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March 8, 2011 10:46 AM   Subscribe

placekitten is like Placehold.it, but with kittens.

Both sites provide placeholder images of arbitrary size, although each offers different options regarding color, text, and image format. placekitten offers kittens, and Placehold.it doesn't, so the correct choice is obvious.
posted by mkb (23 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm counting the hours until somebody sets up placecock.it
posted by ardgedee at 10:57 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


They're all tabbies. I demand more inclusive kitten representation!
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:59 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


"____________: Like _________________, but with kittens" is pretty much the marketing pitch of the century right there.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:00 AM on March 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


"____________: Like _________________, but with kittens" is pretty much the marketing pitch of the century right there.

MetaKitten: Like Metafilter.com, but with kittens.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 11:04 AM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


MetaKittenKitten: Like MetaKitten.com, but with kittens.
posted by eriko at 11:07 AM on March 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


Not a tabby (assuming they cache these indefinitely).
posted by mkb at 11:11 AM on March 8, 2011


Oh, I forgot to add a via link.
posted by mkb at 11:13 AM on March 8, 2011


The usefulness of placekitten is very much hindered by the fact that all but one of the source images are CC licensed and require attribution, which means you somehow have to work a photo credit into your placeholder, but most people use placeholders to take up a set amount of space and adding a credit caption would defeat the purpose.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:13 AM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Finally, the FPP I have been waiting for!
posted by placeholder at 11:18 AM on March 8, 2011


Is this the correct thread to reminisce about the beautiful calico I had that died when I was a kid?
posted by Night_owl at 11:20 AM on March 8, 2011


@placeholder: then you're going to love PLACESHEEN.
posted by isnotchicago at 11:22 AM on March 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Watching you from underneath your sig... BA-DUM!
posted by Night_owl at 11:23 AM on March 8, 2011


you somehow have to work a photo credit into your placeholder

Would it not suffice to put the attribution in the photo's alt text?
posted by jedicus at 11:24 AM on March 8, 2011


@placeholder: then you're going to love PLACESHEEN.

*insert sad whimper here*
posted by Mister Fabulous at 11:32 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


CHICKS!
posted by Night_owl at 11:33 AM on March 8, 2011


Would it not suffice to put the attribution in the photo's alt text?

Per AskMe, I would be inclined to say no. The license doesn't specify hard requirements, just "credit reasonable to the medium" but it does say that "to the extent reasonably practicable, the URI [should be included]" which implies a link in the medium of the web. I suppose technically you could include a URI in alt text, though it would rather user-unfriendly to do so.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:49 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


"to the extent reasonably practicable, the URI [should be included]" which implies a link in the medium of the web

In that case, perhaps making the image itself link back to the original would suffice. Although that might collide with the web designer's usage.

Maybe this is a job for the details tag.
posted by jedicus at 12:21 PM on March 8, 2011


How about a link to a "credits/attributions" page displayed prominently in the footer?
posted by blue_beetle at 12:30 PM on March 8, 2011


Placehold.it suggests using img tags pointing at their servers. Any bets on how long until they decide to shut down the service by turning it into a goatse server?
posted by CaseyB at 12:38 PM on March 8, 2011


CaseyB that was the first thing that crossed my mind when I looked at it.
posted by dabitch at 2:26 PM on March 8, 2011


OMG I was looking for Placehold.it for EVER after seeing it once and I am grateful for this thread thanks thanks.
posted by sweetkid at 4:58 PM on March 8, 2011


as I have tweeted:

javascript:var i=document.getElementsByTagName("img"),p;for(p in i){i[p].src="http://placekitten.com/"+i[p].width+"/"+i[p].height;}i[-1]
posted by potch at 5:30 PM on March 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


^ ^ ^ that is the most amazing line of Javascript ever written. Ever.
posted by isnotchicago at 9:15 AM on March 9, 2011


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