'Less is more' is a fundamental principle that gives white space its strength. By adding or subtracting empty space around certain elements you can draw/repel attention, highlight their importance, and even exude certain moods, such as elegance.
White space – or negative space as it's also known – is a highly misunderstood and underappreciated component of proper UI design.
And this free ebook from the makers of UXPin (opens in new tab), Zen of White Space in Web UI Design, clarifies its importance and explain its application, using 14 real examples from companies like Apple, Lever, Wanderlust, Sketchapp, and more.
Reading this book will teach you:
- The principles that govern white space, taken from the history of aesthetics, and applied to web design
- The differences between compositional, visual, and textual white space
- How to create visual hierarchy and draw attention with white space
- How to build a comprehensive and attractive layout structure
- Why white space is especially important for single page sites
- The power of spacing for grouping, chunking, and navigation
This free ebook is available to download right now. If you find it helpful, feel free to share!
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