Alternative latin Lorem Ipsum Filler Text

When creating websites, it's often customary to fill spaces designated for text with filler text if content has not yet be provided by the customer.

The standard for filler text is in Latin and is known as Lorem Ipsum, and the name comes from the first two words of the filler text. A standard generator for quickly creating this for websites and general copy can be found on www.lipsum.com.

But what if you're bored of that? Or what something with a little more life, or humour to it? Below we exhibit a few alternative generators based on the world of TV and Film.

Fillerama

One of my favourite, not only because of the source they use, but for the general clean and simple nature of the UI, is Fillerama. Some simple options, but some good source text, which include The Simpsons, Futurama, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Monty Python and a couple more. 

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Picksum Ipsum

A little more of an acquired taste, but the design and layout are way ahead of any of the other examples. This site gives you text made up from the famous lines of 4 Hollywood superstars. Those stars are Michael Caine, Jim Carrey, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman. Personally, I went for the Michael Caine and Jim Carrey mashup option, but you'll get funny results whichever actor you pick.

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TV Ipsum

A basic site, but some good options in its arsenal. Two main categories here are the Cartoon and Sci-Fi options. Cartoon options are American Dad, Dilbert, Family Guy, Futurama and The Simpsons. While the Sci-Fi options cover Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Stargate and Star Trek.

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Organic Ipsum

More quantity over quality on this site, but still useful. Categories available are Movies, TV, People and Things, while sub categories include Zoolander, Happy Gilmore, Austin Powers (Movies), Family Guy, The IT Crowd, The Office [US], Star Trek (TV), Steve Jobs and Charlie Sheen (People).

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Conclusion

Personally, the Fillerama one is the only one I would actually go for to use on sites other than my own, and the only one that's simple enough to fit into my workflow. That being said, if the site your working on fits into the Things category on Organic Ipsum, then that might give a good impression to your customer when demonstrating design or current status.

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