Making Space

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.