5 Lorem Ipsum Alternatives


For many years the design industry has turned to “Lorem Ipsum” for placeholder text when final copy is not available. Don’t know about you, but I”m getting tired of seeing that latin text everywhere. There must be some alternatives out there, so let see what we can find.

Background

According to its Wikipedia page, the Lorem Ipsum text has been used in the publishing industry since at least the 1960’s, but may go back as far as the sixteenth century.

There is no direct translation for the text commonly used:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

The text is derived from Cicero’s “De finibus bonorum et malorum” (“On the Boundaries of Goods and Evils”), and first line translate to:

Neither is there anyone who loves grief itself since it is grief and thus wants to obtain it.

Alternatives

Fillerati

Fillerati 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.

Sample text:

The long-drawn virgin vales; the mild blue hill-sides; as over these there steals the hush, the hum; you almost swear that play-wearied children lie sleeping in these solitudes, in some glad May-time, when the flowers of the woods are plucked. And all this mixes with your most mystic mood; so that fact and fancy, half-way meeting, interpenetrate, and form one seamless whole.

Goto: fillerati.com

lorem ipsum 2.0

This generator collects text from many popular web2.0 website that can be used as filler for you website designs.

Sample:

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Goto: lipsum.ahyeah.nl

Malevole Text Generator

It’s not clear where the text generated here comes from, but having played with it a little, its looks great!.

This text generator has been developed based on years of careful research and is guaranteed to improve even the most lacklustre of designs.

Sample text:

One for all and all for one, Muskehounds are always ready. One for all and all for one, helping everybody. One for all and all for one, it’s a pretty story. Sharing everything with fun, that’s the way to be. One for all and all for one, Muskehounds are always ready. One for all and all for one, helping everybody. One for all and all for one, can sound pretty corny. If you’ve got a problem chum, think how it could be.

Goto: malevole.com/mv/misc/text

Gangsta Lorem Ipsum

This generator adds some Gangsta love to your boring ipsum text.

Sample text:

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Goto: lorizzle.nl/?feed=1

adhesiontext

Just want some random text?

It generates a dummy text paragraph with the set of characters submitted by the user.

Sample text:

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Goto: adhesiontext.com

Update (5/7/11): Templarian via Forrst suggested Fillerama

Filler text from some popular TV shows and movies, include Futurama, Star Wars and the Simpsons.

Sample text:

Ye-ha! Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? You think a princess and a guy like me- What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide. You don’t believe in the Force, do you?

Goto: chrisvalleskey.com/fillerama

About Mubashar Iqbal

Mubashar Iqbal is the creator of Most Inspired, a web designer and developer, who has been building websites for over 13 years. You can read his blog at Mubashar Iqbal
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2 Responses to 5 Lorem Ipsum Alternatives

  1. Abban says:

    The Malevole one is lyrics from old TV shows. Can’t wait to use it!

  2. Great blog, my company recently created a new kind of placeholder text generator for your list:

    http://www.organicipsum.com

    It takes the thematic side of text generators to the next level, hope you find it entertaining!