John Brown submitted an announcement about his first ever WordPress plugin and I thought it was neat enough to get some press here, especially since it is his first, which is a big deal – so congrats on that John!
What is hhhhold? It’s simple: A placeholder for random content to stress test a design. Placeholder scripts aren’t new and neither is Brown’s execution here but I like how they are being created and presented from user-generated content.
It’s simple to use too with the following size parameters:
- /200 – A 200px square
- /500×200 – Exactly 500px wide by 200px tall
- /400-550 – Width and height randomly between 400px and 550px
- /r – Insanity. Width and height randomly between 100px and 1280px
- /s – Width and height randomly between 100px and 250px
- /m – Width and height randomly between 250px and 500px
- /l – Width and height randomly between 500px and 900px
- /xl – Width and height randomly between 900px and 1280px
Browsers will also hold the cached images too. Either append a random query to each URL (like hhhold.com/m?1, hhhhold.com/m?2) to get around this or use hhhhold.js to automate this process for you.
Done and done. Sometimes the simple things like this are the things that you end up using a lot in terms of your own design and development process.
Thanks John for submitting and thanks for being willing to share your creation with us! It takes guts to launch your first plugin so cheers to you bro.