40 Placeholder Content Generators for Testing Project Layouts

Both websites and mobile projects often benefit from demoing content. But instead of spending your time slavishly copywriting, why not incorporate Lorem Ipsum as a method to generate filler text? Over the years many websites have popped up to offer variations on this filler content. Even static images can be embedded on-the-fly with these webapps.

I’ve scoured the Internet putting together a collection of 40 intriguing solutions for content generation. There are plenty of text-based solutions along with some image placeholders as well. Most people end up sticking with 2-3 they like the most. But it never hurts to keep a variety of resources in your designer toolbox.

Cupcake Ipsum

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How To Code an Image Zoom Hover Display with jQuery

For typical e-commerce websites you will often notice a detailed photo display when hovering an image. The zoom effect helps prospective buyers to see more of the product when deciding if it’s worth purchasing. This familiar image zoom effect can be applied to many other websites just to provide a better user experience.

In this tutorial I want to introduce a very simple jQuery plugin called EasyZoom. It’s all free and open source to download right from Github. The tool makes it super easy to create your own image zoom panel, which can appear on mouseover or be tied onto another event handler. Check out my live sample demo to get an idea of the final product.