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TOOL: Alpha version of The Greeker

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 15:50:13 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990618154745.02289c20@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Greeking is a term from design that means "using dummy text
to represent actual text in a layout." It's called such
because the traditional way to "greek" a page is to use
nonsense Greek (or Latin) language phrases instead of the
real text.

In his 17 May 1998 AlertBox column, Jakob Nielsen mentions
the usability benefits of "greeking" a web design to see
if the layout is still usable even without the words.

Testing your design by greeking the text may be a worthwhile
way of seeing if the layout and graphics stand on their own,
and can contribute to increased understanding by limited
textual comprehension users.

To use the Greeker, go to:


This is an ALPHA TEST version of the script, so please report
any bugs to aware@hwg.org -- thanks!

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
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Received on Friday, 18 June 1999 19:08:51 UTC

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