UIE Article: In Defense of Lorem Ipsum

Jared Spool

May 18th, 2016

In this week’s article, we reprint an article by Karen McGrane where she argues you should use Lorem Ispum despite descent from some prominent figures in the UX community.

Here’s an excerpt from the article

I’m a word person, okay? I start with the content, and design around it. I often show draft copy in design reviews. And yet, I still use Lorem Ipsum. I believe wholeheartedly that greek text has a place in the interaction designer’s toolkit. Even content strategists can find a place in their hearts for it.

Now, look. if you’re running a project where you mock up designs, get them approved, code them up, build a CMS, hook it all together, and then everyone looks around and says “Who’s got the content? Wait, this content doesn’t match the designs and it won’t fit in the CMS!” then you have a problem. A big problem.

Read the article: In Defense of Lorem Ipsum

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