Blog

Creating Placeholder Images

Excerpt by Ken Getz

url2As a courseware writer, I often need free images to work with, and I know website developers need them as placeholders when building sites.

Ran across this site today, which provides free images in many different categories (people, places, animals, food, abstract, and so on) in any size: http://lorempixel.com/

This will save me, and hopefully you, hours of digging to find appropriately sized images for future courseware! Wish I had known about it before now...

They even have the site set up so you can retrieve random images in a given size by including the appropriate link. I love it!

Thumbnail for 637

ldn-expertkgetzThis post is an excerpt from the online courseware for our Windows 8 Using XAML: Bindings, Shapes, and Animation course written by expert Ken Getz.



Ken Getz

Ken Getz is a featured instructor for several of our Visual Studio courses. He is a Visual Basic and Visual C# expert and has been recognized multiple times as a Microsoft MVP. Ken is a seasoned instructor, successful consultant, and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences like Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevConnections and he has written for several of the industry's most-respected publications including Visual Studio Magazine, CoDe Magazine, and MSDN Magazine.


This course excerpt was originally posted March 14, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 05: Bindings by Ken Getz

XAMLWindows 8