It’s Lipsum to Me!

Often, when you see example sites (where the design, not the content, is what you’re supposed to be paying attention to), the headers and body test will be in Latin. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t because web designers are all egomaniacs with superiority complexes who want to lord their superior language skills over everyone else. In fact, the text you’re seeing isn’t even real Latin, it’s Lorem Ipsum, or Lipsum, and it’s been around waaaaay longer than the internet. Printers, artists, and engravers have been using Lipsum since the late middle ages to fill in dummy text, or words that are only there as placeholders to show where real words will eventually be. read more