a 3 (RGB), 6 (RRGGBB) or 8 digit (AARRGGBB) hexidecimal value. The first two digits of an 8 digit hex value represent the color's alpha transparency. Defaults to ACACAC
Overlay Blend Mode overlay_blend
https://placem.at/places?overlay_blend=difference
Allows changing the overlay's blend mode. Defaults to multiply, and can be assigned to any of the imgix blend modes.