Styling Broken Images

Turns out it’s possible to style broken images. You know, from this:


To this:


But just “how”, one might ask?

Because the <img> element is a replaced element controlled by an external source, the :before and :after pseudo-elements typically shouldn’t work with it. However, when the image is broken and not loaded, these pseudo-elements can appear.

With that foot set in the door, the possibilities are endless …

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