Does the Amount of Whitespace Really Matter?

“It has been a long-held notion that the use of open space or ‘whitespace’ adds not only to the attractiveness of the design of a written publication, but

“It has been a long-held notion that the use of open space or ‘whitespace’ adds not only to the attractiveness of the design of a written publication, but adds to the functionality as well. For example, it has been stated that whitespace plays the crucial role of ‘directing the viewer’s attention to the regions where important information is provided and allowing the global structure of the composition to assume a meaningful configuration’ …However, it has been asserted by Web usability researcher Jared Spool that these assumptions should not apply to Web design.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE