Lorem Ipsum Dolor

No this isn’t a fake post. It’s something almost every designer (web or print) out there uses as a placeholder for text in his/her design. But using the same text over and over again can get a little boring. How many headings can you see starting with Lorem ipsum?

Fortunately some people have made fake-content generators for us designers to use. 🙂

First off: The Lorem Ipsum Generator at lipsum.com. You can specify the amount of paragraphs or words. But best of all, you have the option of NOT starting with lorem ipsum. *Thank you!* Repetative text can kill your design. I’ve had clients who thought they we’re getting a 2-column design, because the repeating text created a virtual gutter in the middle… I was young… 😉

But wait there’s more. Yesterday I came across Kuro5hin’s list of Web Apps. In there I found the the SCIgen – An Automatic CS Paper Generator. This one basically creates scientific papers on-the-fly, including graphs, figures and citations! Now there’s something your clients won’t understand and will be impressed by.
Actually one ‘report’ was so convincing it was accepted for a submission for a conference…

If you know more I would love to hear about them.

Update: It seems that ‘Lorem ipsum’ isn’t just popular with designer. Technorati seems to be overflowing with people testing their weblog with it. If only they’ve read this post…

Author: Caspar

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