21 Useful Image, Text & Data Placeholders

When developing websites you might not always have real content to use in the building stage. That`s why web designers and developers often use placeholders to help with the design process. Placeholders give designers an idea of how their client`s website will look before the final content is available. So in this post we`ve put together 21 Useful Image, Text & Data Placeholders to help you visualize how a website or an app will look even though the actual content is not yet available.

JSONPlaceholder

It is an online REST service that you can use whenever you need some fake data. Run this code in a console or from anywhere that CORS and JSONP is supported. It’s like an image placeholder but for web developers and is used for tutorials, faking a server, sharing code examples and more.

JSONPlaceholder

Data Populator

A plugin for Sketch and Adobe XD CC to populate your design mockups with meaningful data. Goodbye Lorem Ipsum. Hello JSON.

Data Populator

Mocka

It is a very simple content placeholder that you can use for your website or web application, while loading your page’s content. It weighs very little (about 500 bytes minified and gzipped), is fully customizable and you can easily include it in your project’s CSS file, by using the Sass mixin provided. Alternatively, you can copy its code and inline it in your HTML for even faster loading.

Mocka

Holder.js

Holder renders image placeholders entirely in browser. Placeholders can have custom colors, fonts, resizing behavior, and rendering engine (Canvas/SVG).

Holder.js

Fakeimg

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.

Fakeimg

Day Player

It allows you to insert customized placeholder images into any Sketch document from a number of different placeholder image services.

Day Player

Datum Ipsum

A tool that enable designers to use realistic data when mocking up data visualizations.

Datum Ipsum

UIlogos

Professionally designed logos and plugin that help you get dummy logos directly into sketchapp.

uilogos

Gradientjoy

Nice gradient placeholder images for your projects.

Gradientjoy

Placeholder loading

Simple and flexible, css only, content placeholder loading animation.

Placeholder loading

Placemat

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

Placemat

Loremipsum

Lorem ipsum is placeholder text commonly used in the graphic, print, and publishing industries for previewing layouts and visual mockups.

Loremipsum

Content Generator for Sketch

It lets you fill out your designs with names, bios, photos, avatars, placeholder text, and more?—?all in just a few clicks. Which makes it ideal for whipping up mockups without having to dig around for images online.

Content Generator for Sketch

Adorable Avatars

While other placeholder services provide purely random images, Adorable Avatars renders a unique image based on the URL. Our service takes your request (with your identifier) and procedurally generates a consistent avatar, just for you.

Adorable Avatars

Acme

Acme logos are for the times you need a professional logo to work with but don’t have the real thing yet.

Acme

Placeholder.pics

The lightest way to include placeholder pictures in your designs. All images are lovingly served up as sub-kilobyte, fully optimized Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) in any size or color you need. You can even add a short label to keep track of what goes where in your designs and mockups.

placeholder.pics

Dummy.js

Speed up and crash test your front-end builds and HTML prototypes with a range of dynamic placeholder content that helps you test for all the edge cases with image and text sizes. Throw in easy repeatable & cloning of elements and you have the perfect companion for your battle tested builds.

Dummy.js

LoremFlickr

It provides placeholder images for every case, web or print, on almost any subject, in any size.

LoremFlickr

UInames

A simple tool to generate names for use in designs and mockups.

UInames

Map Generator

Design beautiful map interfaces, mobile applications and more in less time with Map Generator 3.0. Now powered by Google and Mapbox.

Map Generator

TinyFaces

It is a free crowd-sourced avatar gallery to use in your personal or commercial projects

TinyFaces

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