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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

An Ipsum for All Occasions

Posted by on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

If you're a designer, or you work with designers, you're familiar with the following text:

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.

It's placeholder text to give a layout the feel of what it will look like with actual text in it. Luckily, because the internet has all things ever, there are many places to generate themed Ipsum (such as Hipster Ipsum, or Riker Ipsum, or (sigh) Bacon Ipsum. And finally ChooseYourIpsum.com has collected all those generators in one place so you can find just the perfect ipsum to reflect your client's unique product or sense of humor. Or perhaps to show your own disdain for said client, product, or sense of humor.

Now, go forth and litter the world with gibberish. [Here, trolls, I said it for you: "Doesn't Slog already have that covered?"]

 

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BostonFontSnob 6
Is there a Mudede ipsum? Because The Stranger could just use that and cut him off the payroll.
Posted by BostonFontSnob on January 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM · Report this
JonnoN 5
"ipsum" in this case means "itself"

the Lorem Ipsum used in publishing is a hacked-up version of a Cicero piece:
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read…
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on January 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 4
I like using excerpts from Pliny the Younger's description of Mt. Vesuvius erupting:
Interim e vesuvio monte pluribus locis latissimae flammae altaque incendia relucebant, quorum fulgor et claritas tenebris noctis excitabatur.
Posted by Free Lunch on January 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 3
I'm convinced that my students never read the papers I assign. I'm going to make one out of this and see how many days it takes for them to say anything...
Posted by ScienceNerd http://stanichium.tumblr.com/ on January 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM · Report this
treacle 2
Brills. I can use these. Thanks!
Posted by treacle on January 30, 2013 at 4:43 PM · Report this
Gordon Werner 1
NSFW 50 Shades of Grey Lorem Ipsum Generator: http://www.fiftyshadesgenerator.com
Posted by Gordon Werner on January 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM · Report this

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