Fixie.js – Automatically add filler content to your templates and themes!

May
18

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Meandering about the internets this morning I happened upon something so awesome it actually made me come out of hiatus to share with everyone.

As a developer, loads of my time when building out a website is spent throwing in filler content until I or the client actually adds the sites final copy. Copying and pasting from Lipsum.com or another generator over and over and over and over again. Time consuming, right?

Well, Fixie seems to be a nice little script created by Ryhan Hassan that will eliminate all that wasted time locating text and copying & pasting it in.

From the Fixie site:

By interpreting your semantic HTML5 tags, Fixie will automagically add the right type of content in the right places. Headings, paragraphs, links, images, sections… trust me, it’s all there. That way you can focus on your design, instead of finding the right filler content.

Fixie works just by adding the class “fixie” (ex: <h1 class=”fixie”></h1>) to whatever element you need filler text in. It will then locate that element and drop in appropiate content.

Gosh why didn’t someone do this sooner?

The demo page shows you how Fixie enters content into those elements – refresh it a few times and you will see the content change. I’m going to be testing it today as I work on a new template. Try it out and tell me what you think in the comments!

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2 Responses to Fixie.js – Automatically add filler content to your templates and themes!

  1. Jonathan Bardi says:

    All I can say is…. WOW! This would have saved me SO much headache for the past umpteen years!

  2. RootShell says:

    AMAZINGLY SIMPLE!

    Loved it and will use it on daily basis… thanks CSSgirl for tell me about it in the first place.

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