Web development company ZURB has released a new program called flickrBomb which allows web designers to create dynamic placeholders for their HTML mockups by performing a simple Flickr search using the HTML based <img> tag.
The program is the first to allow for searchable flickr images as placeholders, while creating a dynamic ever changing rotation of images, giving clients an accurate example of what their site will look like when completed and updated with their own content.
The program is a jQuery plugin and users are able to set the size of their images and the search term to be used by entering a simple piece of HTML code:
<img src=”flickr://Facebook iPad App” width=”275px” height=”175px”>
If the designer doesn’t like the first image that pops up they simply click on the wrench icon and another will appear until they are ultimately happy with the final results. Designers can also use attribution features to help the size show it’s true dynamic worth.
Zurb’s program truly does create a dynamic environment straight from the social image sharing website and is worth a closer look for developers and possibly for bloggers looking to implement dynamic images on their pages.
You can see a full tutorial with images at: Zurb Playground.