White space or “negative space”, referring to the empty space between and around elements of a design or page layout, is often overlooked and neglected.

Although many may consider it a waste of valuable screen estate, white space is an essential element in web design and “is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background,” Jan Tschichold wrote in 1930.

https://uxmyths.com/post/2059998441/myth-28-white-space-is-wasted-space

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