February 3, 2013

Lorem Ipsum: Origins and Implementation in Graphic Design

Lorem Ipsum Implementation in Graphic Design
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Ever read those words? Yes, the text quoted above is the standard Lorem Ipsum text that has been used since the 1500s as a standard example of a text that is often used in the printing and typesetting industry.

Lorem Ipsum Origins

Lorem Ipsum first discovered when an unknown Pressman take a collection of texts, which are then shuffle into a book sample letter. Lorem Ipsum itself actually comes from the 1:10:32 and 1:10:33 from the script of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (Extreme Side of Good and Evil) a piece of classical Latin literature written by Cicero. This fact was discovered by a Professor of Latin Language from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, Richard McClintock.

The Use of Lorem Ipsum As written in Wikipedia

"In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum is placeholder text (filler text) commonly used to demonstrate the graphics elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography, and layout." - Wikipedia

The reason why Lorem Ipsum used as a standard text in a design work due to the letters of a text Lorem Ipsum has spread to normal letters and evenly. So it can be likened to an English-language text that can be read (even though it is quite confusing).

Lorem Ipsum Implementation in Graphic Design

One example of the application of the use Lorem Ipsum text in graphic design is the layout of a web design. Where is that when the process of reviewing a client is not affected by the contents of text from a web page created, but so that the client can be given more attention to the design, not the contents of the text that are listed on it.

The use Lorem Ipsum By A Web Design Layout

Lorem Ipsum By A Web Design Layout
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But as time goes by will be appear a question "Is Lorem Ipsum still need to be used in a design?"

Given that critical client will always ask the things they had seen in detail, it is possible sentences that can be difficult to understand to be a "stumbling block" in a design that is addressed to clients.

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