Frightful Filler for Your Damned Designs: Zombie Ipsum

Zombie Ipsum Twitter AvatarLorem Ipsum alternatives are all the rage these days, but for your macarbe designs and Halloween websites, there's nothing like Zombie Ipsum.

If you're a web designer who needs a Lorem Ipsum alternative for a Halloween or horror-themed website or brochure, you need to give Zombie Ipsum a spin. Unlike Lorem Ipsum and many of its popular derivatives, Zombie Ipsum is specifically designed for these undead creatures and the people that hunt them.

If you don't know what Lorem Ipsum is, it's that latin-looking text that designers use when showing clients a website or brochure to review. We don't want you getting hung up on the words, we just want you looking at our amazing designs and layouts, so we use bogus text that's easy to ignore.

Here's a sample of Zombie Ipsum, straight from the generator:

Zombie ipsum reversus ab viral inferno, nam rick grimes malum cerebro. De carne lumbering animata corpora quaeritis. Summus brains sit​​, morbo vel maleficia? De apocalypsi gorger omero undead survivor dictum mauris. Hi mindless mortuis soulless creaturas, imo evil stalking monstra adventures resi dentevil vultus comedat cerebella viventium.

I can't tell you the special sauce we used to create Zipsum, but I can say that no zombies were harmed in the production process.

Zombie Ipsum Home Page

At the site you can choose from Regular, Lite, or 50% More Brains, as well as the number of paragraphs you'll need for your website or brochure.

All the illustrations were created by the insanely talented Josh Fisher. One of my favorite parts of the site are Josh's take on the traditional Share buttons:

Zombie Share Buttons

I'd also like to give a big shout out to flyte's own Andy Woznica, who build out the site and included his own touches, especially in the blog:

  • Recent Posts became Recent Maulings
  • Recent Comments became Recent Taunts
  • Categories became The Catacombs
  • Archives became Voodoo Vaults
  • Search became Go Digging (my personal favorite.)

Andy also helped us setup the Facebook version of Zombie Ipsum where you can generate your own filler without having to leave Facebook!

Zombie Ipsum on Facebook

So, if you are in need of any frightful filler for your damned designs…look no further than Zombie Ipsum.

Rich Brooks