Real content is better

By real content, I mean content similar to the one you will end up using in a working software related field, similar length and tone of voice.

Don’t delay content because you’re struggling to fill in the blanks. Do some research, put something in there, test and get some quick feedback. Iterate until you get it right. There are many ways to get real content, have a look at the tips below.

Get valuable feedback

The content should be relevant to your product and users. When people are able to read the content, they will give you feedback about the copy and how they feel about it. This will push you to reflect on the type of messages you communicate and the tone of voice that makes people trust your platform.

Sometimes people you are testing with will bring up questions that you haven’t even thought about. They will give you examples of similar things they use that might help you in your design. With Lorem Ipsum, you won’t get any of that.

Adapt the design to the text length not the opposite

Because no one understands Latin nowadays, designers tend to cut the lorem ipsum text when it pleases them to keep their designs nice and tidy. In reality, content is not the same size, you might have restrictions like between 400 and 600 words but nobody will ask you to write a 600 word article on the dot.