Myth #28: White space is wasted space

Written by UX Myths - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 1, 2010
Tags: ux, whitespace, design

White space or “negative space”, referring to the empty space between and around elements of a design or page layout, is often overlooked and neglected.

Although many may consider it a waste of valuable screen estate, white space is an essential element in web design and “is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background,” Jan Tschichold wrote in 1930.

Not only is white space responsible for readability and content prioritization, it also plays an important role in the visual layout and brand positioning.

The importance of white space in web design

Elements of white space

Some beautiful websites with generous white space

What the world would be without white space

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