So long to Colorstock

I just got an email that Colorstock is shutting down on March 31st. If you didn’t know, Colorstock was a site that curated stock photos featuring woman of color in tech. Since 2015, they’ve offered royalty-free stock photography under the Creative Commons License. These photos filled a void for writers and content makers to offer diversity in the images they published.  As the sun sets on this much needed service, we bid them adieu and wish them well. We can still access their photo album on Flikr.


All photos are by Women Of Color in Tech licensed under the CC 2.0


Lorem Ipsum 2.0

As as you’re building your website, you’re going to need some filler images and content to make the site look like a ‘real’ site. Seeing how image sizing and the text wraps on a page helps you make better styling decisions.  Gone are the days of boring Latin text that your eyes can’t glide across without making grammatical correction in your head. I bring you my favorite lorem ipsum text generators.

Bob Ross


Barack Obama


Jules from Pulp Fiction



The Wire




DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled

The Best Placeholder site on the Internet: Beyonce’

Scott Hansleman did a blog post on “The Internet’s Best Placeholder Image Sites for Web Development“, years ago, but I guess the best placeholder image site hadn’t been created yet. Well, here you are ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Beyonce!


Thanks, Chris!

Now, go forth and put Bey wherever you need her!

Oh, and here are a few more.

Another Free Image Site: Pixabay

I’ve talked about free images sites in the past, but here is a new one that just came across my desk.

I’m watching a tutorial by Rachel Andrew and she just mentioned a free image web site I’d never heard of, Pixabay. Stop by and take a look at the beautiful photography and feel free to use them in your site without attribution(but it is appreciated) or royalty. All images and photos on Pixabay are released under the Creative Commons License, so use in a commercial or printed material is OK.

Be sure not to hotlink, just download the images and use them on your site where you need them.

Here is a sample of some of the gorgeous images:


P.S. Another free image site just popped up, Pexels. Check them out also.