I love gradients so much that I decided to build a service called Gradient Joy that gives you beautiful gradient images that you can use as placeholders.
Cool site. It would be nice if you had a CSS code snippet with each gradient or starting and ending HEX code. It would make this site a lot more useful.
Thanks for the feedback! This is supposed to be used as placeholder image. But if you want the hex code for the gradients you can visit this website https://uigradients.com
You can likely save a lot of bandwidth and compute costs by serving images as SVG instead. Each image would take dozens of bytes instead of dozens of kilobytes. Put that behind a service like Cloudflare and the service would cost only dollars to run each month.
Oh wow! I hadn't even thought of that. Right now I am just using Cloudinary's free tier to host and serve the images but I will definitely consider SVGs if this gets any traction. Thanks for the brilliant feedback!
I appreciate the technical effort behind this, but there's a bit of technical debt that goes along with it too that I can't help but point out.
You're generating and hosting images, You're providing an API to access these images, you're requiring a HTTP call each time you want a placeholder image, and all of that which could be done in one line of css applied to a div.
Great work as a learning piece about developing your own API! But I don't see a marketable reason why this would be a benefit over a css alternative.
As some constructive criticism though, I'd take the blue underline away from your logo, it's a bit jarring :)
You are totally on point. This was mostly for fun & learning experience. Thanks for the design feedback I have removed the underline. :)
Check it out https://gradientjoy.com/