Using White Space in Web Design: Best Websites of 2017

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According to Jan Tschichold, "White Space is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background". We couldn't agree more.


Using white space in web design is nothing new. A few years back when it became a huge trend, we were early adopters and used plenty of the stuff for our site. So much so, in fact, that we received a lot recognition and we were featured in global print magazines, design award websites and popular design blogs.

That was then, and now that white space is so frequently adopted, we tend not to stumble across articles that celebrate it so much anymore. That’s why we though we create a quick article to show how the usage of white space in web design has progressed, and share some of the sites that we feel are doing it the best.

What is White Space in Web Design?

No it doesn’t have to be white as such, it might be blue or black. White space (like white noise) just indicates ‘empty’ or ‘nothing’. Instead of using small margins or padding, the designers has used a lack of content or empty space in order to emphasise the content that is there and create a sense of spaciousness. It’s that simple.

Here’s a few of our favourites:

Sweet Studio - http://www.sweet.studio

Sweet Studio - http://www.sweet.studio

Studio Mast - http://www.studiomast.co

Studio Mast - http://www.studiomast.co