Your website requires text. Few clients provide content up-front (or indeed at any point during the development process), so many of us rely on faithful sites such as But we need not burden our lovingly-crafted mock-ups with lousy latin…

Blind Text Generator

Blind Text Generator is a useful tool which provides Lorem Ipsum and a number of alternatives. The number of characters, words, and paragraphs are easily controlled and you can set the font to appreciate how it’ll look in your design.

Random Text

Another functional tool which permits control over elements and words. The result can be copied or downloaded in plain text or HTML.

Not Lorem Ipsum

Not Lorem Ipsum provides real text based on specific industries. It looks like real text, it smells like real text. Your client will never change it.


Fillerama takes inspiration from cult scripts including Star Wars, Dr Who, Futurama, The Simpsons and Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “We want a shrubbery!! Ni! Ni! Ni! Ni!”


Give your mock-ups a more sophisticated, classic feel using extracts from out-of-copyright books by authors such as Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Lewis Carroll. The properly structured text can give a better impression of “real” content.

Corporate Ipsum

Does you client or boss talk in meaningless business speak clichés? Corporate Ipsum allows you to collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks.

Picksum Ipsum

Picksum Ipsum is a new site containing the best lines from the hardest Hollywood legends: Eastwood, Caine, Freeman and, er, Carrey?

Zombie Ipsum

Zombies are trendy. They’re the new vampires. Zombie Ipsum is a great looking site with 50% more braaiinnns than other offerings.

Gangsta Lorem Ipsum

If you regularly use phrases such as “break it down tortizzle” and “fo shiznit dizzle”, Gangsta Lorem Ipsum may shizzle your nizzle.

Choose your ipsum

Not enough choice for you? Head over to Choose your ipsum for a range of bizarre alternatives.

Have I missed your favorite?

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Craig is a freelance UK web consultant who built his first page for IE2.0 in 1995. Since that time he's been advocating standards, accessibility, and best-practice HTML5 techniques. He's written more than 1,000 articles for SitePoint and you can find him @craigbuckler

  • Lars

    A best Lorem Ipsum alternative list that doesn’t include Samuel L. Ipsum? Travesty!

    • Greg

      Agreed…How could you not post ???

      • Bigorangemachine


  • Richard Woods

    Have you tried all of this alternatives? which works best?

  • Ken Cox

    I once used Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” for a change of pace for a big prototype I was working on. When I did the demo to the execs, there was one gruff guy who looked puzzled. He looked at me, leaned forward and bellowed “what the hell is a slithy tove?” The other (presumably more well read) execs erupted in laughter, and the rest of the demo went smooth as silk.

    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe…

  • Wendy Neal

    You forgot Bacon Ipsum!!

  • Jay

    I am disappointed Zombie Ipsum did not use the phrase “klaatu barada nikto” anywhere.

    • Ricky Onsman

      I’m not sure why a phrase uttered by an alien as a command to a robot would come under Zombie Ipsum, but there are alien language lipsum generators out there. Here’s one that generates Klingon text: (choose Klingon from the uploaded templates menu). Don’t ask me if it’s accurate.

  • Pawan

    Quite Satisfied with this post, thanks for this!

    • Craig Buckler

      I’m quite satisfied with your comment, thanks!

  • Alex Walker

    The one with industry channels is clever.

    These tools are useful but they can get you into bad habits. Sometimes the best possible copywriting for a given page might be just one paragraph — or even a single sentence.

    So if you get used to almost automatically treating copy like a length of sausages — i.e. ‘you need to write a page of something smart for this spot’ — you’re never going to design the perfect page for that perfect sentence.

    • Craig Buckler

      Totally agree. I’ve had many a debate where the designer didn’t consider the content would be a different length to what their pixel perfect mock-up showed.

  • designer24

    Wow, thanks, im using now only picsum ipsum :)

  • Andrew

    Check out Meet the Ipsums, it’s a beautifully designed link list for filler text. (I have no affiliation other than sending them the link to the D&D one.)

  • aditya menon

    Thanks, loving fillerati. I once got an email about this in a newsletter, but had forgotten the specific sites.

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