Yes/No Ipsum!

I’ve heard a number of people make statements lately like: “If you’re using Lorem Ipsum text, just stop it.” Or similar. That argument, expanded, goes something like this. Design exists to serve content. Lorem ipsum is fake content. If you’re already designing, and you are using fake content, you are not serving the content and thus not doing your job as a designer correctly.

Pretty extreme, I think. Karen McGrane is one of the only people I’ve heard argue the other way, in her article “In Defense of Lorem Ipsum“. She asks:

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