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Why NOT to use Lorem ipsum in design projects

lorem ipsum signHave your clients ever asked what Lorem ipsum means, in what language it’s written, why it has been used instead of some real and readable text? Lorem ipsum is more than common in graphic and web design. It used as a placeholder text to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography, and layout and direct the focus to overall presentation instead of focusing on the textual content. Lorem ipsum is not intended to have meaning.

Why Lorem ipsum is bad?

However, in reality Lorem ipsum often stimulate curiosity due to its resemblance to classical Latin. Many clients don’t know what Lorem ipsum is and for them it’s the main distraction in the project. Using Lorem ipsum also reduces text-based content to a visual design element (a “shape” of text) instead of valuable information someone is going to have to enter and/or read.

What to use instead of Lorem ipsum?

The content that will as much as possible resemble content that will be placed in the final project. The goal here is to get as close to the real customer experience as possible. If your site or application requires data input, enter real and relevant words and type the text. You can use Creative commons search to find text and images on any topic for use in your projects. For sure, it takes more time than using Lorem ipsum but it allows you to make better projects and work in real word right from the start.

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