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Render image placeholders entirely in browser with JavaScript.

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Self-Hosted
  • GitHub

What is Holder.js?

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

Holder renders image placeholders on the client side using SVG.

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  •  29 Open Issues
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Hosted solutions are always slow and this does the same job just by including the script

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