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White space: The final (uncluttered) frontier for websites

Posted on 06.13.17 by Spyglass


Speaking of space… Everyone has heard it before. “More White Space!” is the “More Cowbell!” of web design. Everybody wants it, aspires to it and knows deep down that the old “less is more” is the new Zen of design. If you’ve been down this path already, you know it’s easier said than done. The urge to stuff 10-lbs of content into a 5-lb web page is hard to resist. But what exactly does “White Space” mean and why is it so powerful? And how do you make sure you have some? Here’s a quick overview.