Tags: generator

Manifest generator

A handy tool for helping you generate a JSON manifest file for your site. You’ll need one of those if you want Android devices to provide an “add to home screen” prompt.

Arbitrary Number Generator

Need an arbitrary—but not random—number? Here you go.

No numbers available? Top up the stock by providing some arbitrary numbers.

What Should I Design? - the design prompt generator

Get your next design game off to a quick start with this handy generator of nonsensical-yet-vaguely-plausible product ideas.


Nice! A Yeoman generator for scaffolding your own pattern primer.

(Those are just words, aren’t they? Y’know, as opposed to a sentence that would actually make sense to most right-thinking people.)

Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

I bet you’re going to just keep clicking and clicking and clicking…

Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator

Don’t let James Bridle get a hold of this.

UX Job Title Generator

Like @jeremysjob, but specifically for UX roles.

Where is STML?

Any sufficiently advanced Markov chain is indistinguishable from James Bridle.

NoisePNG - Generate noisy PNG-images with alpha-transparency

If you’re adding some noise texture to your backgrounds, this little service might be handy. I usually base-64 encode these kinds of background images: it would be nice to see that added as an option here.

Quora eBooks

Markov-generated Quora questions …far more entertaining than actual Quora questions.

Avería – The Average Font

An algorithmically-generated font sounds like a terrible idea but I actually quite like the end result.

Wait, what does your startup do?

Humour through noun permutations. The results are all-too believable.

Bacon Ipsum | A Meatier Lorem Ipsum Generator

A meatier alternative to lorem ipsum placeholder text.

The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

This is kind of mean, but it made me laugh. Out loud.

Yet Another Placeholder Generator

Look what Norm! built: it's another placeholder image service, but this is one that you can install and run on your own machine.

Wait, what does your startup do?

This is far too realistic for comfort.

What The Fuck Is My Social Media Strategy?

Making it up so you don't have to — somewhat like my New Media Company Name generator from a few years back.

border-image-generator - In Case of Stairs

A very handy GUI for figuring out the somewhat complicated syntax of border-image in CSS3.

Douchebag Name Generator

The results are astounding accurate.

malevole - Text Generator

An excellent alternative to Lorem Ipsum ...possibly even better than Anguish Languish.

O'Reilly Maker - Create a funny book cover!

Create your own O'Reilly book cover. Maybe you have to be a geek to find this amusing. I find this amusing.


A great little tool for creating favicons.

The London Evening Standard Headline Generator

Using photographs of actual headlines from the Evening Standard.