White space

30 Aug 2010

“White space is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background.”

 — Jan Tschichold


  1. 1 Petra 31 Aug 2010

    White is every colour. Black is no colour at all. That why I like off-white or off-black colours instead. But you use a background as well so… Do you agree?
    Groetjes Petra

  2. 2 Hendrik-Jan 02 Sep 2010

    I think, it’s not about the color of the background, but al about the space around the obvious element.

  3. 3 Veerle Pieters 03 Sep 2010

    @Petra Hendrik-Jan is right, it isn’t about the color white but about the room/breathing space between elements on a page. Some see that white space as a wasted space.

  4. 4 MacConin 04 Sep 2010

    A white space is the room that you give any element to breathe. You can squeeze for exmple a logo in any part of a design. Give’em room to be more recognized…

  5. 5 Petra 06 Sep 2010

    @Veerle Pieters

    Veerle, in that case I do agree totally.