When beginning to build a theme or prototype, many developers use some form of placeholder text or image. This is usually because we want and need our websites to feel real, authentic, and similar to the final product. The `placeholder_svg_tag` filter gives developers the power to take advantage of SVG placeholder illustrations in their Liquid templates.
In this article you will learn:
- The benefits of using placeholder images when you have missing content
- How to use the
- How to add custom classes to a Shopify SVG placeholder, and best practices for class naming