Funny things for graphic and web designers | How About Orange

August 29, 2011

Funny things for graphic and web designers

While poking around Don't Fear the Internet, a site that teaches non-web designers (like moi!) how to make a website, I found this desktop wallpaper. If you've ever monkeyed around with code, it will make you giggle. The wallpaper is from Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer, the masterminds behind the website.

Speaking of giggling, you might be familiar with the fake Latin text Lorem Ipsum that designers stick into their layouts as placeholder copy. Lorem Ipsum is available in a variety of awesome and inappropriate flavors. Designers, check out Hipster Ipsum, Gangsta Lorem Ipsum, and Bacon Ipsum. Or head over to the Greeking Machine to pick up some Hillbilly, Marketing, or Pseudo German Ipsum (though this last site could do with a few more short words and articles to mimic the rhythm of real copy). Enjoy.

19 comments:

Grandma G said...

Hmmm.... had too much free time on your hands lately? ;)

Mum

Valerie Parizeault said...

Very Funny (I'm a web designer, lol).

Linka said...

Lol! I love this! very funny!

Alisha said...

Have you seen bacon ipsum? ha! http://baconipsum.com/

Janell said...

Not just funny to graphic designers - this code-monkey finds it amusing, too :)

Jessica Jones said...

Alisha: I have NOT! I'm adding it to the list immediately!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Thank you for sharing this! It is so timely for me right now and I can't say enough about how it eased my fears about a potential new job and new venture!!

Bek said...

haha, too funny!

My husband writes code for a living, and I'm tempted to replace the background on our computer with this... But then I'd have to get rid of the lovely orange background I have (which I'm sure I found on this site!).

Christina said...

coolness

Myra said...

I had to share this with my advertising vendors, as we use Greeking all the time. Hillbilly is hiliarious.

Fonda said...

Hah I love it!! Thanks for a Monday giggle. ;)

The Gourmet On A Diet said...

OMG I can't even read this for more than two seconds because someone is going to ask me what I'm laughing at...SO CLEVER!

Natalie said...

Ahh! I love Hipster Ipsum! I love it so much that I, too, shared it on my blog (I linked back to you, though) :)

leeqiang said...
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Monique said...

This is awesome... Love the Ipsums. Thanks!

Las Flores del Sur said...

As a graphic and web designer... I love it!! LOL

Renae said...

Pickled beets? Someone didn't thoroughly research an Aussie burger! We call it beetroot over here, but aside from nit-picking the wallpaper is very cute!

Melki said...

nice

jenny said...

Thanks for such a great article here. I was searching for something like this for quite a long time and at last I’ve found it on your blog.

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