Lorem Ipsum alternatives – Dummy text generators

As web and graphic designers we often need to fill our mock-ups with dummy text such as Lorem Ipsum. Now, I don’t know about you, but I have seen just about as much Lorem Ipsum text as I can handle. Don’t get me wrong, Lorem Ipsum text is great and it has served me well over the years. But once you get to the stage that you can speak “Lipsum”, it’s time for a change. Luckily there are quite a few alternatives to Lorem Ipsum dummy text and I will go through them in this post. So if you’re looking for a bit of a change then check out these dummy text generators.

Blind Text Generator

A very customizable text generator that allows you to choose from around ten different Lorem Ipsum alternatives as well as defining your word count and number of paragraphs. You can even include <p> tags if you’re a web designer. Visit the website »

HTML Ipsum

This is Lorem Ipsum for web designers. Pre-made snippets of HTML code can be copied and pasted into your site quickly and easily. Quite a handy little tool. Visit the website »

Gangsta Lorem Ipsum

Lorem Izzle my pizzle. As you guessed it, this is Lorem Ipsum with a bit of a gangster feel to it. Visit the website »

Corporate Ipsum

Impress your corporate clients by using corporate jargon in your mock-ups. They’ll just assume that you know what you’re talking about since you know even more big words than they do! Visit the website »

Lorem 2

This is a more organised version of Lorem Ipsum which allows you to choose between short/long paragraphs and short/long lists. They also offer multi-language support. Visit the website »

Other Language Lorem Ipsum

Select from different languages as well as different character sets. This dummy text generator also allows you to choose how many paragraphs or words you want to generate. Visit the website »

Lorem Ipsum 2.0

This dummy text generator is quite interesting as it actually scrapes text from various different social media websites including Twitter, Digg and Reddit based on the keywords you search for. It also allows web designers to copy the HTML markup of the text which is handy. Visit the website »

Adhesion Text

Another interesting alternative, Adhesion Text basically generates text out of the characters that you specify. Visit the website »

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    1. Joseph McCullough on March 17, 2010

      That’s actually a lot cooler than what would appear on the surface, haha. I actually JUST started using filler text, and Lorem Ipsum gets extremely annoying to see.

    2. Cre8ive Commando on March 17, 2010

      Haha! Well Lorem Ipsum is the industry standard but if you think you can get away with using an alternative then give it a go just for fun. 🙂

    3. Chris Roane on March 18, 2010

      Lol! The gangsta one is hillarious.

      The funny thing about this kind of filler text is that I have had clients in the past not realize that it was actually filler text. They would be like: “Hey Chris…the text on the about page is in a different language. Can you translate this to English?”

      This provided a great laugh for me this morning. Thanks for the post!

    4. Cre8ive Commando on March 18, 2010

      Haha! Yeh, I found myself having to explain the dummy text quite a few times too 🙂

    5. Joseph McCullough on March 25, 2010

      Hahaha, the gangsta one cracked me up.

      Not necessarily because of how funny it is,
      But the fact that it makes you realize how much of a nerd you are for laughing at it.

    6. davejuno on March 28, 2010

      The web world was built on Lipsum.. long may it last!

    7. Tanveer Hayat on August 4, 2010

      nice addtion

    8. Andy on June 16, 2011

      http://veggieipsum.com is a recent addition to the Lorem Ipsum community. Enjoy!

    9. Stuart on June 22, 2011

      Can you believe it when one of my clients asked me to synergistically incubate functional potentialities before client-focused outsourcing?

      I told him to Interactively revolutionize future-proof outsourcing vis-a-vis backend portals and he just looked at me all funny.

      I think its about time we all monotonectally repurpose transparent methodologies without client-based best practices. Who’s with me???

    10. Dale Davies on July 10, 2011

      Just thought I’d share my own… http://www.randomtext.me
      Thanks!

    11. Anton Wrisberg on August 30, 2011

      I’ve just developed a new filler text generator. It takes a specified wikipedia article, and shuffles the word, and give you (TAAADAA) a totally random filler text (:

    12. Mohammad on September 24, 2011

      Interesting lorem ipsum dummy text generator with auto-copy functions:

      http://www.sumlip.com

    13. NertWorks Studios on October 3, 2011

      A variety of filler text generators with Wordle access:

      http://www.organicipsum.com

    14. Rubber Cheese on May 22, 2012

      Everyone loves cheese right? Well here is the Cheese Ipsum your all craving! http://www.cheeseipsum.co.uk

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