Monthly Archives: March 2012

Banners

Chris McCoy (who did the Bacon Ipsum WordPress plugin) made some cool animated banners for us.  Thanks Chris, very nice!

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jQuery Plugin

I whipped up a little Bacon Ipsum jQuery plugin that uses our API to generate some meaty goodness.  When you’re mocking up a design, now you can use this plugin in your HTML rather than static text.

You can reference the plugin from our server or download it and use it locally.
http://cdn.baconipsum.com/api/jquery-BaconIpsum.js

The easiest way to use it is just to call the method with no options.
$('#placeholder').BaconIpsum();

You can also pass in options.

$('#placeholder).BaconIpsum({ type:'all-meat', paras:5, start_with_lorem:false });
$('#placeholder).BaconIpsum({ type:'meat-and-filler', sentences:1, start_with_lorem:true });

  • type: either ‘all-meat’ or ‘meat-and-filler’
  • paras: number of paragraphs
  • sentences: number of sentences (this overrides paragraphs)
  • start_with_lorem: true or false to start the text with ‘Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet’
  • no_tags: true or false, pass true to not wrap the return value in <p> tags
  • set_value: sets the element value rather than appending

There’s a sample page on GitHub with some example code.

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South by South Bacon

My feet and voice are still recovering from SXSW Interactive but I had a great time.  There’s a huge stack of web development notes and slides for me to go through and some R&D to improve my development skills.

I also met a ton of people that use Bacon Ipsum on a regular basis.  Someone even thought it was my startup and wanted a pitch.  Hehehe…

Some of the folks that stopped to get a picture with me.

 

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Fred likes speck

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This is Fred.  She likes speck and wanted it added to Bacon Ipsum, so we did. 

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Clyde is a fan

Clyde the boxer (a rescue dog) is also a fan of Bacon Ipsum.  However, he’s also a fan of every other type of food, so this isn’t saying much.

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Modernipsum and WordPress

I found a couple things buried in my inbox…

  1. Modernipsum – An artier lorem ipsum generator
  2. bacon-ipsum WordPress plugin by Chris McCoy (uses our API)

Modernipsum

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Bacon reigns supreme

Gavin Rehkemper posted a list of Top 10 Lorem Ipsum Generators on the Internet and Bacon Ipsum is #1.

But I don’t need a list to tell me that.  🙂

SXSW starts tomorrow, hope to meet some Bacon Ipsum fans!

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Find me at SXSW

I’ll be attending SXSW Interactive this year and I hope to meet some fans of Bacon Ipsum. If you see someone that looks like Pvt. Pyle from Full Metal Jacket wearing a Bacon Ipsum shirt, it’s probably me.  I promise I won’t eat your jelly donuts.

Or keep an eye out for my Bacon Ipsum badge.  @jenkcunningham makes custom Twitter badges for people.  You should get one.  They’re awesome.

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iBacon

@Scrobby has whipped up an iOS Bacon Ipsum app and it’s now available in the App Store (iPhone and iPad).

Looks pretty good!  I think I need to do some UI improvements to my Android app now.  Thanks Scrobby!

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