Lorem Ipsum: Resources for Dummy Content

The traditional Lorem Ipsum site front page.The granddaddy of all Lorem Ipsum services is Lorem Ipsum – Lipsum generator. Lorem ipsum has been used for hundreds of years to generate dummy content for prototypes, wireframes, and galleys. Created originally for print material, it has evolved online beyond the original Latin to a variety of forms, formats, and “languages” for web use.

Selection of Lorem Ipsum types can be tricky. If you are working on a project for fun, you can use anything that tickles your fancy. If you are building a wireframe or prototype for a client, while Lorem Ipsum might be appropriate and professional, choosing dummy content that matches the intent and purpose of the site might be wiser, such as using the Cupcake Ipsum for a food site, a Lorem Ipsum alternative that features names of deserts with Latin, Pasta Ipsum – for all your macaroni product lorem ipsum needs for pasta lovers, or Veggie Ipsum – the vegetarian lorem ipsum generator for an organic restaurant or farmers market seller.

Mustard salsify welsh onion cucumber earthnut pea okra brussels sprout. Yarrow green bean gumbo garlic welsh onion wakame pumpkin wattle seed yarrow sierra leone bologi taro gram. Catsear amaranth celery wattle seed sorrel shallot pumpkin.

Onion wattle seed quandong parsley fava bean rutabaga courgette cucumber. Celery potato melon bok choy epazote zucchini artichoke fava bean beetroot groundnut desert raisin onion black-eyed pea jícama coriander celery. Lotus root spring onion endive arugula tomatillo sorrel pea dulse chickweed turnip gourd plantain cauliflower tatsoi bush tomato komatsuna rutabaga. Water chestnut endive pea sprouts gram lentil spinach chicory lettuce soybean melon turnip greens celery parsnip artichoke okra swiss chard eggplant aubergine. Water spinach garlic tomatillo tigernut catsear peanut amaranth melon garlic.

Consider Bacon Ipsum for carnivores or Cheese Ipsum for cheese lovers.

Cheese slices lancashire jarlsberg. Monterey jack fromage say cheese pepper jack fondue cheese strings blue castello cheese triangles. Cheesecake squirty cheese cheesecake fromage frais mascarpone cheese and wine edam cheesecake. Stinking bishop stinking bishop.

Manchego rubber cheese cheesy grin. Fromage frais port-salut camembert de normandie port-salut port-salut manchego camembert de normandie cheese triangles. Bocconcini bocconcini cheesy feet cheese triangles macaroni cheese cheese slices paneer cut the cheese. Edam.

Cheese on toast who moved my cheese the big cheese. Queso cheddar pecorino fromage frais parmesan mozzarella brie lancashire. Jarlsberg smelly cheese lancashire cheddar stinking bishop roquefort port-salut cheesecake. Cheese and wine fondue blue castello smelly cheese emmental pecorino parmesan.

For serious sites and clients, the traditional Lorem Ipsum is a wise choice, but like the food versions of Lorem Ipsum, there are more content specific alternatives such as Corporate Ipsum for corporate speak, and Not Lorem Ipsum for industry based Lorem Ipsum generator. These create dummy content based upon the specific industry of the company such as app development, advertising, banking, cafes, restaurants, accounting, car sales, dentists, and more.

Check out this dentist version of Lorem Ipsum.

We are a friendly team of dentists, hygienists and receptionists who work together to ensure that you receive the best treatment that you require at a time that suits you. All of our dentists are accredited by The British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme, so you can rest assured that your smile really is in good hands.

We offer NHS dental treatment to children and have a very easy private payment scheme for our adult patients. We encourage everyone to visit the dentist regularly so that we can prevent any problems from occurring and the more you visit the less likely it is that we will have to do anything “scary!”

If you are working on a static HTML site, <html>ipsum is Lorem Ipsum set within HTML tags for paragraphs, lists, forms, tables, and more. Several alternative Lorem Ipsum generators offer the option for HTML including One-Click Lorem Ipsum Generator and Loripsum.net.

Web 2.0 Ipsumr is a popular alternative Lorem Ipsum generator using nonsensical Web 2.0 startup names in keeping with the naming of things like Google, Woopra, Orkut, Zynga, Squidoo, Meebo, etc. Hipster Ipsum is for the younger generation with lines such as:

Sriracha tofu ethical, cardigan wayfarers bushwick butcher kale chips scenester mcsweeney’s sustainable jean shorts Austin. Gastropub VHS farm-to-table, lomo whatever authentic thundercats street art. Iphone gentrify pour-over street art, small batch food truck keffiyeh DIY american apparel artisan high life cray twee fingerstache. Forage mumblecore readymade next level, single-origin coffee keytar swag cliche mcsweeney’s american apparel squid chambray. Occupy vice whatever forage, brooklyn next level direct trade messenger bag pitchfork.

Why stop with clever nonsense Web 2.0 names. Use Twipsum to generate your own Twitterverse originals in Lorem Ipsum fashion.

Following someone on Twitter and complaining about what they tweet about is like phoning someone to tell them you don’t want to talk to them.

Me regalaron un Twitter! :D.

I mean it’s even hard to get noticed by them when you mention their twitter names.

love this twitter showing dj white shadow’s tweets on my timeline. :P

Lorem Ipsum 2.0 does much the same thing but pulls content from Twitter, Digg, Delicious, Last.fm, Friendfeed, and Reddit, creating real social media dummy content.

Need a fake Twitter stream for your project? Try @Tweepsum on Twitter. It is a daily tweet in Lorem Ipsum.

A personal favorite of mine is the Fillerama: A Filler Text Generator. Designed and developed by Chris Valleskey and Matt Sauter, it uses television and movie classics to create custom Ipsum Lorem in easy to use HTML with headings and lists. This is a highlight of the Doctor Who version:

Vincent and the Doctor

They’re not aliens, they’re Earth…liens! They’re not aliens, they’re Earth…liens! You hate me; you want to kill me! Well, go on! Kill me! KILL ME! No… It’s a thing; it’s like a plan, but with more greatness.

Cold Blood

You’ve swallowed a planet! Did I mention we have comfy chairs? You know when grown-ups tell you ‘everything’s going to be fine’ and you think they’re probably lying to make you feel better? You know how I sometimes have really brilliant ideas?

  1. The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things.…hey.…the good things don’t always soften the bad things; but vice-versa the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
  2. I’m the Doctor. Well, they call me the Doctor. I don’t know why. I call me the Doctor too. I still don’t know why.
  3. Did I mention we have comfy chairs?

Victory of the Daleks

I’m nobody’s taxi service; I’m not gonna be there to catch you every time you feel like jumping out of a spaceship. I’m the Doctor. Well, they call me the Doctor. I don’t know why. I call me the Doctor too. I still don’t know why. No… It’s a thing; it’s like a plan, but with more greatness.

As a fan of science and space, both fiction and non-fiction, I’m also partial to the Space Ipsum.

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume that it will explode.

Need some political flare in your Lorem Ipsum dummy content? Try United Ipsums of America or Obama Ipsum. Here’s a sample from Obama Ipsum’s “oratory” paragraphs.

A nation of whiners? Tell that to the proud auto workers at a Michigan plant who, after they found out it was closing, kept showing up every day and working as hard as ever, because they knew there were people who counted on the brakes that they made. It is easy to point fingers – for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought by Israel’s founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within its borders as well as beyond.

Trollem Ipsum is supposed to be the answer to those having “trouble finding the right words.” Options include Apple, Android, Paul Therott, John Gruber, and a marketing analyst, among others. The Android Geek says:

Fanboi, generally you suck, not only Apple copied Android’s notifications at the beginning Apple are nothing without Steve Jobs, afterwards Android is better because it’s open.

Crap, who you’d buy sh*t if Apple sold it despite locked down, which fanboi so as to you suck, personally notifications are way better on Android, another point is that Flash.

It didn’t even have copy and paste, in order that you don’t know anything to sum up fact is, I can get a better laptop for less not enough professional fanboy, suddenly overpriced, for one thing fact is, Apple are going down so that blah, blah, blah why cult of Jobs.

Fan of the television show Arrested Development which is soon returning from the TV land cemetery for another round? Try It’s Arrested Lorem Ipsum:

The only thing I found in the fridge was a dead dove in a bag. WHY was this show cancelled? I mean, COME ON.

George Michael may be suffering from what we in the soft-sciences call Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or the “OC Disorder.” It’s as Ann as the nose on Plain’s face. Yeah, like I’m going to spill coffee all over this $3,000 suit? Come on! Well, I spent so much time making sweet love on my wife that it’s hard to hear anything over the clatter of her breasts. When a.. man.. needs to prove to a woman that he’s actually.. [pause].. When a man loves a woman..

I’m gonna build me an airport, put my name on it. Why, Michael? So you can fly away from your feelings? Touché, Pandora. Look at us, crying like a couple of girls on the last day of camp. Michael, I’m your older brother. I’ll never be proud of you. Family Love Michael. Michael, you are not quite the ladies man I had pictured. Hopefully, we will remedy that when we are in the spa spreading body chocolate on each other.

Or maybe you are a fan of the Simpsons, thus will thoroughly enjoy Simpson Ipsum.

How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive? I hope this has taught you kids a lesson: kids never learn. I’ve had it with this school, Skinner. Low test scores, class after class of ugly, ugly children…

Want some manliness to your Ipsum Lorem? Try Hairy Lipsum Generator.

Basil fawlty testosterone trophy tony stark stache inspector clouseau, tony stark testosterone trophy Droopy tache I drink your milkshake basil fawlty inspector clouseau stache?

Clive dunn en time-warped cabbie casual style glorious facial hair tache cream bun disaster, cream bun disaster en time-warped cabbie tache clive dunn hairy kid at school glorious facial hair casual style cream bun disaster stache? Droopy brandy knavish rogue Refined gentlemen don’t panic.

Landed gentry dali comb id tricky sneezes dis erudite headmaster, what a bounder id frightfully nice dali hulk hogan super mario erudite headmaster comb tricky sneezes yeoman farmer dis landed gentry tip top old bean I drink your milkshake boogie nights?

Gunslinger borat robot moustache rugged et super mario, robot moustache super mario tony stark gunslinger nuremberg rally borat rugged et robot moustache basil fawlty?

Movember bad guy waxy gurn got milk goose.

Not manly enough, try these versions. The first is from Chuck Norris Ipsum.

When a director once said he couldn’t, he replied, “Of course I can, I’m Chuck Norris,” and roundhouse kicked him in the face. Chuck Norris is what Willis was talking about. Chuck Norris drinks napalm to quell his heartburn. Chuck Norris is a man of few words. Chuck Norris is not a man of few roundhouse kicks to the face. Chuck Norris once kicked a baby elephant into puberty. Ironically, Chuck Norris’ hidden talent is invisibility.

Or this example from Arnold Ipsum featuring quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.

Arnold ipsum. You are mine now. You belong to me. You should not drink and bake. When the governor get’s here, call me. Frosty. Stop being such a pussy. Remember Sully when I promised to kill you last? I lied! Well that hit the spot. Get down or I’ll put you down. Shutup. You are terminated. You got what you want. Give these people air. Get to the choppa. You set us up. Well then God shouldn’t have cloned my dog. This is war.

If you wish for some true nonsense when it comes to your dummy text, consider Blippity Fling-Flang.

Zap tang hum jingle blappity bleewhack, bam dingle abracadabra dee bleepity wuggleshnozzle wubble. Zip loo woggle ting blangity blippity rizzle dongleslap? Shnozzle floo hum crungle roo slap?

Weeble! Bam zunkity flee shnizzle shnoz bam blap. Bluppity slop blung!

Bam shnazzy zingle blop zung zap tingle. Ha dang Moe…flupping blobbing bladong. Dizzle slop flangity ho blobdabba???

When it comes to fake and dummy content, some people have a serious sense of humor.

Homophonic translations are words that sound like they make sense, but don’t. Developed by Howard L. Chace in 1940, they work best when read aloud. Here are some examples you can use Crockford’s Anguish Languish and others.

Dummy Lipsum is a Firefox Add-on that helps you generate Lorem Ipsum on the spot, and there is also one for Chrome called the Lorem Ipsum Generator.

The following is a list of various alternative Lorem Ipsum generators, sorted by type.

Traditional Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Lorem Ipsum HTML Generators

WordPress Specific Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Industry Specific Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Social Media and Web 2.0 Speak Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Food and Drink Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Foriegn and International Language Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Movie, Television, Books, and Genre Specific Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Trendy, Fad, Fascinating, and Adult Language Lorem Ipsum Alternative Generators

Dummy text is not the only thing people use in websites for prototypes and wireframes. Coding Horror’s article, “The Eternal Lorem Ipsum”, lists image sources that could be considered the Lorem Ipsum of graphics. The list includes Creative Commons images, FlickrHoldr, Dummy Image with plain blocks of specific sizes, colors, text, and many other resources worth exploring for the graphic designer, web designer, web developer, and student exploring these subjects. Also experiment with Lorempixum, Placehold.it,

It’s All Greek To Me: 15 Lorem Ipsum Resources from Gigaom describes many of the alternative Lorem Ipsum generators including browser and dashboard widgets for Mac, and a handy keyboard shortcut for TextMate users. Other text editors which include the ability to quickly generate Lorem Ipsum include Notepad++, Scribus, and JC Text Editor, just to name a few. Text Editors with macro or program script capabilities can easily be programmed for quick keyboard shortcuts to generate Lorem Ipsum such as with NoteTab Pro.

You can use Microsoft Word to generate a few paragraphs of Lorem Ipsum. See Generate Lorem Ipsum Text in Microsoft Word from Labnon and Professional lorem ipsum generator for typographers for details, instructions, scripts and add-ons for Dreamweaver, Open Office, Windows and Linux Plugins, and more.

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