If you do a great deal of wireframing, then you know the tedium of creating placeholder images for adds, banners, and other fixed items. Adam and I are big fans of Placehold.it for creating placeholder images.

Placeholder from Matt Darby gives you a neat Ruby interface to the service without having to remember URL format.

sudo gem install placeholder

Now we can generate the following placeholder image: Sample placeholder image

with the following Ruby:

= Placeholder.new(:size => 400, :text => "The Changelog", :fg_color => "fff", :bg_color => "333")

[Source on GitHub]


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