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If you’re an online designer who loves Teh Qte, have we got a website for you: Placekitten.com, which lets you insert kitty photos as placeholders in your project.


  1. http://placekitten.com/200/300

    i have no idea if this will work, but if it does, I AM THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD. or something.

  2. FAIL.



  3. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    The URL has to be used as the “src” attribute of an IMG tag. I think WordPress allows this tag, so let me give it a try:

  4. Does this make NOMTOM Queen of the World?


  6. Our World anyway…

  7. He was always Queen of the World.


  9. well, you referring to NOMTOM, but you Juno can be queen as well! there are never too many queens…

  10. Fird Birfle says:

    re NTM item, time-stamped 12:01:

    “Zeee Kitteee is Pretteee”!!!

  11. WendyLady says:

    Floofy kitteh, floofy chickies. What more can I ask for?

  12. 260Oakley says:

    My attempt at being a copy cat/kitten:

  13. 260Oakley says:

    That’s what I get for trying to steal someone else’s html. Busted on a code violation!

  14. Fird Birfle says:

    @ 2600: Below is How to Handle an Allegation of Miscreancy,
    ca 2011:

    “Bu-but Officer, see, THESE aren’t MY jeans!!!!
    See, wha’ ha’ happ’, wuz……my baby daddy’s cousin stayed in our house last night? See, she STOLE my jeans and these were the only ones left in tha house!!! All that diamond-encrusted Hello Kitty jewelry in the pockets, belongs to HER, not ME!!!!”

  15. 260Oakley says:

    Sounds like you speak from experience, eh my little friend?

  16. Fird Birfle says:

    Well, erm — gee, willya lookit the TIME????
    I gotta go, Oak!!!!


  17. I don’t get it

  18. “insert kitty photos as placeholders in your project.”
    Can someone translate this statement for those us us that are computer impaired ?
    Does this mean we can now add a pic to our comments on C.O. if we go to that link ????

  19. Theresa says:

    Sorry, Mudbug. What it means is if you’re knocking together a web design, sometimes you don’t have all the elements yet that are going on your page, but you need some indication of where they will go, how many pixels they are going to take up, etc. In other words, a placeholder. So by way of this page, instead of some boring old thing, or no placeholder at all, you can use their adorable kitten pics as your placeholders.

  20. Thanks a lot for the info T. ! This could be FUN !!!

  21. Thanks, Theresa, for explaining and Mud Bug for asking! I had no idea what it meant either, though of course I automatically liked it because it involves kittens.

  22. Word. (I think – that’s the new way of saying, What she said, right?)

  23. Rachael says:

    Thank you, Theresa. I’m just glad I’m not the only technically impaired person here. :)

  24. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Yes! You will need to know how to use the HTML code for inserting images, which is fairly easy to remember. This page offers a simple explanation; you only need to remember the section titled “The Basics – How it Works.”


    So you can get the URL of an image from Placekitten.com, and use that URL as the “src” attribute in an IMG tag, like this:

    <img src=”http://placekitten.com/200/300″ />

  25. Thanks Sweetie !
    I’ll check it out .

  26. i haven’t used HTML since i deleted my myspace account years ago…sigh.

  27. You have done well, Grasshopper.

  28. TrixandSam says:

    And let’s not forget the reference to Lorem Ipsum, the seat-filler of seat-fillers for designers. (pictures lorem ipsum text filling seats at the Oscars….)

  29. tracylee says:

    ooh – lemme try

  30. tracylee says:


  31. Alice007 says:

    If this works, I’m gonna leave kittens all over the internet!

  32. Alice007 says:


  33. Noelegy says:

    Those turquoise eyes in the last photo! *swoons*

  34. Martha in Washington says:

    Can I have placeholder kittens hold places in my everyday life? Please! Like say, I don’t know what I want to fix for dinner, but I know I will be fixing something, so I can just use a placeholder kitten while I figure out the menu? I hope that’s how it works!

  35. skippymom says:

    Ha ha, I love this idea!

  36. Martha in Washington says:

    And also, did we get rid of those thumbs up/down thingies permanently?

  37. That would be awesome, if they were gone.

  38. I hope not. I liked them.

  39. Well, to each her own, I always say.

  40. A. Non! says:

    I’m a little concerned that I’m not the only one who regularly uses pictures of kittens as placeholders in my computer projects . . .

  41. scarletgunn says:

    if i used placeholder kittehs i would just leave them holding the place forever. to delete them and put something projectish in their place would make me sad.

    kittys are BETTER.

  42. if this doesn’t work then i am going back to high school in the year 1998 and relearning HTML.

  43. well, that is what i get for cheating.

  44. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Can we use the kittehs as placeholders on the dinner table, wearing a little tag around their neck with a guest’s name? Is that what you mean by placeholder?

  45. (Imagines what a dinner party at L’n’C’s might look like…)
    erm, I don’t like to complain, but I have kittie footsieprints all over my plate… in butter… oh, wait, my place just moved… into the sink?… oh, well…(follows placeholder/nametag).

  46. Fird Birfle says:


  47. This web designer is happy!

  48. I would keep kitty placeholders as the lovely pictures they are :D


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