re: Is there a better alternative to lorem ipsum for placeholder copy? VIEW POST


Lorem Ipsum is a de facto standard and it's 100% ok to use it with clients. Is there a particular reason you don't want to use lorem ipsum? You could always write up real looking mock-text, but that could be time consuming


Hey hey Noah! Yeah I agree, it was just a thought that popped into my head. Wondering besides lorem, if there was any alternatives. I agree, an acceptable approach is to try to come up with a first stab at copy that could potentially be used, but as you said, takes more energy and resources to do so. I appreciate the feedback.


One of the reasons to use lorum ipsum in design documents, is because you don't want the client to focus on specific words if the words themselves aren't part of the design. If you use meaningful copy in a design document, you run the risk of someone focusing on the words/phrasing rather than the design. Using latin is nice because it looks similar to english without being readable (to most people).

Of course, if someone was distracted by the use of lorum ipsum, that would also be bad.

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