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While many designers use lorem ipsum as the filler text for their projects, many others choose alternatives (check a previous WRD post for lorem ipsum alternatives).

Picksum Ipsum is another dummy text generator that is pretty original and fun.

Picksum Ipsum

It has a database of lines from 4  Hollywood legends: Client Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Jim Carrey.

We can choose the number of paragraphs and if <p> tags are needed or not. Also, a “rumble” option exists for creating a mixed filler text from 2 of the selected artists.

When designing anything with content (websites, brochures, etc.), if you don’t have the real content, using Lorem Ipsum is the most common way to fill those spaces.

However, for anyone who designs regularly and needs such filler text, it is pretty boring to use Lorem Ipsum again and again.

If you want to try an alternative to Lorem Ipsum, there are several web-based generators which are easy-to-use, customizable and, usually, fun. Check them out:

P.S. If you also want to complement placeholder text with images, I suggest checking 8 Free Placeholder Image Services For Instant Dummy Images.

Bacon Ipsum

Bacon Ipsum

A meaty alternative for generating dummy text. It is even kind enough to ask for “all meat” or “meat and filler”.

The service has a JSON API, an Android app and a supportive image placeholder service for generating a mockup full of bacon.

Vegan Ipsum

Vegan Ipsum

Didn’t like Bacon Ipsum? Ok, here is veggie lorem ipsum alternative.

Vegan Ipsum will bring all the freshness of season vegetables into your mockups.

Samuel L. Ipsum

Samuel L. Ipsum

It uses quotes from movies which Samuel L Jackson has starred in and comes with 3 modes, lorem ipsum, default and a lite version.

This is a dangerous alternative to lorem ipsum: So, please use responsibly.

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RandomText is a website for easily creating dummy text either in Lorem Ipsum or Gibberish format.

It is possible to select the type of the element (paragraph,list or heading), number of these elements and how long they will be.

The generator has shortcuts for getting the HTML-formatted source code and downloading the output as a text/html file.

RandomText

For a quicker access to the service, you can use a specific URL format like: randomtext.me/lorem/ul-10/5-10/ to create a 5-itemed unordered list with Lorem Ipsum text that has 5 to 10 words.

Also, an API generates the text in JSON format which is great for integrating with 3rd party apps.

Lorem Ipsum is the most popular placeholder text used in graphic and web design.

If you're bored of it, here is another alternative named Fillerati that has texts from various books.

The website lets you choose the source of the text, whether it will be a paragraph, list or a title and how long it will be with the help of a slider.

And, once the slider is clicked, the text is automatically copied to your clipboard.

Fillerati

Many designers use lorem ipsum text blocks in their designs to make the look & feel of the design like there is a real content inside.

What is lorem ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Online lorem ipsum generators, plugins & extensions:

Online: http://www.lipsum.com/
Online: http://www.lorem-ipsum.info/generator
Online: http://johno.jsmf.net/knowhow/ngrams/index.php (has other text options)
Online: http://www.i-r-genius.com/lipsum.html
Dreamweaver extension: http://www.technocurve.co.uk/index.php?fn=downloads
Firefox plugin: http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/198

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