The Importance Of White Space In Web Design With Examples

Almost every designer knows or should know that white space refers to the portion between the elements of a design and it is separated in active white space, which is intentionally left blank for the purpose of the design, and the passive white space, which is the byproduct of the design (for example: the space between the letters). Some designers don’t consider white space that important and you can see this best in their designs which most of the times are cluttered.

White space is really important for readability and usability because makes things easier to read. A space between the lines can do a lot of good to the reader, rather than having the words stuck together. The same principle applies when you want to focus the viewers’ attention to a certain element. Instead of using a bright color for it, you could just leave a lot of white space around it.

White space is also important for the visitors’ user experience. Having a cluttered page makes the viewers’ experience difficult. Nobody likes a page which is hard to navigate because it implies a lot of effort from the visitor, a lot of effort which shouldn’t be. Viewing and interacting with a page should be as easy and relaxing as it can be.

If you are a designer who loves white space and respects its usefulness and your client tells you to close the gap between elements, try to explain him that he will lose customers if he has a cluttered website which won’t allow them to see what they have to see and what they need.

I’ll leave here a few examples of websites which make a good use of white space. I hope these will be a good inspiration for you when creating a new website.

sidigital.co

sidigital.co White space web design inspiration

builtbybuffalo.com

builtbybuffalo.com White space web design inspiration

inky.com

inky.com White space web design inspiration

combadi.com

combadi.com White space web design inspiration

urbotip.com

urbotip.com White space web design inspiration

mylapka.com

mylapka.com White space web design inspiration

sessionm.com

sessionm.com White space web design inspiration

andreaskleiberg.no

andreaskleiberg.no White space web design inspiration

ditto.com

ditto.com White space web design inspiration

eighty3creative.co.uk

eighty3creative.co.uk White space web design inspiration

foundrycollective.com

foundrycollective.com White space web design inspiration

aentan.com

aentan.com White space web design inspiration

harlointeractive.com

harlointeractive.com White space web design inspiration

genstuck.wbur.org

genstuck.wbur.org White space web design inspiration

typographica.org

typographica.org White space web design inspiration

tapmates.com

tapmates.com White space web design inspiration

superreal.de

superreal.de White space web design inspiration

davidhellmann.com

davidhellmann.com White space web design inspiration

studionudge.com

studionudge.com White space web design inspiration

snowbird.com

snowbird.com White space web design inspiration

dropbox.com

dropbox.com White space web design inspiration

shun.kaiusaltd.com

shun.kaiusaltd.com White space web design inspiration

somethingsplendid.com

somethingsplendid.com White space web design inspiration

awesome-fontstacks.com

awesome-fontstacks.com White space web design inspiration

yaronschoen.com

yaronschoen.com White space web design inspiration

room406.com

room406.com White space web design inspiration

fffunction.co

fffunction.co White space web design inspiration

jamiegregory.co.uk

jamiegregory.co.uk White space web design inspiration

cageapp.com

cageapp.com White space web design inspiration

madewithover.com

madewithover.com White space web design inspiration

lottanieminen.com

lottanieminen.com White space web design inspiration

rockawayrelief.com

rockawayrelief.com White space web design inspiration

balsamstudio.com

balsamstudio.com White space web design inspiration

datavinci.sk

datavinci.sk White space web design inspiration

skillshare.com

skillshare.com White space web design inspiration

startupsthisishowdesignworks.com

startupsthisishowdesignworks.com White space web design inspiration

 
 
 
 
 

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