Web-based Lorem Ipsum

There are many standalone  Lorem Ipsum generators. Here is a list of some of our favorites.

  • Blind Text Generator: a web application that automatically displays Lorem Ipsum (and several other — some fanciful — options), which allows you to set the number of words and paragraphs as well as whether to add p HTML tags and how to style them
  • DummyText: free program that uses JavaScript that gives you complete control over your webpages
  • Lorem Ipsum: allows you to select the number of paragraphs, words, bytes, or lists; it then displays them so that you can copy and paste them into your pages
  • Loripsum.net: this generator gives you a lot of options: number of paragraphs, paragraph lengths, different kinds of lists, and more
  • Office Ipsum: this is a very simple generator that only lets you select the number of paragraphs, but it also includes what it calls Office Ipsum (things you hear in meetings) and Client Ipsum (things clients say, like “How much will it cost?”).
  • Placeholder.com: although it doesn’t insert Lorem Ipsum, Placeholder.com is the graphical equivalent of it. It puts placeholder images into your designs. You just enter the image size at the end of the URL and it is entered into your page. It couldn’t be easier. For example, this inserts an image that is 823 by 201 pixels:
  • Professional Lorem Ipsum Generator for Typographers: website that allows you to generate the dummy text (Lorem Ipsum is the default, but there are other options); there are various other options including whether to display or download the result as text or HTML

Summary

Lorem Ipsum is the dummy text of choice among most professionals in the design, production, and publishing industries.

It creates a placemark within copy and print projects that are recognizably garbled, yet simultaneously understood to be readable English.

With the tools in this article, you should be able to easily create webpage designs before you have content to fill it.

Have a favorite tool we missed? Let us know in the comments, thanks!