Web Design Whitespace Addiction

There’s a new disturbing trend in website design.  Fill up the page with whitespace.

One example is the new delicious.  They went form a compact design, to a design cluttered with whitespace.

Google also did this with the new UI for Blogger, Google Analytics, and Gmail.  For gmail, there’s an option to go back to the old-style compact layout.  I stopped using Blogger and Google Analytics.

Is the same stupid UI consultant advising everyone?  Is everyone copying the bad practices from everyone else.

A lot of websites now use a lot of whitespace and a very large font.  It’s a disturbing trend.


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