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Old 08-05-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Lorem Ipsum bogus for Web Design


I'm working on a new design, and as any regular here just KNOWS, using lorem ipsum text is very useful to design a layout... actual content can get in the way of seeing the design.

But every time I use it for a web site that's reviewed by folks that have no DTP or any other publishing experience, they FOCUS on the gibberish. Even if I try to explain, they just can't get past "all the Latin text".

Over and over, I say "DO NOT LOOK AT THE CONTENT" to no avail. So, any advice on what to use for content?

Lorem Ipsum has a long history; it would be a shame if it died, but in my experience it just does more harm than good outside anyone in the design industry. For the web, the vast majority of our clients are outside the design industry even more so than for print... (print designers are still more respected than web designers, sadly....)


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