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django.contrib.webdesign
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The ``django.contrib.webdesign`` package, part of the `"django.contrib" add-ons`_,
provides various Django helpers that are particularly useful to Web *designers*
(as opposed to developers).

At present, the package contains only a single template tag. If you have ideas
for Web-designer-friendly functionality in Django, please `suggest them`_.

.. _"django.contrib" add-ons: ../add_ons/
.. _suggest them: ../contributing/

Template tags
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To use these template tags, add ``'django.contrib.webdesign'`` to your
``INSTALLED_APPS`` setting. Once you've done that, use
``{% load webdesign %}`` in a template to give your template access to the tags.


lorem
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Displays random "lorem ipsum" Latin text. This is useful for providing sample
data in templates.

Usage::

    {% lorem [count] [method] [random] %}

The ``{% lorem %}`` tag can be used with zero, one, two or three arguments.
The arguments are:

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    Argument     Description
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    ``count``    A number (or variable) containing the number of paragraphs or
                 words to generate (default is 1).
    ``method``   Either ``w`` for words, ``p`` for HTML paragraphs or ``b``
                 for plain-text paragraph blocks (default is ``b``).
    ``random``   The word ``random``, which if given, does not use the common
                 paragraph ("Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...") when generating
                 text.
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Examples:

    * ``{% lorem %}`` will output the common "lorem ipsum" paragraph.
    * ``{% lorem 3 p %}`` will output the common "lorem ipsum" paragraph
      and two random paragraphs each wrapped in HTML ``<p>`` tags.
    * ``{% lorem 2 w random %}`` will output two random Latin words.