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How to Style Broken Images in CSS

How to Style Broken Images in CSS

Ferenc Almasi • 2020 December 01 • Read time 1 min read
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Use the ::before and ::after pseudo-elements to style broken images. If an image is loaded, these elements won’t be displayed. But if your image can’t be loaded, then these are displayed and you can get creative with them.

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.broken:before {
    content: "🔗 Image is broken...";

.broken:after {
    content: "(" attr(src) ")";

If you inspect the two image elements above, both have a ::before and ::after element, but notice they are only shown if the image itself is broken.

How to styles broken images in CSS
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