Random text generators: Lorizzle my ipsizzle, son of a bizzle!


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc eu ante ac tortor lacinia dictum vitae eget orci. Aliquam non arcu enim. Suspendisse lacinia tortor.

…Know what I mean?

Web designers have a big job pulling visuals together to give your site maximum impact. The last thing they then want is a copywriter like me showing up with a bunch of words that don’t fit.

Fear not. Until the text gets signed off, there are a whole bushel of random text generation tools, with the most famous being Lorem Ipsum.

But why fill your mockup with boring old faux Latin when you can have something with a little more… pizzazz?

I love cheese, especially swiss cheese triangles. Cheese triangles hard cheese st. agur blue cheese fromage cheesy feet feta who moved my cheese queso. The big cheese cheese triangles feta halloumi.

Kicking off with a contribution from our agency friends and allies, Rubber Cheese. We're fondue this sharp, Caerphilly programmed random text generator which your developer can use as part of their grater plans for your site.  

Quick tip for yourself: if you're ever doing an after-dinner speech, you say "My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, sorry I'm late, I just popped to the toilet. And while I was there, I saw some graffiti and it said "I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure"". Straight away you've got them by the jaffas.

Steve Coogan's comedic cringe king has touched on so many facets of showbiz, it's only right he dip a toe into digital marketing as well. You can now, if you feel so inclined, populate the as-yet unwritten bits of your site with the wisdom of Norwich's favourite son. Back of the net!

So I was saying, so they said I wasn't going to run. And everybody was, oh, he's never going to run. Never going to run. He is just having fun. You know my brand. I mean I lose gutless Macy's because I said about illegal immigration.

Next, we have the 45th President of the United States and one-time professional wrestler, Donald J. Trump. Now your website can speak to the hearts of a disenfranchised nation while your copywriter gets their act together. Also useful if your webmaster likes setting up big firewalls.

'Hush! Hush!' said the Rabbit in a low, hurried tone. He looked anxiously over his shoulder as he spoke, and then raised himself upon tiptoe, put his mouth close to her ear, and whispered 'She's under sentence of execution.'

Then we have the random text generator that brings you passages from such classic authors as Herman Melville, H.G. Wells and Lewis Carroll. Ever wondered what a website for a pharmaceutical company might look like if it was populated by passages from Moby-Dick? Wonder no more, Fillerati has you covered.

No guns, no killing. Just you, sir? Don't worry, Master Wayne. It takes a little time to get back in the swing of things. I take what I need from those who have more than enough. I am the League of Shadows.

Did your website suffer a great personal tragedy early in life, leading to it wreaking vengeance upon all who would prey on the weak? Is your website the night? Batman Ipsum lets you generate quotes from the Dark Knight Trilogy, with options to select quotes from each film or even individual characters.

Maecenizzle at the bizzle. Nizzle . Prizzle shit, own yo' shizznit congue consectetizzle, metus libero consequizzle purus, eget ullamcorper bling bling mi non daahng dawg. Cras faucibus you son of a bizzle.

From 1993’s seminal album Doggystyle to his recent reincarnation as a foodie icon, the contributions to art and culture of Snoop Dogg have been many and varied. He’s even pioneered his own metalanguage, with the endings of words handily replaced with ‘izzle.’ Gangsta Lorem Ipsum lets you send your website low-riding through South Central LA without a care in the world.

Kitsch Carles whatever, small batch umami mumblecore food truck Bushwick cliche tattooed flexitarian organic. Farm-to-table Brooklyn twee artisan tattooed gastropub Etsy ethical iPhone gluten-free.

There’s this other random text generator, but it’s pretty underground. You probably haven’t heard of it. With Hipster Ipsum you can populate your website with the most insufferably pretentious drivel this side of a Vice article… ironically, of course.

Alrighty then. Good morning, oh in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. You wouldn't hit a man with no trousers on, would you? It's not the size mate; it's how you use it. I want to shoot the pigeons... off my roof.

For those who love movies as much as random text, Picksum Ipsum lets you select classic lines from Hollywood’s most iconic leading men. Choose from Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, and… erm… Jim Carrey. You can even set up a rumble between two of them and mix lines together. Ever wondered what happens when Ace Ventura shows up in Fistful of Dollars?

But why use placeholder text when you could use a copywriter?

All these tools are great fun, but there’s no substitute for having your designer and copywriter working together from day one.

This lets you dodge a situation where changes and compromises characterise the final stages of your site’s design.

Any number of tools can help plug the gaps in processes, but best practice is always to have these aspects covered as early as possible. With a full team working in harmony, the final product speaks for itself.

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