What's Lorem Ipsum

Simply put, Lorem Ipsum is a placeholder text. It's considered the industry standard for when a designer needs to throw some words on a page, poster, pamphlet or whatever other creation they are working on, but said designer does not yet have the final text ready.

In other words, if someone needs words on a page but they don't want to bother with writing something out, they will copy paste in some Lorem Ipsum text.

Yes, but why the word Lorem Ipsum, is it latin, what does it mean? It's not exactly latin, it is in fact jumbled latin - with a few twists thrown in. The text comes from parts of a book called De finibus bonorum et malorum by Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, politician and philosopher, written in 45 BCE. The famous words, Lorem Ipsum appear in this passage: Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, which legend has it translates to There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain.

So Lorem Ipsum is made by taking the words from Cicero's novel, jumbling the text around, changing some words completely with nonsense words, and presto, you have meaningless sentences that mimic the look of real text.

Who Started It

Apparently, the origins of using Lorem Ipsum as placeholder text goes back to the 1500s. An unknown printer used Cicero's text in a type specimen book they were creating. Fascinatingly, this decision some 500 years ago sparked the convention of using Lorem Ipsum in design and web mockups that we use today.

Why Make It Vegan Though

There are lots of different flavours of Lorem Ipsum out there on the internets. Meaning you can find nonsense paragraphs of text for placeholder purposes based on just about any topic. Some of my favs range from Cupcake Ipsum to Riker Ipsum (yeah that's right, from Star Trek), all the way to Cat Ipsum ^-^. Do we really need a Vegan Ipsum? Don't be ridiculous, of course we do! Veggies are tasty little bastards. Plus you know, you get to see your website or mockup full of fresh bite sized bursts of deliciousness. Like Overflowing picnic berries or Black bean chili dip avocado dressing drizzle and mushroom risotto dark and stormy coconut rice. What in the world is that, I dunno but I want some.

Placeholder Text in Plain or HTML

Sometimes you need more than just plain old placeholder text. You might be a web developer who needs to test your stylesheet with some example HTML. We got you covered. Toggle between the text and HTML tabs to either generate plain old vanilla text or HTML with titles and anchor links.

Ready to get started? Fresh veggies this way:

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