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January 20 2014


40 Placeholder Content Generators for Testing Project Layouts

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Both websites and mobile projects often benefit from demoing content. But instead of spending your time slavishly copywriting, why not incorporate Lorem Ipsum as a method to generate filler text? Over the years many websites have popped up to offer variations on this filler content. Even static images can be embedded on-the-fly with these webapps.

I’ve scoured the Internet putting together a collection of 40 intriguing solutions for content generation. There are plenty of text-based solutions along with some image placeholders as well. Most people end up sticking with 2-3 they like the most. But it never hurts to keep a variety of resources in your designer toolbox.

Cupcake Ipsum

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Cheese Ipsum

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wiki ipsum yellow flashy website design

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Lebowski Ipsum

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IT Crowd Ipsum

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Bluth Ipsum

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Coffee Ipsum

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Legal Ipsum

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Designer Ipsum

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Cat Ipsum

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Pirate Ipsum

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Hipster Ipsum

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Fashion Ipsum

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Startup Ipsum

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HTML Ipsum

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SEO Ipsum

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Space Ipsum

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Hairy Lipsum

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Corporate Ipsum

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Quote Ipsum

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Robot Ipsum

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Samuel L. Ipsum

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Hacker Ipsum

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Fake Images Please

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Lorem Pixel

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Nice Nice JPG

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Dummy Image Generator

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October 08 2010


Replacement for Lorem Ipsum: Fillerati

Handy site for replacing your faux Latin Lorem Ipsum with real copy.

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September 21 2010


LittleIpsum: A Lorem Ipsum Generator for your Mac’s menubar

Here’s a handy little Mac menubar app: LittleIpsum. A quick and lightweight app that allows you to copy words, sentences or paragraphs right from your Mac’s* menubar.

*Requires OS X 10.6+

August 05 2010


18 Handy Alternatives to Lipsum.Com for Dummy Content

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet… most designers probably have these few words embedded in their heads from seeing them over and over. This is dummy text, otherwise known as Lorem Ipsum. I’m not going to give you a history lesson, but it is helpful to know that it is in Latin — because most people just think that it’s gibberish. When you do a Google Search on ‘Lorem Ipsum’, the first hit is Lipsum.Com. Now, don’t get me wrong, Lipsum is a great resource for getting chunks of the text and learning more, but there are other websites out there that can do an even better job as well. So, here they are — alternatives to Lipsum.Com.

1. LoremIpsum.Net

LoremIpsum.Net is a small and simple static site that provides you with a decent sized passage without having to use a generator. The site also provides an all caps version of the text, as well as translations, and an explanation of what this famous passage means.

What Sets it Apart: Very Simple. No Generator Needed.

2. Lorem-Ipsum.Info

The main site of contains general info as well as translations. They also have a generator that looks pretty nice. It lets you choose Lorem Ipsum in a different language and the amount of words/paragraphs that you want to generate.

What Sets it Apart: Generates text in different languages.

3. Malevole Text Generator

This is a text generator that makes real paragraphs, not lorem ipsum! I don’t know what it does make, but it is readable English and provides pretty balanced text (graphically). You have the option to create 1 to 5 paragraphs.

What Sets it Apart: Creates dummy text that is in English.

4. Lorem Ipsum Generator

This Lorem Ipsum Generator creates HTML markup, as well as giving you dummy Text. Because of this it will help you perfect your web typography with added b, i and p tags.

What Sets it Apart: Adds various different tags

5. jHTML-Ipsum

This is a jQuery plugin that will create HTML elements using Lorem Ipsum. It dynamically creates the text, so you don’t have to end up removing all of the Lorem Ipsum later. Helps figure out how you will style your web type and CSS.

What Sets it Apart: ‘Make your own’ solution

6. WP Dummy Content

This is a WordPress plugin that generates dummy posts when developing and testing your WordPress theme! It also makes fake titles, and multiple length paragraphs. In one click you have an entire set of dummy content.

What Sets it Apart: You can remove all of the dummy data in one click.

7. Lorem Ipsum Generator – Chrome Extension

This is a Lorem Ipsum Generator for Chrome! It’s quite simple and minimalist in design. You can choose the amount of words and paragraphs you want to generate.

What Sets it Apart: Convenient and easy to use.

8. Greeking Machine

This ‘Greeking Machine’ generates dummy text in many different forms. Like the others, you can choose how much text you want to generate. There are also many languages or forms to choose from, so you aren’t just stuck with boring ‘Lorem Ipsum’.

What Sets it Apart: Cool Languages like, “The Matrix, and Hillbilly”

9. Lorem Ipsum 2.0

This generator is pretty cool! It’s ‘Community generated greeking’, which means that it takes text from community powered sites and presents it to you as dummy text for you to use. It gives you pretty random results, but at least it isn’t Lorem Ipsum!

What Sets it Apart: Fun to use and play around with.

10. Blind Text Generator

This Blind Text Generator creates dummy text in many different forms! You can choose Lorem Ipsum, Panagrams, The alphabet or other English passages. It’s quite easy to use and gives you a bunch of options!

What Sets it Apart: Great if you’re tried of using Lorem Ipsum for your dummy text.

11. Lorem Ipsum Generator

This is yet another Lorem Ipsum Generator. It gives you the option to get the text as a plain text file or HTML file, and to pick how long you want your passage.

What Sets it Apart: Many different options.

12. Sample WordPress Content

This is a .xml file which you can import into your WordPress blog! It creates dummy posts, comments, categories, tags, and pages as well as adds common styling elements such as blockquotes and lists.

What Sets it Apart: Saves lots of time!

13. HTML-Ipsum

HTML-Ipsum provides code snippets rather than just plain text. Of course it features Lorem Ipsum, but it really is a great resource when designing webpages. They even have a kitchen sink, which is the body of a webpage template with necessary code structure and dummy text!

What Sets it Apart: Very useful. One click copy to clipboard.

14. Lorem Ipsum Generator

This Lorem Ipsum Generator lets you pick out how many characters, words and sentences you want. It explains lorem ipsum and shows you translated passages.

What Sets it Apart: Lets you start with something other than ‘Lorem ipsum dolor…’

15. Dynamic Dummy Image Generator

The Dynamic Dummy Image Generator is basically what the title says – a dummy image maker! It’s quite useful when creating web layouts, even for creating dummy advertisements and such. This LifeHacker post explains it all quite well!

What Sets it Apart: One of a kind and very useful!

16. Lorem Ipsum Paragraph

This is a code snippet at CSS-Tricks. It’s a paragraph of Lorem Ipsum text. Simple. Just copy the paragraph and you’re on your way! No fuss included.

What Sets it Apart: Not a Generator!

17. Lorem Ipsum Post Generator

This is a Lorem Ipsum plugin for Wordpress! This plugin can be a lifesaver when designing wordpress themes. It creates dummy posts and comments that help test your styling elements.

What Sets it Apart: Conveniently accessible!

18. The Dummy Content File

This is another .xml file that you can import into WordPress! It creates a lot of useful things like posts, pages, tags, categories and non-admin comments!

What Sets it Apart: Includes Typographic Elements in it

Do you use any of these resources? Or what about one that wasn’t listed? Let us know below!

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