05 August 2007

Lorem Ipsum generator

Lorem Ipsum
Originally uploaded by hjortholm

Ever wondered about the Lorem Ipsum text used in templates and demo's ?!

Lorem Ipsum is simply the dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry, the purpose is to provide a text acting as pure place holder, demonstrating the graphical elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography and layout without distracting attention from the overall look and feel.

Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged .......

You find a good Lorem Ipsum generator at www.lipsum.com together with some interesting background information about Lorem Ipsum you can impress your diner date with (or maybe not).

Lorem Ipsum comes from a book about the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

Anyway, the Lorem Ipsum webservice above uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable - ready to grab and copy into your web template.