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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum.

Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres, quarum unam incolunt Belgae, aliam Aquitani, tertiam qui ipsorum lingua Celtae, nostra Galli appellantur. Hi omnes lingua, institutis, legibus inter se differunt. Gallos ab Aquitanis Garumna flumen, a Belgis Matrona et Sequana dividit. Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae, propterea quod a cultu atque humanitate provinciae longissime absunt, minimeque ad eos mercatores saepe commeant atque ea quae ad effeminandos animos pertinent important, proximique sunt Germanis, qui trans Rhenum incolunt, quibuscum continenter bellum gerunt. Qua de causa Helvetii quoque reliquos Gallos virtute praecedunt, quod fere cotidianis proeliis cum Germanis contendunt, cum aut suis finibus eos prohibent aut ipsi in eorum finibus bellum gerunt. Eorum una, pars, quam Gallos obtinere dictum est, initium capit a flumine Rhodano, continetur Garumna flumine, Oceano, finibus Belgarum, attingit etiam ab Sequanis et Helvetiis flumen Rhenum, vergit ad septentriones. Belgae ab extremis Galliae finibus oriuntur, pertinent ad inferiorem partem fluminis Rheni, spectant in septentrionem et orientem solem. Aquitania a Garumna flumine ad Pyrenaeos montes et eam partem Oceani quae est ad Hispaniam pertinet; spectat inter occasum solis et septentriones.

This is dummy copy. You're not really supposed to read dummy copy, it is just a place holder for people who need some type to visualize what the actual copy might look like if it were real content. If you want to read, I might suggest a good book, perhaps Hemingway or Melville. That's why they call it dummy copy.

This, of course, is not the real copy for this advertisement. The real words will be written once you have approved the headline. Rest assured, the words will expand the concept. With clarity. Conviction. And even a little wit. Because in today’s competitive marketing environment, the body copy of your advertisment must lead the reader through a series of disarmingly simple thoughts. All your supporting arguments must be communicated with simplicity and charm. And in such a way that the reader will read on. (After all, that’s a reader’s job: to read, isn’t it?) And by the time your readers have reached this point in the finished copy, you will have convinced them that you not only respect their intelligence, but you also understand their needs as consumers. As a result of which, your advertisment will repay your efforts. Take your sales; simply put, they will rise. Likewise your credibility. There’s every chance your competitors will wish they’d placed this advertisement, not you. While your customers will have probably forgotten that your competitors even exist. Which brings us, by a somewhat circuitous route, to another small point, but one which we feel should be raised. As a marketer, you probably don’t even believe in body copy. Let alone long body copy. (Unless you have a long body yourself.) Well, truth is, who‘s to blame you? Fact is, too much long body copy is dotted with such indulgent little phrases like truth is, fact is, and who’s to blame you. Trust us: we guarantee, with a hand over our heart, that no such indulgent rubbish will appear in your advertisement. That’s why God gave us big blue pencils. So we can expunge every expedient example of low-witted waffle. For you, the skies will be blue, the birds will sing, and your copy will be crafted by a dedicated little man whose wife will be sitting at home, knitting, wondering why your advertisement demands more of her husband‘s time than it should. But you will know why, won‘t you? You will have given her husband a chance to immortalise himself in print, writing some of the most persuasive prose on behalf of a truly enlightened purveyor of widgets. And so, while your dedicated reader, enslaved to each mellifluous paragraph, clutches his newspaper with increasing interest and intention to purchase, you can count all your increased profits and take pots of money to your bank. Sadly, this is not the real copy for this advertisement. But it could well be. All you have to do is look at the account executive sitting across your desk (the fellow with the lugubrious face and the calf-like eyes), and say ”Yes! Yes! Yes!“ And anything you want, body copy, dinners, women, will be yours. Couldn’t be fairer than that, could we?

Weit hinten, hinter den Wortbergen, fern der Länder Vokalien und Konsonantien leben die Blindtexte. Abgeschieden wohnen Sie in Buchstabhausen an der Küste des Semantik, eines großen Sprachozeans. Ein kleines Bächlein namens Duden fließt durch ihren Ort und versorgt sie mit den nötigen Regelialien. Es ist ein paradiesmatisches Land, in dem einem gebratene Satzteile in den Mund fliegen. Nicht einmal von der allmächtigen Interpunktion werden die Blindtexte beherrscht - ein geradezu unorthographisches Leben. Eines Tages aber beschloß eine kleine Zeile Blindtext, ihr Name war Lorem Ipsum, hinaus zu gehen in die weite Grammatik. Der große Oxmox riet ihr davon ab, da es dort wimmele von bösen Kommata, wilden Fragezeichen und hinterhältigen Semikoli, doch das Blindtextchen ließ sich nicht beirren. Es packte seine sieben Versalien, schob sich sein Initial in den Gürtel und machte sich auf den Weg. Als es die ersten Hügel des Kursivgebirges erklommen hatte, warf es einen letzten Blick zurück auf die Skyline seiner Heimatstadt Buchstabhausen, die Headline von Alphabetdorf und die Subline seiner eigenen Straße, der Zeilengasse. Wehmütig lief ihm eine rethorische Frage über die Wange, dann setzte es seinen Weg fort. Unterwegs traf es eine Copy. Die Copy warnte das Blindtextchen, da, wo sie herkäme wäre sie zigmal umgeschrieben worden und alles, was von ihrem Ursprung noch übrig wäre, sei das Wort "und" und das Blindtextchen solle umkehren und wieder in sein eigenes, sicheres Land zurückkehren. Doch alles Gutzureden konnte es nicht überzeugen und so dauerte es nicht lange, bis ihm ein paar heimtückische Werbetexter auflauerten, es mit Longe und Parole betrunken machten und es dann in ihre Agentur schleppten, wo sie es für ihre Projekte wieder und wieder mißbrauchten. Und wenn es nicht umgeschrieben wurde, dann benutzen Sie es immernoch.

Fenols maket höl bo. Hit omaifükoy sufädolöd on. Mu higok pejonedon taläntas vio, jü begom kudols-li seimik vin. Odunob-li plökön ün vol. God gö logedom sevobs tidäbis, dunolsöd odeadons ogidükons tü kap. Tä igleipom obläfom sui, güo tomön utans da. Bibinolavanas ladäls telans ta klu, benö ospaloms purgator län ni. Ele regänis telans ai. Mu liö cunons degtelis sagolsöd. Jüo foldeg milanan ravön ob, binolsös eleigädol goldi naf äl. It moö balani barak klotem. Bü atosa lilol-li vilols uto. Lo ced menädi sanolsöd, bo galilaea ladäls louni deg, oma no omis supenädi. Iv elotidobs-li kudols-li sis. Mit kelos sufälön is, luslugols padünön taläntas ole bü. Kio elotidobs-li logonsös ko, ob osagölo osämikebobs votan val. Dünön fodob obinons fug ga, badikans benö klöfa vo tab. Kio pö kanobs vipi, kü ced osufom seadölo. Mot jiatans klänikosi vipi lo, ocunoms suvo vol ek, ole vo nemödiko ocedols valanis. Klotem oflapons ravanaspadädi de nen, jigok milanan lä sör, ob hetons natädik vipi oma. Dil nepueds pöfölonös ek. One nendöfiks obinomöd vipi ud, das laka neai no. Kudols-li olik cüg va, at cuk mutoms valiks vönaoloveikod. Is döbotis smalikanas val, enegenükoms pöpis votik zao ya, of vöd ofalons pöfölonös. Fenols ofulükols sejedon mod de, esökols stagi ünü of. In plu egivom-li osagob pejonedon, benomeugik dobiko sofälik at sil. Neföro obinofs omi de, lügons osagob votik dom at, del tu höliovegam ledunon. Ati dotolsöv pesagon if, kö div pijuniselanas vobanis, panemon zitevon men tö.

Nun iz urino sekse subjunkcio. On eko alio familiano alternativdemando. Bis ci centilitro subtegmentejo, plue lasi afro troa al. Via os ajna ceceo. Pro plus frato grado sh, nv ador praanta?hiera? pra, ek tiu decimala minusklo. Dz hej filo difina jugoslavo, imaga transitiva subtegmentejo mi ant. Igi il kvin kiam gingivalo, pra krom diskriminacio je. Tri tc grupo triliono la?longe, ig tiea seksa ies. Er ism okej multa ablativa, u a? peta kvanta. Veo peti ikso ol, ien danki tamen et. Ebl oj brosi pentekosto profitanto. Be mil dato maksimume, o peta estro nen. Ree si titolo kapabl vortludo. Adjektiva dikfingro kunmeta?o ik sia, armo s'joro log in. Veka krome lanta via ac. Nk elen hoketo nominativa cis, mal samo sekso dekuma da, so devi komplika int. To pro samo e?o kernovorto, far spite kasedo ekkria ut. Super turpa emfazado jen as, hago lasta iufoje io tet. Mono onjo gardi ha sia, poa centi refleksiva ut. Ia deci usono anta?eniri cit, pri alial proto frakcistreko am. Altlernejo prirespondi unu nf, iam unuj da?rigi ig. Dum rilata dekuma ut, emfazo kazablanko beda?rinde ing id, geto minimume centimetro muo um. Mal jo apud konsonanto, sur kapabl dekuma okulvitroj if. Bisi ikso sanskrito men if, hago ologi la nea. Unt ie iama pluso. To poa estro priskribo, sed bv finnlando multiplikite, vendo kvanta postesigno tio re. Cia ju proto minca, at iam na? haltostreko demandovorto. Oj mini jesa makro hot. Piko pago ekstera?o far fo, sat giga bat'o priskribo gh, ge ebl sude.

A Olórin i yáresse Mentaner i Númeherui Tírien i Rómenóri, Maiaron i oiosaila Manan elye etevanne Nórie i malanelye? Ú-reniathach i amar galen I reniad lín ne môr, nuithannen In gwidh ristennin, i fae narchannen I Lach Anor ed ardhon gwannen Calad veleg, ethuiannen. Melme nóren sina núra ala Eäro. Ilfirin nairelma ullume nucuvalme Nauva i nauva. A Elbereth Gilthoniel, silivren penna miriel o menel aglar elenath, na-chaered palan diriel o galadhremmin ennorath nef aear, sí aearon, Fanluilos, le linnathon Nef aear, sí aearon! A Bereth thar-Ennui Aeair! A Galad ven i reniar hi 'aladhremmin ennorath. A Elbereth Gilthoniel ithil nâ thûl, ithil lîn hen...


What is "Dummy copytext"?

Dummy Copytext or "Greeked text" refers to nonsensical passages of text which are used to demonstrate typography work. Greeked text is often in a foreign language (such as Greek, hence the name), or made up of nonexistent words, so that the viewer will not be distracted by the textual content but can focus on the fonts and layout. The classic passages of "greeked text" were actually in Latin, specifically starting with the doggerel Lorem ipsum.

Where text is visible in a document, people tend to focus on the textual content rather than upon overall presentation, so publishers use lorem ipsum when displaying a typeface or design in order to direct the focus to presentation. "Lorem ipsum" is also said to approximate a typical distribution of letters in English, which helps to shift the focus to presentation.

The text is derived from Cicero's De finibus bonorum et malorum (On the Ends of Goods and Evils). The original passage began: Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit (Translation: "Nobody likes pain for its own sake, or looks for it and wants to have it, just because it is pain...."). It is not known exactly when the text acquired its current standard form; it may have been as early as the 1500s (albeit with subsequent minor changes) or as late as the 1960s. (Source: Wikipedia, here and here. Wikipedia Copyright stipulations apply.)

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