Get dummy text generators of your choice

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As a part of designing an idea has to be given to the client of how the copy of the content will work with the design. Or else it will be difficult for him to foresee how the final website will look. You can surely give the content, but that will be like forcing the client to diverge from the design.  Those who don’t have the content ready, by the time, may also find this a difficult situation to handle.

A text generator is used create filler texts. It usually comes in Latin that would usually make no sense to us, but gets completely fit in to the design.  The generators allow users to specify the paragraphs, so as to provide sufficient dummy text, which can be copied and pasted to the mockup. There are many text generators with varying levels of functionality.  The prominent among them are

1.    Lipsum.com – is one of the most popular among the text generators.  It is very user-friendly and provides Latin filler texts, when the user specifies the number of paragraphs, words, bytes or lists.  They also have a page to download place holder banner ads.  You can also download the add-on so as to use it in Firefox. More details are available at http://lipsum.com/.

2.    Malevole Text Generator - This text generator selects up to five paragraphs and then generates non-Latin texts for the design. The dummy text provided will surely become a matter of fun. Visit http://www.malevole.com/mv/misc/text to know more.

3.    FillerText.com - FillerText is a free web based lipsum generator for designers.  Using this tool we can select the amount of Latin text needed per characters, words or paragraphs. It can give up to 50 paragraphs of dummy text.  Visit http://fillertext.com/ to know more about FillerText

4.    Blind Text Generator – With this free text generator, users can select the amount of text, create and copy in the CSS.  A really cool feature regarding Blind Text Generator is the ability to drag and adjust the text area so as to fit a specific column size.  The official website of Blind Text Generator is http://www.blindtextgenerator.com/ .

5.    Lorem Ipsum Generator 3 [http://www.lorem-ipsum.info/generator3] – This can generate text in a number of languages, up to 100 paragraphs at a time. You can have it insert random question marks and exclamation points, to the text.

6.    adhesiontextTM [http://www.adhesiontext.com/] - This generator helps you to choose the characters, language and case. You can also plug in your own characters and it will get shuffled around to create character-based dummy text. This makes adhesiontext one of the popular tools among font designers.

So you have immense choices, pick out one and get going.

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