White space is in.
Whether we’re talking about interior design or web design, blank space can add a calming effect, make things feel clean, and it just looks downright classy if it’s done right.
White space on a web page offers our eyes and minds a rest while taking in content, just as a room with sparsely and well-placed items may give us a calm feeling. Getting rid of clutter is all the rage.
Types of white space include:
  • micro
  • macro
  • passive
  • active
For more information, the Interaction Design Foundation provides a really nice article on the power of white space.